Expeditie Robinson

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Expeditie Robinson
Created byCharlie Parsons
Theme music composerHans Zimmer
Country of originNetherlands, Belgium
Original language(s)Dutch
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes192
Producer(s)Kanakna Productions
Production location(s)Malaysia (2000-2002, 2004-2005, 2007-2010, 2012-)
Indonesia (2003)
Philippines (2006, 2011)
Panama (2006)
Original networkRTL 5 (Netherlands), VT4 (Belgium)
Original release2000 –
present (Netherlands)/2012 (Belgium)
Related showsSurvivor
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Expeditie Robinson is a popular reality television program in the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium), that debuted in 2000. It was the second production worldwide of a format first shown in Swedish TV in 1997. The format, most notable under the title Survivor, has since then also been produced in many other countries. The name of the show alludes to Robinson Crusoe, two stories featuring people marooned by shipwrecks.

The fifteenth season in 2013 was the first season without contestants from Belgium, due to lack of television ratings in Belgium. However, the Flemish host Evi Hanssen will continue to co-host the show with Dutch host Dennis Weening. In 2014 Evi was replaced by Nicolette Kluijver.


In most seasons, sixteen contestants are put into a survival situation and compete in a variety of physical challenges. Early in each season, two teams compete, but later the teams are merged and the competitions become individual ("samensmelting"). At the end of each show, one contestant is eliminated by the other teams in a secret "Island Council" ballot.


List of Expeditie Robinson seasons
Year Location Days Castaways Original tribes Winner Runner(s)-up Final vote
2000 Malaysia Malaysia 47 16 Two tribes of eight, divided into "North Team" and "South Team" Karin Lindenhovius Eva Willems 5-3
2001 39 Richard Mackowiak Pascale Mertens 7-0
2002 47 Derek Blok Olivier Glorieux 5-4
2003 Indonesia Indonesia Two tribes; the first tribe with seven men and one women and the second tribe, with seven women and one man Jutta Borms Judge Chambliss 4-4[1]
2004 Malaysia Malaysia 39 18 Two tribes of eight, divided into participants' country of origin, België (Belgium) and Nederlands (Netherlands) Frank de Meulder Matthias Verscheure 10-2
2005 47 Two tribes of eight and a secret tribe of two, divided into age groups; under 30's, over 40's and 30's Marnix Allegaert Emma Van Den Bossche
Marleen Moer
2006 Expeditie Robinson: Battle of the Titans
Philippines Philippines
30 17 Two tribes of eight[2] Ryan van Esch Jennifer Smit 4-2
2006 Panama Panama 48 16 Two tribes of eight, including two returning participants, divided into men from Belgium and women from Netherlands Olga Urashova Lenny Janssen N/A[3]
2007 Malaysia Malaysia [to be determined] 100[4] Two tribes of 27, divided into "North Team" and "South Team". [5] Vinncent Arrendell Willem Hogeveen 4-3
2008 47 16 Two tribes of eight Yin Oei Sian Hans Meenhorst 3-3[6]
2009 [to be determined] 21 [to be determined] Marcel Vandezande Rita Berger
Marina Harvent
2010 28 17 Two tribes of eight celebrities and a celebrity coming from "Geheim Kamp" Regina Romeijn Tatiana Silva 4-2
2011 Philippines Philippines 32 16 Two tribes of eight celebrities Tanja Dexters Niko Van Driessche
Sascha Visser
[to be determined]
2012 Malaysia Malaysia Two tribes of eight Fatima Moreira de Melo Fajah Lourens
Christophe De Meulder
Peggy Vrijens
2013 Two tribes of eight, all from Netherlands Edith Bosch Anna-Alicia Sklias
Geraldine Kemper
2014 Philippines Caramoan, Philippines 18 Three tribes of six Kay Nambiar Ferry Doedens
Krystl Pullens
2015 17 [to be determined] Amara Onwuka Anna Speller
Oscar Aerts
2016 16 Two tribes of eight divided into "North Team" and "South Team" and lived in the same island Bertie Steur Thomas Dekker
Diorno "Dio" Braaf
2017 19 Two tribes of celebrities and a tribe of four Dutch players Carlos Platier Luna Kaj Gorgels
Soundos El Ahmadi
2018 21 Two tribes of seven celebrities and a tribe of seven Dutch players Jan Bronninkreef Gregory Sedoc
Dominique Hazeleger
  1. ^ Ultimately, it was Jutta Borms from Belgium who won the season over Judge Chambliss from the Netherlands with an initial jury vote of 4-4, which was eventually broken by a public jury vote in which the public voted in favor of making Jutta the winner with 66% of the vote.
  2. ^ As the winner of this challenge Ilona van der Laan, along with Veronique De Pryker, who Ilona picked as the person she got along with the least, picked their tribes from the fifteen other contestants. The last person not picked, Björn Lemeirel, was eliminated from the game.
  3. ^ When it came time to vote for a winner, the public, instead of a jury decided the winner. In the end, it was Olga Urashova who returned from Losers island in the final three, who won the season over Lenny Janssen with a public vote of 52% to Lenny's 48%.
  4. ^ The initial major twist this season was that for the first time in the history of any Survivor franchise worldwide one hundred contestants would take part in a single season
  5. ^ The twist, however, didn't last very long as in episode 2 twenty five of the contestants voluntarily left the game, in episode 3 twenty one contestants were eliminated as they were not picked to be on either the North team or the South team.
  6. ^ At the live finale, 81 contestants from previous seasons had to choose their winner, due to the equal voting by the eliminated contestants.

Ernst Paul Hasselbach[edit]

The original presenter of Expeditie Robinson, Ernst Paul Hasselbach, died in 2008 in a car crash in Norway. He was there to make shoots for a new television program, named '71 graden Noord', a spin-off of Expeditie Robinson.

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