Ik hou van Holland

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Ik hou van Holland
Created by Talpa Media
Presented by Linda de Mol
Starring Jeroen van Koningsbrugge (season 1- )
Beau van Erven Dorens (season 1-3)
Peter Heerschop (season 4-6)
Irene Moors (specials, season 4-6)
Guus Meeuwis (season 7- )
Country of origin The Netherlands
No. of seasons 12
No. of episodes 101
Production
Executive producer(s) Gijs van Dam
Running time 90 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original network RTL4
Original release March 8, 2008
External links
Website rtl.nl/shows/ikhouvanholland/home/index.xml

Ik hou van Holland (English: I love Holland) is a Dutch game show, presented by Linda de Mol. It is broadcasting during prime time, on Saturday nights on RTL4. The show tests Dutch celebrities on their knowledge of the Netherlands.

The show opened with the tune of the tango song after which it was named, Ik hou van Holland, by Willy Schootemeijer. The song, sung in Dutch, was a hit in the 1930s for the Austro-Hungarian tenor Joseph Schmidt[1] and, in the early 1970s, by the Dutch boy singer Heintje (his version is used in the theme song)

Format[edit]

The series was contested by two teams, captained by Jeroen van Koningsbrugge and Guus Meeuwis. Formerly, Beau van Erven Dorens (season 1-3) and Peter Heerschop (season 4-6) were team captains. Every episode there are new celebrity team members.

The goal was to win as many points as possible by answering questions about Dutch culture and spelling relatively difficult Dutch words correctly, among other challenges.

The format of the show was the basis for the BBC 1 show I Love My Country, first broadcast in August 2013.

Play rounds[edit]

The important rounds are, in order of play:

  • TV questions
  • Guessing a song's title and performer
    • Mr. Hoi Chi Cheung (season 4&6)
    • Songs with pictures (since season 4)
    • Translating (since season 5)
  • What we know about the country (season 2-3)
  • What does he ask? (season 4)
  • "In Holland staat een huis" (± "There's a house in Holland", after the Dutch children's song) (only during the Koninginnedag-special of 2009)
  • Dutch language
    • Spell a word
    • Guessing a difficult Dutch word (season 1-4)
    • Chinese whispers (since season 5)
  • What shall we eat? (season 1)
  • Guessing well-known Dutchman/Dutchwoman
  • The lists
  • Topography
  • Dutchman of the year (only during the New Year's Eve of 2008)
  • Sports and news questions (RTL fragments during the 'Viert 20 jaar RTL' special & Sinterklaas fragments during the Sinterklaas special of 2009) (only sports questions: season 1-3)
  • Final (spin the wheel: since season 2)

Seasons[edit]

Season Presenter Captains Episodes Start End Viewers
Team 1
(red-white-blue)
Team 2
(orange)
Date Viewers start Date Viewers end
1
Linda de Mol
Jeroen van Koningsbrugge
Beau van Erven Dorens
7
8 March 2008
1,226
19 April 2008
1,502 1.358.000
2 6
8 November 2008
1,445
13 December 2008
1,877 1.466.000
3 6
7 March 2009
1,522
18 April 2009
1,442 1.594.000
4
Peter Heerschop
5
31 Oktober 2009
2,183
28 November 2009
2,019 2.052.000
5 8
6 March 2010
1,957
24 April 2010
2,192 2.172.000
6 11
2 Oktober 2010
2,300
11 December 2010
2,537 2.434.000
7
Guus Meeuwis
8
26 March 2011
2,711
14 May 2011
2,425 2.363.000
8 9
24 September 2011
2,193
19 November 2011
2,501 2.538.000
9 8
25 Februari 2012
2,421
14 April 2012
2,458 2.575.000
10 8
20 October 2012
2,397
8 December 2012
2,221 2.288.000
11 8
31 August 2013
1,762
19 October 2013
2,063 1.920.000
12 7
8 November 2014
2,079
20 December 2014
2,002

Specials[edit]

Dutch name English Year
Sinterklaas Sinterklaas 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Oudejaarsavond New Year's Eve 2008-2014
Koninginnedag Queen's day 2009 & 2010
20 Jaar RTL 20 Years RTL 2009
WK Voetbal Worldchampionship soccer 2010
Ik Hou Van Beatrix I Love Beatrix 2013
Ik Hou Van RTL / 25 Jaar RTL I Love RTL / 25 Years RTL 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Joseph-Schmidt-Ik-Hou-Van-Holland/release/1950678

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