The Story of the Netherlands is an ambitious television series in ten episodes, taking the viewers along the highs and lows of Dutch history from the ice age up to present day. Every 50-minute episode contains enacted scenes, interviews with renowned experts and reportages on authentic locations, which bring historical events and characters back to life and leave no black page unturned. About William of Orange, for example, who is listed as The Greatest Dutchman, but meanwhile needed a whole team of propagandists to make that happen. And about Flemish refugees, whose expertise and wealth highly contributed to the Golden Age in the Northern Netherlands, but who always felt homesick for Antwerp. The Story of the Netherlands is an enervating quest for a national identity and holds a mirror up to Dutch viewers to show them who they are and how they got there.