Buitenhof (TV series)

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Buitenhof is a Dutch political interview programme produced by the AVROTROS, VARA and VPRO Netherlands Public Broadcasting and is broadcast on NPO 1 on Sunday mornings. The first edition of Buitenhof aired on 7 September 1997, when it succeeded the interview programme Het Capitool. The programme takes its name from the Binnenhof, The Hague, which includes a place Buitenhof (lit. outer court).

Paul Witteman, Pieter Jan Hagens, and Marcia Luyten are the programme's alternating presenters, and it is broadcast from the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam. The editor in chief is Corinne Hegeman.

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Buitenhof is an influential programme, and is regularly visited by the nation's top politicians, policy makers, representatives of the trade unions and employers' federation, scientists, and opinion makers. There is a strong emphasis on international events, and international guests regularly appear on the programme. In the segment Schuim en as notable articles from international newspapers are discussed with experts on the topic.


Buitenhof itself made news in 2000, when visiting Vlaams Belang politician Filip Dewinter was smeared with chocolate, on camera, by anti-fascism activists.

The programme is also broadcast each Sunday on the international television station BVN.

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