TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Dutch(Nederlands)

Dutch (Nederlands) is a West Germanic language spoken by about 25 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting most of the population of the Netherlands (where it is the only official language countrywide) and about 60% of the population of Belgium (as one of three official languages). It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German. Outside the Low Countries, it is the native language of the majority of the population of Suriname where it also holds an official status, as it does in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, which are constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and are located in the Caribbean. Historical linguistic minorities on the verge of extinction remain in parts of France and Germany, and in Indonesia, while up to half a million native speakers may reside in the United States, Canada and Australia combined. The Cape Dutch dialects of Southern Africa have evolved into Afrikaans, a mutually intelligible daughter language which is spoken to some degree by at least 16 million people, mainly in South Africa and Namibia. Dutch is one of the closest relatives of both German and English and is colloquially said to be "roughly in between" them. Dutch, like Englis... ()

Dutch is spoken in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten and 515 TV shows/series (between 1955 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Netherlands (271). Popular genres for Dutch TV shows/series are Drama (177), Comedy (125) and Crime (53). Familie (1991-), Thuis (1995-), Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden (1990-), The First Years (2014-) and Lisa (2021-) are among the best known & most successful Dutch TV shows/series.

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25min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Famile is a Flemish television series, which is broadcast on VTM since December 30th, 1991. It's the longest running Belgian soap opera. The storylines take place mostly in and around the city of Mechelen, where the family Van Den Bossche longstanding operates its family business. The soap has a diverse cast where Jef De Smedt, Jacky Lafon and Annie Geeraerts all continuous part of it since the very beginning. Several times the series was subjected to a thorough facelift in order to stay fresh and innovative. Often thereby also young actors added to the series, without touching the base. Familie is from Monday to Friday to see about 19:45 on VTM, except from late June to late August.


25min per episode
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Thuis is a Belgian television soap opera, which airs on één, which is in the hands of VRT, the national broadcasting channel of the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.Thuis first aired on 23 December 1995, featuring Pol Goossen, Janine Bischops, Merel De Vilder Robier, Sally-Jane Van Horebeeck, Annick Segal, Monika Van Lierde, Rik Andries and the late Donald Madder.Thuis grew to become Flanders' number one soap, gaining 900,000 viewers, and therefore beating competing channel vtm's soap operas Familie and former series Wittekerke. Thuis is currently in its 18th season. On May 27, 2011 episode number 3000 was aired.

Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden(1990-)

30min per episode | Drama, Reality-TV, Soap / Telenovela
2.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Goede tijden, slechte tijden, also known as GTST, is the longest-running Dutch soap opera, which began on 1 October 1990 on RTL4. The programme was the first daily soap in the Netherlands. The soap is produced by Joop van den Ende and to date over 4,000 episodes have been broadcast. It was inspired by the Australian soap The Restless Years, although it started following its own course during the third season. GTST is broadcast Monday to Friday at 20:00. Around 1.5 million viewers watch each episode. It is the highest rated soap opera in the Netherlands.The soap mainly revolves around the lives of the families Alberts, Sanders, De Jong, Van Houten and Bouwhuis. It all takes place in the fictional town of Meerdijk. Like any other soap, marriage, divorce, kidnapping and business are a few of the ingredients of GTST, although in recent years, GTST has become known for writing and producing more controversial storylines. GTST is also known for having a summer break each year, ending a season sometime in June with a cliffhanger, only to resume three months later in September. Although the early cliffhangers often revolved around family drama, later cliffhangers have often revolved around disasters and unexpected twists.

The First Years(2014-)

10min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The First Years is a contemporary scripted reality serie about the first year of secondary school with recognizable and poignant stories about the fascinations, challenges and problems of first graders. The stories are based on true events, which makes them very recognizable for young viewers. But also uplifting: love, first kiss…

With Claire Veldkamp, Sevcan Koçer, Daan Kruysifix, Else Talsma, Vincent Visser, Sterre van Woudenberg, ...

Studio Voetbal(2002-)

0.3/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Expeditie Robinson(2000-)

42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Best Friends(2007-)

12min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Best Friends follows the life of a group of friends at their high school ‘Spangalis College’. Inside and outside of school exciting and challenging experiences take place. Growing up is never easy; every character has its own, unique story of love, friendship, loneliness, sorrow, discovery. There is drama and joy in school, family, teachers, parents, divorce, bullying, and always dreams for the future.

Matthijs keeps on going(2020-)

Matthijs looks back in surprise. With humor, music and other surprises.

