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How can I watch Dutch TV abroad?

If you want to watch NPO, NOS, SBS 6 or other Dutch TV stations abroad you will get some trouble doing so. How can I watch Dutch TV abroad?

As you, for example, visit the NPO website to watch NPO from outside the Netherlands you will get an error message telling you that NPO cannot show the content you want to watch outside the Netherlands. That is because of a so-called geographical block which makes it impossible for people outside the Netherlands to watch most of the programs and live streams available on their website. But, what can you do if you really want to watch Dutch TV online outside the Netherlands? Here comes the answer!

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Watch Dutch TV online outside the Netherlands

To watch Dutch TV online outside the Netherlands you will need to get yourself an IP address in the Netherlands. A local IP address in the Netherlands will make all websites believe that you are in Netherlands, and thus they will give you access to all online content such as live streams on NPO and programs available at SBS 6, NOS and much more.
It is very easy to get a Dutch IP address and to get one we recommend that you use the VPN services of ExpressVPN, a very good VPN provider with several servers in Netherlands and great speeds, making sure that you can watch your favorite Dutch TV station online outside Netherlands without problems.

ExpressVPN cost 13USD a month or about 99USD for a year, but they do have a thirty-day full refund policy, so if you are not satisfied within the first seven days you will get your money back.

Click the ExpressVPN link and sign up for their services. Then you can download the ExpressVPN program to your Windows computer, Apple device or Android device and connect to a server in the Netherlands. You will be ready to watch NPO and other Dutch TV channels at once.

Enjoy your ExpressVPN subscription even more

You can also use your ExpressVPN subscription to do lots of other things. You can, for example, connect to a server in England and then you will get access to BBC and ITV live streams online. You can connect to a server in the USA and get access to FOX, NBC, and CBS and watch all your favorite TV series on their websites.

Dutch TV abroad on Android and iOS systems

You can easily download the ExpressVPN client to Android and iOS systems (iPad, iPhone) which will give you a Dutch IP address once you are connected to a server in the Netherlands. If you can not download the NPO application from Google Play Store or Apple Store, this is what you need to do:

NPO on iOS: Make sure to have your Apple ID registered with an address in the Netherlands. If you have a Dutch Apple ID and use it you will find all Dutch apps in the Apple Store.

NPO on Android: Use ExpressVPN to get yourself a Dutch IP address. Then open Settings — Apps — Google Play Store. There you select Storage and choose „Clear Data.” Now re-open Google Play Store. You should now be able to search for and find NPO and other Dutch apps in Google Play Store.

You are now ready to watch Dutch TV abroad

You are now ready to watch NPO, SBS 6 and other Dutch online content from all around the earth.

We hope you will enjoy watching and that you have found these instructions useful.

Watch the FIFA World Cup on NOS from abroad

So, you are a football fan and would love to watch the FIFA World Cup on NOS. But, have you discovered that NOS blocks users outside the Netherlands, and they even block people using IPVanish, HideMyAss and other VPN services? How are you gonna stream the FIFA World Cup on NOS from abroad then?

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Between June 14th and July 15th, the FIFA World Cup is arranged in Russia. Vladimir Putin and his country welcome the world, and even though people do not appreciate Putin that much, they still love to watch football. And thus, the entire world looks to Russia again to watch sports, just like they did during the Winter Olympics in 2014.

But, how are you gonna stream the football matches broadcasted by NOS in the Netherlands if you live somewhere else?

You can read more information in general on how to watch NOS from abroad here at, but if you want to read an article in Dutch, then I suggest checking out this article: Hoe kun je het WK 2018 via NOS toch volgen vanuit het buitenland?

It is a brilliant article and will give you exactly the information that you look for.

I am really sad about the fact that the Netherlands did not qualify for the tournament, but hopefully, the new time of glory for the Netherlands in international football will return soon. Until then, let’s cheer for England, Belgium, France or maybe Argentina? You decide!

If you want to stream the FIFA World Cup, just somehow, online – read this article at There you can find out how to watch the matches on BBC/ITV in the UK from all across the world, and on all sorts of platforms.

