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

Dutch (endonym: Nederlands [ˈneːdərlɑnts]) is a West Germanic language, spoken by about 25 million people as a first language and 5 million as a second language and is the third most spoken Germanic language. In Europe, Dutch is the native language of most of the population of the Netherlands and Flanders (or 60% of the population of Belgium). In South America, it is the native language of the majority of the population of Suriname, and spoken as a second language in the polyglot Caribbean island countries of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. All these countries have recognised Dutch as one of their official languages, and are involved in one way or another in the Dutch Language Union. Dutch Caribbean municipalities (St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire) have Dutch as one of the official languages too. Up to half a million native speakers reside in the United States, Canada and Australia combined, and historical linguistic minorities on the verge of extinction remain in parts of France and Germany. Dutch was one of the official languages of South Africa, until 1925, when it was replaced by Afrikaans, a separate but mutually intelligible daughter language or - depending on the used definition - sister language of Dutch. It is spoken, to some degree, by at least 16 million people... ()

Dutch is spoken in Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and 860 TV shows/series (between 1955 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Netherlands (519). Popular genres for Dutch TV shows/series are Drama (293), Comedy (209) and Documentary (120). Lang Leve de Liefde (2020-), Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden (1990-), Milo (2024-), Best Friends (2007-) and De Wereld Draait Door (2005-) are among the best known & most successful Dutch TV shows/series.

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Lang Leve de Liefde(2020-)

30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 0 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden(1990-)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
2.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Goede tijden, slechte tijden, also known as GTST, is the longest-running Dutch soap opera, revolving around the lives of the families Alberts, Sanders, De Jong, Van Houten and Bouwhuis. It all takes place in the fictional town of Meerdijk.


25min per episode | Soap / Telenovela

The telenovella 'Milo' is a modern musical fairy tale. The series tells the story of Milo, a very talented baker's daughter with a golden voice, who is forced to hide her talent from the outside world. No matter how hard she dreams of a life full of singing and music.

Best Friends(2007-)

12min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.0/5 (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.

Directed by Tonnie Dinjens - With Ricardo Blei, Imanuelle Grives, Elvira Out, Dennis Willekens

De Wereld Draait Door(2005-)

50min per episode | Talk-Show
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

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


1h per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Spoed is a Belgian action drama TV series produced in the Dutch language in Belgium since 2000. The series is also shown on both Flemish/Belgian TV and Dutch TV. The series is directed by Johan Thiels and Guy Thys. The series has produced 217 episodes to date. It may be compared to the American TV programs ER or Chicago Hope.


| 45min per episode | Drama

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25min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 20 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

With Tinne Oltmans, Pommelien Thijs

De Slimste Mens ter Wereld(2003-)

1h per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Flikken Maastricht(2007-)

| 50min per episode | Crime, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 12 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.

De Kotmadam(1991-)

| 25min per episode | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

'De Kotmadam' was a classic Flemish comedy television series, that aired from 1991 to 2024, meaning the show is the longest running Belgian sitcom in terms of time and amounts of episodes and seasons. The series revolves around Jeanne Piens, who owns a small sweet shop in the centre of Leuven and rents out several rooms of her house to students studying in the city. She is a caring type and loves all her students. Her husband Jef Liefooghe works for the city's gardening department. Except for the last season, their friend Odilon Bonheur, a naïve warden in the local prison, visits regularly to give or seek help.

Zone Stad(2003-2013)

50min per episode | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Zone Stad is a Flemish-Belgian TV series about a police-department located in Antwerp. In the series, police officers solve various crimes, which are shown as realistically as possible.

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4.2/5 (with 8 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.

With Maarten Cop


| 25min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

'Familie' is the longest running Belgian soap opera. The Van den Bossches originally had an electronics company, later a holding company that included a clothing chain and a sandwich shop. In the meantime, we closely follow the personal lives of the Van den Bossches and their entourage. Grandma Anna and all her children and grandchildren have been through a lot over time and it doesn't look like their lives will become calmer any time soon.

With Bab Buelens

The First Years(2014-)

10min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The First Years is a Dutch series for young people in which real-life situations are recreated. The series sheds light on subjects that pupils in the first year of secondary school may be confronted with.

