Netflix now available in The Netherlands, for €7.99 a month

With availability on PCs, tablets, phones, consoles, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray players and smart TVs, it seems like Netflix is everywhere. That’s certainly true in certain markets, but outside of the US, there remain many parts of the world still waiting for Netflix to arrive.

The latest addition to the Netflix map is The Netherlands. The service goes live there today, priced at €7.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial available. The requisite selection of Hollywood movies and popular TV shows is on offer, along with domestic Dutch content such as De Heineken Ontvoering and Spiksplinter.

Netflix is particularly keen to highlight that its launch in The Netherlands officially brings four of its original shows to the country for the first time – House Of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development (season four) and Orange Is The New Black – along with new Ricky Gervais comedy, Derek, which will be made available on Netflix tomorrow. 

New subscribers in The Netherlands will join Netflix members in 40 other countries, currently numbering over 37 million in total, up from 34 million in April.

Source and image: Netflix / PR Newswire

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I signed up and have been using it all afternoon and evening.
The windows 8 app seems to provide the best experience for me. The browser works good as well. The android app however has a terrible video quality!

There is still a month to try forfree but for now it looks like a nice service. And the content will only grow.

One thing that needs to be improved is support for Original english as an audio stream for the animated (pixar and Disney) movies.

Congratulations to the Dutch. Now they can enjoy the lackluster selection and terrible streaming quality like the rest of us.

spacer said,
Congratulations to the Dutch. Now they can enjoy the lackluster selection and terrible streaming quality like the rest of us.

I think the films are lacking but the series' are decent. As for quality I always get Full HD on my PS3.

spacer said,
Congratulations to the Dutch. Now they can enjoy the lackluster selection and terrible streaming quality like the rest of us.

I have no quality issues with Netflix. Full HD. Good quality picture. Surround sound. And it has a wider selection than any of the competition; while you're a season behind, the amount of shows is excellent.

If you use a DNS that allows it you can also watch content from any region, which widens the selection even more (though the video quality is a bit worse when I stream from the US or Canada because of the distance and lack of proper CDN).

If you really have quality issues in your own region, it does indicate that you might have a low quality internet connection. Speed and stability of the line, along with access to CDN, that's what really makes the difference in quality.

spacer said,
Congratulations to the Dutch. Now they can enjoy the lackluster selection and terrible streaming quality like the rest of us.

I find there is plenty of stuff on it for $8 a month. Certainly superior to the $60+/month I was getting charged for satellite TV. Cancelled that entirely.

If you have terrible quality you've probably been a noob and had the settings on low quality for all this time.

V-Tech said,
Wait, is it like Netflix in Canada that doesnt have most of the good movies/shows that the US has?

I just checked it out. there are a lot of US TV shows and movies listed on Netflix NL, the shows are at least a season behind.

That's a myth, but there's a lot of places where you can.

The Netflix selection is poor though, even Xbox Video has more...and that says a lot.

There's still a lot of regulations on soft drugs here and there's definitely not a coffee shop on every corner. Amsterdam has most, but even then they're not on every corner.

virtorio said,
Netflix, I have money. Launch in NZ and you can have some.

Just get it anyway with unblock us, sky have too much of a hold of content in nz to have netflix

hence, ezyflix that just started having to remove breaking bad from offer