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A Portrait of Frans Hals

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
This film traces the development of the work of this major Nederlandish portrait painter. In English
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Amazing Amsterdam

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, is and has been through the ages one of the most important centres of commerce in Europe
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Beeld van Nederland

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
A picture of the Netherlands during World War II. In Dutch
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Dam de Delta

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
A cartoon film about the Dutch sea defences from 2000 BC. In Dutch
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Dutch Painters of The Golden Age

Iwan Baan
Dutch seventeenth-century painting occupies a special place in the history of art. This film looks at paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Vermeer, Frans Hals and other Dutch masters of that era. It also gives a picture of Dutch society in the days of the young Republic. In English
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Een Vorstelijk Huwelijk

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
On February 2, 2002, Prins Willem-Alexander marries the Argentinian Maxima Zorreguieta. In Dutch
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Friesland, Discover It!

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
The province of Friesland lies in the north of the Netherlands and is well known for its watersports. In Dutch
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George Hendrik Breitner

Rob Mariouw Smit
George Hendrik Breitner was born in Amsterdam in 1857 and died in 1923. This film documents his life as a person and as a painter. In English
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Holland - A Point of View

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
A map of this fascinating country and its inhabitants, what they like and what they are like. In English
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Holland - Food: A Taste of Quality

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Dutch entrepreneurs concentrate on strict quality controls from farm to factory, to ensure top-grade products of consistently high quality
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Holland - Waterproof

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
This deals with the Netherlands' age-old battle against the water and the weapons it has accumulated along the way. In English
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Holland - Wonderland

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
A friendly view of a modern, industrialised country. In Dutch
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Holland 02/02/02

Hans van Soest , 2002
The wedding of Prins Willem-Alexander and 'her indoors.' In Dutch
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Holland, Land of Water

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Throughout the ages, land and water have shaped the face of Holland. The nation’s entire history reflects its heroic struggle against the sea. Much of the land we now call the Netherlands has been reclaimed from the water, expressed in the proverd “God made the world but the Dutch made the Netherlands.” This programme pays tribute to the beauty of the Dutch countryside and waters. In Dutch
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Jan Steen - Schilder en Verteller

AVRO - Nederlandse Televisie
An exhibition in 1996 at the Rijksmuseum of Jan Steen’s oeuvre, one of the most famous Dutch painters of the seventeenth century. Narrated in Dutch by Dutch art historians. In part narrated by American art historians with Dutch subtitles
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Keukenhof - Fifty Years of Blooming

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
In the fourteenth century the estate of Keukenhof belonged to Jacoba of Bavaria, Countess of Holland. Fifty years ago it became a permant flower exhibition. In English
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Lingo: 01/06/2009

Lucille Werner , 2009
TV Gameshow based around words and numbers.
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Rembrandt - Painter of Mankind

Bert Haanstra
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age. This short documentary explores his life and his most famous works
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The Anatomy Lesson

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
This 'Nederlands Dans Theaters Ballet' was inspired by the 'Anatomische Les van Professor Nicolaes Tulp', one of Rembrandt's masterpieces, 1932. This is a culturally valuabe piece
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The Flood Disaster of 1953

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
On February 1 1953, the dykes broke in the province of Zeeland and flooding spread far inland. In order to prevent a disaster of this kind happening again, the Delta Project was planned. In English
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The Restoration of "The Night Watch"

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Rembrandt’s most famous painting, “De Nachtwacht,” was seriously damaged in 1975. The process of restoration, which took eight months, is shown in detail in this film
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This World - Geert Wilders: Europe's Most Dangerous Man?

Joost van der Valk , 2010
Geert Wilders, instantly recognisable for his quiff of platinum blond hair, is one of Holland's most controversial and well-known politicians and, some argue, Europe's most dangerous man.
Politics & Public Policy
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Vincent van Gogh

Elias Marroquin
As a post impressionist painter and one of the most famous artists of all time, Vincent van Gogh has become an icon. From growing up in Holland and pursuing a life as a pastor, to moving to France and creating an incredible collection of artwork, this programme takes an in-depth look at Van Gogh's life, his work and the impact he has had on our culture. In Dutch
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