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Kinderen geen bezwaar is a Dutch sitcom, developed by the VARA and written by Haye van der Heyden. The first episode aired on Nederland 1 on September 25, 2004, replacing the popular series Oppassen!!! (nl).[1] After the ninth season, which was scheduled to air in January 2013, the series will not be renewed. This is the result of a recurring discussion whether Dutch public television should provide comedy or not.[2] The last six episodes were filmed from May 29 till July 7, 2012.[3][4] Repeats of Kinderen geen bezwaar attracted audiences of more than one million people.[2][5]

Kinderen geen bezwaar
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The set of Kinderen geen bezwaar.
Genre sitcom
Written by Haye van der Heyden
Country of origin Netherlands
Original language(s) Dutch
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 210
Running time 25 min.
Production company(s) VARA/Comedy Unlimited
Original network Nederland 1
Original release September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25) – January 2013 (2013-01)
Preceded by Oppassen!!! (nl)
Related shows My Family

Anita Witzier, Hans Klok, Chantal Janzen, Edwin Rutten and others did cameos in Kinderen geen bezwaar.



Gerard van Doorn (Alfred van den Heuvel) and Maud Zegers (Anne-Mieke Ruyten) are a married couple. They met each other through a personal advertisement (hence the title, Kinderen geen bezwaar, which translates to Children no objection). They live with two children from previous marriages: Gerard's son Daan (Joey van der Velden) and Maud's daughter Julia (Céline Purcell). Maud works as a psychotherapist and Gerard is a homemaker.[6] As such, Gerard doesn't fit the stereotypical profile of Dutch men and Maud often ridicules him for being unmanly.



  • Ruyten's real husband, Ron Cornet, plays a patient of hers.[7]


  1. ^ "Kinderen geen bezwaar". VARA Geschiedenis. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Kinderen geen bezwaar stopt noodgedwongen". Haarlems Dagblad. April 26, 2012. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Laatste draaidag 'Kinderen geen bezwaar'". July 4, 2012. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Laatste seizoen Kinderen Geen Bezwaar begin 2013 te zien". Televizier. May 15, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dit was het nieuws en Kinderen geen bezwaar eindigen boven miljoen kijkers". April 4, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ Geißler, Rainer; Pöttker, Horst (2009). Media, Migration, Integration: European and North American Perspectives. transcript Verlag. p. 109. ISBN 9783837610321. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kinderen geen bezwaar". Beeld en Geluid wiki. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 

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