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Van der Valk

Van der Valk

  • Premiered: 
    April 26, 2020
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Van der Valk 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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  • Season 1
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  • Season 2
    • Amazon
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Nicolas Freeling's crime thrillers, VAN DER VALK follows Piet van der Valk, the brilliant but cynical commissaris (inspector), solving baffling crimes in 21st-century Amsterdam, which is more prosperous, cosmopolitan, and crime-prone than ever. Most of the time Piet lives solo on an old sloop anchored in the harbor, where he wrestles with the painful memory of a lost love. Lucienne, too, has been thwarted in romance. De Vries has no ambitions beyond feeding his appetites, while Cloovers is overeager to excel at his new assignment. Chief Dahlman is recovering from a near-death experience on a previous case, and Hendrick has happily settled into Amsterdam's guilt-free pleasures. Together they face a trio of challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam's renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city's stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder. Amid the canals, galleries, hip bars, and industrial areas ideal for dumping bodies, Piet and his colleagues pursue multiple investigations. VAN DER VALK has its U.S. premiere on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings).

Season 2 of VAN DER VALK made its U.S. debut on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 9-11pm on PBS (check local listings). In the two-hour season opener, "Plague on Amsterdam," Van der Valk is called in to investigate the grisly and theatrical murder of a lawyer. As a discovered cryptic note leads to further murders, Van der Valk and his team must race to uncover the truth before the killer can strike again.
On Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 9pm (check local listings), PBS premiered "Payback in Amsterdam," the two-hour Season 2 finale of VAN DER VELK. When a promising cellist from a prestigious orchestra dies following an acid attack, Van der Valk and his team must delve into the city's vibrant and eclectic classical music scene in the search for her killer.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Company Pictures
  • Co-Produced by MASTERPIECE
  • Co-Produced by NL Film and TV
  • Co-Produced by All3Media International
  • Co-Produced by ARD Degeto


  • - Amsterdam Netherlands