Watch the Summer Olympics on NOS

Summer Olympics on NOSNOS is the number one channel for sports in the Netherlands. This summer you can watch the Summer Olympics on NOS, both within and outside the Netherlands.

Holland has a lot to fight for as their contestants travel to Rio to compete. In 2008 the contestants from the Netherlands ended up bringing home a total of 16 medals, whereof 7 were gold medals. As a consequence they ended up as the 12th best nation on the medal ranking in 2008.

In the Summer Olympics in London in 2012 they ended up as the 13th best nation. This time they got 20 medals in total, whereof six were gold medals. And it should be told that the ranking is based purely on amount of gold medals. If you for example compare Holland to Hungary (who ended up 10th) you will see that Holland got more medals, but since Hungary got eight gold medals they still got a higher medal ranking than the Netherlands.

Watch the Summer Olympics on NOS

If you want to watch the Summer Olympics on NOS (NPO) then all you have to do is to visit There you will find lots of information and live streams from the most important events during the Summer Olympics. You should however be warned. The live streams are only available inside the Netherlands, which means that you will not be able to watch the live streams from abroad. This can however easily be fixed. If you want to watch NOS abroad simply click the link to read my instructions on how it is done.

For those who like BBC in England you will find instructions on how to watch the Summer Olympics online here. There you will also be able to see who will broadcasted the event in lots of other nations.

Have you read through this article, but do not really like to read in English? You can find out more about how to watch the Summer Olympics online at

Cheering for the neighbors

Belgium vs ItalyIt is Euro 2016 and since the Netherlands is not there I guess it is fair to cheer for Belgium instead. And right now they are playing against Italy and with 5 minutes left to play Italy is still in the lead with 1-0. But, Belgium has had the ball and the pressure for the last 30 minutes (and really throughout the entire match), so I at least hope that they will be able to score a goal within the coming five minutes.

As you probably know all the matches in Euro 2016 will be broadcasted on NOS in the Netherlands, meaning that you can watch them online at the NOS website. If you are located abroad then you can follow these instructions to watch NOS/NPO from abroad.

You can also read more on about how you can watch NOS and other Dutch channels online abroad, but be aware of the fact that those instructions are only available in Dutch language, so if you do not understand that, do not visit that site, but read the instructions here at instead.

Well, now it is only 1 1/2 minute left of the match and Italy is still in the lead, so this does not look to bright, but the hope is not yet gone entirely. But, the Italians play really boring football in times like this and now they even scored a 2-0 goal and that means that the victory just arrived to Italy. Congratulations on the second goal, it was really beautiful.

But, that means that all the pressure will be on Belgium as they will play against Ireland on June 17th and against Sweden on June 22nd. We have lots of great football to look forward to also in the coming days and weeks.

Great NOS summer coming up!

NOS is going to have a fantastic summer and we as viewers will for sure enjoy it as well. First NOS will broadcast the entire Euro 2016 live from France in June and July and then in August it is time for Brazil to invade the screens of NOS as they will broadcast the entire Summer Olympics 2016.

What is really great with NOS is that they have free live streams available online at which you can follow both these events online and all you need in order for this to work is a Dutch IP address, that is an IP address in the Netherlands. Because when you visit they check your location based on your IP address, and if they discover that you are located outside of Netherlands you will not be allowed to watch their live streams from the Euro 2016 and from the Summer Olympics. So, why not change your IP address so that you can watch? Read more about how you can from abroad right here.

We really look forward to these events, but we must admit that it will be strange to see a European Championship in football in which the Netherlands will not be present. This nation and this team that for sure is among the very best teams in the world had a terrible qualification and somehow they did not even manage to end up third in their group, but instead they ended up fourth behind Iceland, Czech Republic and Turkey. And no teams at fourth place did get a chance to qualify, meaning that the Netherlands did not even get to play play-off matches. But, the Euro 2016 will for sure be interesting anyways, and we look really forward to it.

If you want to know more about the Euro 2016 then you can find news and information about online watching at For more information about how to watch the Summer Olympics 2016 online read this article.