ONS (TV channel)

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Broadcast areaNetherlands
HeadquartersHilversum, Netherlands
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Launched1 January 2006; 16 years ago (2006-01-01)
Former namesNostalgieNet (2006-2015)
DigitenneChannel 25 (01:00-06:00)
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

ONS (formerly NostalgieNet) is a Dutch commercial television channel owned by Bureauvijftig, which is dedicated to viewers aged 50 years or older. ONS's main target is the older audience. ONS airs footage from the forties to the eighties. Each month a specific theme is on the channel. Topics such as the Dutch East Indies, Netherlands Waterland, railroads, mills, work, food and household are broadcast. The channel launched as NostalgieNet on 1 January 2006 and changed its name into ONS on 13 September 2015.[1] On 1 January 2020, Bureauvijftig took over ONS from Just Media Group.[2] ONS is available in HD through Ziggo since 10 February 2022.[3]

ONS can be received through Ziggo, KPN, Caiway, KBG, Canal Digitaal, CAI Harderwijk, Glashart Media and HSO in the Netherlands, and through TV Vlaanderen in Flanders.[4]

ONS's old logo as NostalgieNet


ONS broadcasts include the following programs:[5]

Program Rough translation Description
Een bijzonder jaar A Special Year A series of programs that provide an overview of everything that happened in a specific year and discusses subjects in the areas of politics, sports, culture and other news.
Mijn Nostalgisch Nederland My Nostalgic Netherlands A series of nostalgic programs about cities and regions in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, South Limburg, the Achterhoek, West Friesland and Groningen.
Nederland Toen Netherlands Back Then An anthology of Polygoon fragments, with the distinctive voice of Philip Bloemendal as commentator. Themes such as transport, household, fashion and sports.
Retourtje Toen Return Ticket Back Then A series of programs on a specific topic with people looking back on their personal experiences of the past, with topics such as fashion, aviation, music, sport, education and vacation.
Natuur in beeld Nature on Screen A series on nature in the Netherlands.
Spoor door het verleden Track Through the Past A series about trains and trams in the Netherlands.
Ontdek je plekje Discover Your Place Idyllic images of cities and villages in the Netherlands, commented by Joop Scheltens.
Kluchten Farces Different farces (comedies) like Daar komt de bruid, Ik slaap wel op de bank and Oscar.

Additionally ONS's television broadcasts include De Dageraad, Sil de Strandjutter and Portret van een Passie. On Wednesdays Dutch films, like Het meisje met den blauwen hoed, De dijk is dicht and Kort Amerikaans.

Furthermore, ONS airs several old foreign (mostly British) comedy and drama productions such as 'Allo 'Allo!, Are You Being Served?, Hi-de-Hi!, Keeping Up Appearances and Ballykissangel.[5]


  1. ^ Jarco Kriek (11 September 2015). "Interview: ONS vervangt NostalgieNet" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.
  2. ^ "Bureauvijftig versterkt positie op de ouderenmarkt met overname TV-zender ONS" (in Dutch). ONS. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  3. ^ Jarco Kriek (10 February 2022). "Ziggo breidt HD-aanbod fors uit" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.
  4. ^ Waar te zien | ONS
  5. ^ a b Programma's | ONS

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