Belgium's longest-running TV soap, Familie focuses on the everyday lives of the Van den Bossche family and those around them.


Herman Verbaet



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Series cast summary:
Jef Desmedt Jef Desmedt ...  Jan Van den Bossche / ... 3,191 episodes, 1991-2019
Annie Geeraerts Annie Geeraerts ...  Anna Dierckx / ... 3,190 episodes, 1991-2019
Ray Verhaeghe Ray Verhaeghe ...  Albert Thielens 3,040 episodes, 1992-2019
Jacky Lafon Jacky Lafon ...  Rita Van den Bossche / ... 2,947 episodes, 1991-2015
Silvia Claes Silvia Claes ...  Trudy Tack de Rixart de Waremme / ... 2,786 episodes, 1998-2018
Gunther Levi Gunther Levi ...  Peter Van den Bossche / ... 2,658 episodes, 1999-2019
Martine Jonckheere Martine Jonckheere ...  Marie-Rose De Putter 2,477 episodes, 1991-2018
Caroline Maes Caroline Maes ...  Mieke Van den Bossche / ... 2,409 episodes, 2002-2019
Hilde Van Wesepoel Hilde Van Wesepoel ...  Linda Desmet / ... 2,329 episodes, 2001-2017
Chris Van Tongelen Chris Van Tongelen ...  Bart Van den Bossche / ... 2,250 episodes, 2001-2018
Vicky Versavel Vicky Versavel ...  Brenda Vermeir 1,811 episodes, 1997-2018


Belgium's longest-running TV soap, Familie focuses on the everyday lives of the Van den Bossche family and those around them.

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Drama | Family



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Dutch | Flemish

Release Date:

30 December 1991 (Belgium) See more »

Filming Locations:

Leuven, Belgium See more »

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TvBastards See more »
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Did You Know?


In 2009, youngster Margot Hallemans left the series to focus on her studies at the time. She instantly got replaced by Ellen Van den Eynde, who quit in 2012 to complete her senior year in university. After their character Hannah remained absent from the show for 1 year, the part went back to Hallemans. In an interview shortly after, Van den Eynde said she was disappointed in the producers. Not only did they not propose to her first, they also never left her a message to let her know this would be happening. See more »


Featured in Code 37: Jeugdzonde (2009) See more »


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Good in the beginning...weak these days!
27 December 2005 | by kristofke86See all my reviews

'Familie' is the longest running soap in Belgium and is still one of the most popular. Even though its story lines became more and more predictable.

They describe the show as 'a show based on real-life' experiences. I doubt that. You can't imagine which situations the characters went through. Thousands of murders, dead people becoming alive again, love affairs, hostage by terrorists, think of something, they've been through it.

In the beginning, the characters were all one big family: the nagging grandmother, the oldest son who is a famous businessman, the other dumb and clumsy son, the daughter with a messed up life (she was an alcoholic, survived cancer, lost 3 children,...). These days, there is almost nothing left of the original family. Which is a shame.

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