In view of the collection Dutch author Maarten ‘t Hart wrote in 1988 that Vestdijk could have become ‘at least a fairly good composer’. Music played a frequent part in Vestdijk’s literary activities.
Already in 1989 Vestdijk’s library had been given on loan to Utrecht University Library. This loan has now been turned into a gift. The collection consists of approximately 2.000 books, most of which literary works, and dozens of journal volumes. In many books we find notes, underlined phrases, or loose leaves with remarks. But also review copies sent by authors and inscribed by them. Vestdijk’s correspondence and manuscripts are housed in the Letterkundig Museum in The Hague.
Both Vestdijk’s music manuscripts and books from his library can be consulted at the Department of Special Collections of Utrecht University Library