How to watch Netflix movies in the Netherlands

How to watch Netflix movies in the Netherlands

Netflix is available in the Netherlands, which is great if you stay in an apartment you rented at Amsterdam Apartments, because you can just log on to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and watch your favorite shows just like you would at home. With a small difference; the service in the Netherlands is faster than anywhere else in the world! 

Another difference might be that if you have not signed up for the service in the Netherlands itself, you will receive an error message, as the organisation has a strict policy regarding national boundaries. One way to get around this is to register for a months’ free trial. If you want to use your own account come what may, that is possible too, but you need to spend five minutes setting it up. This is a really helpful guide

When you’re all set, you will be able to see shows like House of Cards, mystery Hemlock Grove, season four of the comedy Arrested Development, prison dramedy Orange is the New Black,  Derek, a new comedy from Ricky Gervais, as well as entire seasons of American shows such as Dexter, Homeland, Lost, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Spartacus and The Vampire Diaries. Feature films on Netflix in the Netherlands include The Kite Runner, The King's Speech, Kill Bill 2 and The Expendables as well as a few good Dutch ones, including Alles is Liefde, All Stars 2: Old Stars, De Heineken Ontvoering, Gooische Vrouwen and Sonny Boy. Not sure if the latter ones are subtitled, but they’re quite cool – take it from me.  
 
Netflix is available on virtually any device that has an Internet connection, including computers, tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs and game consoles and automatically provides the best possible quality based on the available bandwidth.

This is a list of devices that support Netflix in the Netherlands:
 

Blu-ray players: 

LG
Panasonic
Samsung
Sony
Toshiba
Yamaha

Computers:

Mac
Windows PC

Game consoles:

PlayStation®3 (PS3™)
Wii, Wii U
Xbox 360

Home theater systems:

LG
Panasonic
Samsung
Sony
HDTVs
LG
Panasonic
Philips
Samsung
Sharp
Sony
Toshiba

Internet media players:
Apple TV
Panasonic
Sony

Phones and tablets:

iOS phones and tablets
Android phones and tablets
Windows Mobile

So that’s pretty good, huh? Broadband in the Netherlands is one of the best in the world, and a service like Netflix will do very well as a result. By the way; the country average in Netflix’ last reading was 3.16 Mbps, which puts good ol' Holland firmly in the lead compared to the other nations which have been graced by a Netflix presence such as Sweden and Denmark, which had average speeds of 2.83 Mpbs and 2.8 Mpbs respectively. No other country crosses the 3 Mpbs barrier and the US, the country where Netflix is headquartered, was almost at the bottom of the list.   

In case you just can’t hack it that the Yank movie barons are taking over innocent countries like the Netherlands, you can always show some solidarity with the natives and sign up for the recently launched Dutch competitor, Videoland. It launched only last November and has a way better choice of movies. You get two months’ free trial.