The book “70 jaar KinderTV” was written by Ydwer Bosma, who himself participated in many children’s programs and who is also the compiler of the exhibition of the same name in the Museum of the 20th Century. Thanks to his contacts, he was able to uncover countless anecdotes and data and for the first time a good overview of Dutch children’s television is available. Bosma was able to collect countless objects and stories from actors and employees of the time. The successful exhibition in the museum in Hoorn will be on display until June 30, 2022. There are original costumes, dolls and props on display, as well as countless fragments from then.
A ‘feast of recognition’ has been the slogan of the Museum of the 20th Century for years. That certainly also applies to this exhibition and the now published book about the history of children’s television in the Netherlands. Memories come to the surface, wet hair, pajamas, looking at the neighbours, a glass of orange juice, etc. We used to look forward to the next episode of our favorite program! And secretly your parents also watched because Floris was quite exciting, Yes-Sister-No-Sister really funny and Tita Tovenaar enchanting! And later programs such as the youth news and Theo & Thea were also viewed by young and older. Thanks to extensive research and many conversations with those involved, Ydwer Bosma has succeeded in giving attention to programs that were made for children but often watched by entire families in the year that we reflect on 70 years of television.