Ik Geloof in Mij(2020-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Yentl en de Boer de Serie(2021-)

Critically acclaimed comedy duo Yentl en de Boer takes their absurd fantasy world from the stage to the screen.Does living in a house made entirely out of candy immediately render you untrustworthy? Will we even notice when our last day on earth has started? And isn’t it about time babies start pulling their weight when it comes to household chores?Yentl en de Boer de Serie is a four episode comedyseries combining the best material from their theatre shows with brand new sketches and original songs. Starring: Yentl Schieman and Christine de Boer, who would like to take this opportunity to say hi to their moms.

With Christine de Boer, Yentl Schieman

Heel Holland Bakt(2013-)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Armando de Boer


25min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
4.8/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

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25min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The story of Dutch speaking young teenagers and pupils in a high school in Antwerp, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person's point of view.

De Verhulstjes(2021-)

42min per episode | Reality-TV
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Denkend aan Holland(2019-)

35min per episode
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Flikken Maastricht(2007-)

50min per episode | Crime, Action & Adventure
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the folks. Slowly he fits in, while solving countless crimes together with his female partner Eva van Dongen.

Waes' Travels(2013-)

44min per episode | Documentary
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Why do we always retreat to the same vacation destinations? In Travel Waes Tom Waes travels to countries that the average tourist would rather stop buying them. And while he has only one question: can I be on vacation? No quiet villages in Spain or France so, but destinations with armed guerrillas, volcanoes, cyclones or insane dictators. Tom Waes rolls from one experience to the other: the saddest hotels to the most beautiful vistas in the world of pious strip clubs to the bed of Stalin.

Flikken Rotterdam(2016-)

50min per episode | Crime
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Flikken Rotterdam takes place in Rotterdam, and is after Flikken Maastricht the second Dutch spin-off of the Flemish show Flikken.

Thieves of the Wood(2020)

1h per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 80 votes)

Charismatic highwayman Jan de Lichte leads the oppressed and downtrodden in a revolt against the corrupt aristocracy of 18th-century Belgium.

Scheire and the Creation(2012-)

45min per episode | Comedy

Lieven Scheire wanders like a forensic blood hound on planet science and all her secondary planets. Faithfully assisted by Googleman and his one-man house orchestra Stijn Cole.

De Wereld Draait Door(2005-)

50min per episode | Talk-Show
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Talk show hosted by Matthijs van Nieuwkerk containing a mixture of news, information, television bloopers and general entertainment.


4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

De Ideale Wereld(2013-)

5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Jan Eelen

Loslopend Wild(2012-)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Pietje Horsten

Beste Zangers(2009-)

In this singing competition reality series, each series a number of well-known performers are picked and in each episode, one singer is centrally focussed and the remaining artists sing songs by that specific artist. The original artist judges the "covers" of his songs done by the participant artists.

That One Word - Feyenoord(2021-)

The Feyenoord Football Club operates inside for the extent of the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. But, unique footage from inside the locker room and behind the boardroom walls brings the Club and all key personalities within surprisingly closer to the audience than ever before.


| 33min per episode | Mystery
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

When her friend suffers a bizarre accident, Rosa realizes the secret student society they've just joined is built on demonic secrets from Dutch history.


50min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

When patriarch Jack Praal is confronted with his biggest fear and his youngest son Dirk is linked to the death of a woman, the family gets trapped into a web of intrigue and betrayal. During the course of five weeks the series follows the family members who put their own interests aside in order to save everything. But not everyone is playing a fair game, which seems to result in the inevitable downfall of the once so close Praal family.

The Neighbors(2014-)

50min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Peterand Eva,a nice young couple expecting their first child, buy a house in a suburban village. Before they get to move into their new home, they lose their baby girl. Evahas a hard time coping with her loss. Peter has mixed feelings.The baby wasn’t his to begin with.He’s infertile and hopes the chapter of having children has now come to an end. Then they meet their new neighbors Rebecca and Steve, a carefree outgoing couple, that helps them forget their pain. But are they really who they say they are?

Directed by Bobby Boermans - With Thijs Römer

Drag Race Holland(2020-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In Drag Race Holland ten candidates have to prove that they are the most beautiful, best, most original and creative drag queen in the Netherlands. They do this every episode in three consecutive parts: the mini-challenge, the maxi-challenge and the runway. After the judges determine which two queens performed the least that week, they compete against each other in the all-deciding Lip-Sync-For-Your-Life-Battle. One queen has to leave the field every week, until there are only three left in the grand final. One of them will be the very first Drag Race Superstar in the Netherlands! The presentation is in the hands of Fred van Leer.

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