Category: film certificates

Film Certificates in Netherlands

Under Dutch law, children are admitted to films carrying an age rating if accompanied by an adult except in the case of “16” rated films.

AL – All Ages

6 – Potentially harmful to children under 6 years.

9 – Potentially harmful to children under 9 years.

12 – Potentially harmful to children under 12 years; broadcasting is not allowed before 8:00 pm.

16 –  Potentially harmful to children under 16 years; broadcasting is not allowed before 10:00 pm.

Mostly, these icons are used along with other symbols, displaying if a movie contains violence, sexual content, frightening scenes, drug or alcohol abuse, discrimination, or coarse language. These symbols are also used for TV-programs in the Netherlands.