ONS (TV channel)

Launched 1 January 2006 (2006-01-01)
Owned by Just Media Group
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Headquarters Hilversum, Netherlands
Formerly called NostalgieNet (2006-2015)
Website www.kijkbijons.nl
CanalDigitaal Channel 32
TV Vlaanderen (Flanders) Channel 35
Ziggo Channel 50
Caiway Channel 47
CAI Harderwijk Channel 139
Delta NV Channel 120
Stichting Kabeltelevisie Brabant-Gelderland Channel 139
KPN Channel 174
Telfort Channel 174
XS4ALL Channel 174
Tele2 Channel 174
Glashart Media Channel 377
Stipte Channel 377
Fiber Netherlands Channel 377
Sparql Channel 23
HSO Channel 21
Streaming media
Ziggo GO ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)

ONS (formerly NostalgieNet) is a Dutch commercial television channel of Just Media Group, which is dedicated to viewers aged 49 years or older. ONS's main target is the older audience. ONS airs footage from the forties to the eighties. Each month a specific theme is on the channel. Topics such as the Dutch East Indies, Netherlands Waterland, railroads, mills, work, food and household are broadcast. The channel launched as NostalgieNet on 1 January 2006 and changed its name into ONS on 13 September 2015.[1]

ONS can be received through Ziggo, KPN, CAIW, KBG, CanalDigitaal, CAI, Glashart Media and HSO in the Netherlands, and through TV Vlaanderen in Flanders.[2]


ONS broadcasts include the following programs:[3]

Program Rough translation Description
Een bijzonder jaarA Special YearA series of programs that provide an overview of everything that happened in a specific year and discusses subjects in the areas of politics, sports, culture and other news.
Mijn Nostalgisch NederlandMy Nostalgic NetherlandsA series of nostalgic programs about cities and regions in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, South Limburg, the Achterhoek, West Friesland and Groningen.
Nederland ToenNetherlands Back ThenAn anthology of Polygoon fragments, with the distinctive voice of Philip Bloemendal as commentator. Themes such as transport, household, fashion and sports.
Retourtje ToenReturn Ticket Back ThenA series of programs on a specific topic with people looking back on their personal experiences of the past, with topics such as fashion, aviation, music, sport, education and vacation.
Natuur in beeldNature on ScreenA series on nature in the Netherlands.
Spoor door het verledenTrack Through the PastA series about trains and trams in the Netherlands.
Ontdek je plekjeDiscover Your PlaceIdyllic images of cities and villages in the Netherlands, commented by Joop Scheltens.
KluchtenFarcesDifferent farces (comedies) like Daar komt de bruid, Ik slaap wel op de bank and Oscar.

Additionally ONS's television broadcasts including De Dageraad, Sil de Strandjutter and Portret van een Passie. On Wednesdays Dutch films, like Het meisje met den blauwen hoed, De dijk is dicht and Kort Amerikaans.


  1. Jarco Kriek (11 September 2015). "Interview: ONS vervangt NostalgieNet" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.
  2. Waar te zien | ONS
  3. Programma's | ONS
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