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


| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 60 votes)

Undercover agents infiltrate a drug kingpin's operation by posing as a couple at the campground where he spends his weekends. Inspired by real events.

With Isabelle Van Hecke


25min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
4.3/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Het Huis Anubis en de Vijf van het Magische Zwaard(2010-2011)

Het Huis Anubis en de Vijf van Het Magische zwaard is a Dutch / Flemish mystery series in which five people, each born with an oversensitive sense, have to fight against Dark Druids who want to steal their senses for their own purposes. The House of Anubis and the Five of the Magical Sword has aired since 17 March 2010 and was broadcast on Nickelodeon. The last episode aired in 2011. There will not be a third season. The program is produced in association with Studio 100. The series is a sequel / spin-off to Het Huis Anubis, which ended a year earlier. No traces of the last residents and the cast of the original series are in the new series, although this new cast did make a cameo appearance in the last Anubis film. The movie, called: De terugkeer van Sibuna, is about Nienke and the rest of the club trying to save Appie from a German clan, who want to curse him to make themselves the rulers of the world. The only character to appear in both the original and this spin-off is Victor. He appears in the teaser for first episode, where he's seen selling the House of Anubis to Kai and Arlène.

Directed by Dennis Bots - With Sanne-Samina Hanssen

Wie is de Mol?(1999-)

1h per episode | Mystery, Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Ten candidates have to complete assignments to earn money. However, one of the group members is the Mole. The Mole's goal is to make the assignments fail and keep the amount of money earned as low as possible. The other candidates do not know who the Mole is and need to unmask them. At the end of every episode, the candidates take a multiple-choice test about the mole's identity. The person who gives the least amount of correct answers is "executed" and must leave. This process continues until only two contestants and the Mole remain. The winner is the person with the most correct answers in the final test and they get all of the money earned in previous stages of the game.

Directed by Rick McCullough

Pauw & Witteman(2006-2010)

50min per episode
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Pauw & Witteman is a Dutch late-night talk show, hosted by Jeroen Pauw en Paul Witteman. It is generally focused on current affairs and politics. It is broadcast every weekday at 11 pm on Nederland 1. It is produced by Dutch public broadcasters NPS and VARA. During summer Pauw & Witteman are replaced by Knevel & Van de Brink, a talk show hosted by Andries Knevel and Thijs van den Brink, produced by the dutch evangelical broadcasting company, the EO.

Dit Was Het Nieuws(1996-)

30min per episode
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Dit was het nieuws is a Dutch television program of RTL4, wherein two teams give a satirical account of the previous week's news. The program has the form of a game show in which two teams, each with a team leader and weekly guest, compete against each other. The scoring is not serious; after the first round, for instance, the score is always 4-4.

The Twelve(2019-)

45min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 51 votes)

Twelve ordinary people are called for jury duty for a controversial murder case.

With Maaike Neuville, Charlotte De Bruyne, Tom Vermeir, Peter Gorissen, Zouzou Ben Chikha, Piet De Praitere, ...

NOS Studio Voetbal(2002-)

0.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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First Dates NL(2015-)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Nieuwe Tijden(2016-2018)

20min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Het Sinterklaasjournaal(2001-)

10min per episode
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Michiel Doekes - With Stefan de Walle, Peter Blok, Dick van den Toorn, Maarten Wansink, Marc Nochem, Erik van Muiswinkel, ...


10min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Zoop was an award-winning Dutch youth-oriented TV soap opera about eight young adults working in the Ouwehands Dierenpark zoo in Rhenen. The series was sold to Brazil, France, India and Sweden. The series has had three seasons since 2004, all on the Dutch Nickelodeon channel. The series also spawned three spinoff films. Episodes continued to be broadcast up until 2013. Director Johan Nijenhuis has said that there will be no more episodes or movies produced.

De Slechtste Chauffeur van Nederland(2014-)

45min per episode
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The worst car driver of The Netherlands. A show where seven extremely bad drivers are being challenged and one becomes the worst driver of the year 2015.


| 25min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Samson & Gert(1990-2014)

3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Samson & Gert is a Flemish children's television series produced by Studio 100, centered around the talking dog Samson and his boss Gert.

Directed by Bart Van Leemputten - With Samson, Gert Verhulst, Stef Bos, Walter De Donder, Koen Crucke, Walter Van de Velde, ...
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