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Top Five Dutch Series To Binge-Watch on Netflix

April 21, 2020
The great thing about TV is that it's the window from your home to the outside world. And by the outside world, that means other countries with their own unique cultures and exciting stories. Explorers from past periods in history couldn't have imagined that someday, people can get their own information or an idea of far off places by just a push of a button. The streaming platform Netflix has since become the best 'window to the outside world' as far as its international offering. Wherever you are, you can watch certain series from certain countries. And if you want to see what the Dutch are watching, here are five good options!

Top Five Dutch Series To Binge-Watch on Netflix

 

Ares

Don't you just think that the Netherlands is such a mysterious country? Sure, from the outside, it seems like a happy-go-lucky destination with wooden clogs for dancing and beautiful windmills that make their landscape beautiful. However, one can't help but feel that under such a light facade lies some darkness. And in terms of their series, "Ares" personifies this to a tee. The protagonist Rosa is a first-year medical student in Amsterdam and, apart from pursuing her studies, is hell-bent on entering a secret society called "Ares." Little does she know, however, that there's more to being in this "society" than what meets her eye! 

Top Five Dutch Series To Binge-Watch on Netflix

Source: IMDb

 

Judas

Due to its biblical significance, the word/name 'Judas' has become synonymous with betrayal and treachery. And this idea best encapsulates what the Dutch series "Judas" on Netflix is all about. The show chronicles the life of Willem Holleeder, one of the Netherlands' most notorious and infamous crime lords. The plot mostly takes its cues from the book his sister wrote, detailing Holleeder's humble beginning to his descent to a life of crime. So, where the treachery in this. One can say that it's all about Holleeder's treachery against his country,. Another can also view it as his sister's betrayal against him by writing the book. 

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Source: IMDb

 

Penoza 

Ever been in those instances where you think you know a guy, and it turns out, he's a completely different person? Well, that's what the protagonist of "Penoza" went through in the hit Dutch series. Monic Hendrickx plays Carmen van Walraven-de Rue, whose late husband turned out to be one of the most important heads of an entire criminal organization. Now, she has to take the runs herself, especially in order to protect and safeguard her family. What she doesn't realize, however, that this world is far more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. 

Top Five Dutch Series To Binge-Watch on Netflix

Source: IMDb

 

Tabula Rasa

Want any more proof that the Netherlands has a dark side? Watch their Netflix hit, "Tabula Rasa." Here, a young woman awakens in a sanitarium with no recollection of how she got there. She then becomes a major witness and the prime suspect for the disappearance of a man she was last seen with. But as the police bar her from leaving the facility, she takes it upon herself to go out of her way and retrace her steps to how she came about being in the sanitorium and what exactly is her involvement with the missing man. 

Top Five Dutch Series To Binge-Watch on Netflix

Source: IMDb

 

Undercover

Though "Undercover" is not an exclusively Dutch production, and in fact, it's shot and set in Belgium, the series has become so popular in the country that it's considered to be one. A crime thriller that gets more exciting with each new episode, it tells the story of two secret agents who pose as campers in a camping ground that's frequently visited by a drug kingpin. Inspired by real events, the agents risk their lives in their attempt to infiltrate the head honcho's criminal operations. Will they make it out alive and catch the bad guy? Watch the series to find out! 

Top Five Dutch Series To Binge-Watch on Netflix

Source: IMDb

 

Who knew the Dutch have their share of exciting series? Only through platforms like Netflix do you get to be introduced to some of the most riveting TV out there, coming from countries you never really thought about, but now, may want to visit! 

 



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