Nieuwsuur (News Hour) is a Dutch current affairs television program produced for the NPO by the government broadcasters NOS and NTR. It is broadcast daily between 9.30 pm and 10 pm (9.30-10 pm at weekends) on NPO 2. The programme pays particular attention to Dutch and European politics, as well as other international events; in addition, there is a sports news bulletin in each broadcast.

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The Nieuwsuur logo on a reporter's microphone
GenreNews program, Current affairs, Sports
Directed byJoost Oranje
Presented byMariëlle Tweebeeke
Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal
Saïda Maggé
Jeroen Wollaars
Theme music composerMartijn Schimmer
Country of originNetherlands
Original languageDutch
Production locationsMedia Park, Hilversum
Running time60 minutes (weekdays)
30 minutes (weekends)
Production companiesNOS and NTR
Original networkNPO 2
Picture format1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Original releaseSeptember 6, 2010 (2010-09-06) –
present (present)
Preceded byNOVA (1992-2010)
Related showsNOS Journaal


As early as 2008 there were plans for a new news programme, combining NOVA, the NOS Journaal and Den Haag Vandaag (The Hague Today). The plan for this programme was rejected by the NPO board of directors after complaints from other broadcasters, as was the cooperation between the membership-based broadcaster VARA and the public broadcasters NPS and NOS. This was because the NPO did not want a member-based broadcaster such as the traditionally left-leaning VARA to be involved in an objective and independent news programme.

The Algemeen Dagblad reported in November 2009 that the NOS wished to cease production of NOVA, as NOS management did not consider the programme to be objective or neutral enough. At the end of January 2010, it was announced that NOVA and current affairs programme Netwerk would end at the start of autumn 2010, and that Nieuwsuur would replace NOVA from 6 September 2010.[1]


Main presentersEdit

Presenter Years
Mariëlle Tweebeeke [nl] 2010–present
Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal [nl] 2016–present
Saïda Maggé [nl] 2018–present
Jeroen Wollaars [nl] 2018–present
Joost Karhof [nl] 2010-2017
Twan Huys 2010-2018

News presentersEdit

Presenter Years
Astrid Kersseboom 2010–present
Jeroen Overbeek 2010–present
Simone Weimans 2012–present
Dionne Stax 2013–present
Rik van de Westelaken 2010-2016
Eva Jinek 2010-2011

Sports presentersEdit

Presenter Years
Tom Egbers 2010–present
Dione de Graaf 2010–present
Henry Schut 2010–present
Gert van 't Hof 2013–present
Herman van der Zandt 2015–present


  1. ^ "NOVA en Netwerk weg, WNL in de ochtend". NOS. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Official website