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Children of Waterland

Children of Waterland is a dramaseries about small events in the lives of five children from Waterland. All of the main characters are played by six and seven year old children, who are classmates in a small village somewhere in the polder. 

Every episode starts when school finishes and the children are on their way home. Everytime they experience different adventures. The kids are stubborn, in a nice way, and they try to solve their own problems. The grownups always think they know things best, but is that always true?


Screenplay: Burny Bos
Director: Ben Sombogaart
Producer: Burny Bos,
Broadcaster: AVRO
D.O.P.: Jules van den Steenhoven
Production Design: Michel de Graaf
Executive producer: Maria de Haas
Gaffer: Raymond Grégoire
Sound: Erik Langhout
Light: Raymond Grégoire
Costume Design: Vera de Jong
Make-up & Hair: Anneloes van Holten
Editor: Herman P. Koerts & André de Laat
Sound Design: Jaap van Zoonen
Music: Karel von Kleist & Roger Verhaart


Olivier Tuinier
Victoria Osborn
Jemima Kate Bos Ritzman
Marjolein de Klerk
Sander Cowie Charest
Kees Hulst
Annet Malherbe
Ton Tedering
Maureen Versprille
Pim Lambeau
Mies Drenth
Yvonne Ristie
Wiske Sterringa
Chris Bolczek


1991 - Special Mention Kinderkast Competition  - Cinekid (The Netherlands)
1991 - Nominated Golden Calf Best Long TV drama - Netherlands Film Festival (The Netherlands)
1992 - 1st price category up to 7 years Fiction - Prix Jeunesse (Germany)