Zembla (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Zembla is a Dutch television documentary programme produced by BNNVARA (previously VARA, and until 2010, also NPS). The documentaries are based on in-depth research. The program often deals with controversial topics.

A documentary in 2001 about fraud in the Dutch construction sector led to parliamentary inquiries.

In May 2006, the programme exposed the fact that politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali had lied in her claim for asylum, which led to her resignation from parliament.[1]

In May 2017, Zembla aired a two-part documentary investigating ties between Donald Trump and the Russian mafia, entitled The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump (De omstreden vrienden van Trump).[2] An English-language version of the documentary with additional reference materials in English was also put online.[3] There is now a third part to the series.


  1. ^ Debra J., Saunders (2006-05-18). "A break in the dike". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ Edel, Peter (9 May 2017). "Aanvulling op Zembla over Trump". De Wereld Morgen (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: The Russians". Zembla. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 

External links[edit]