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Series cast summary:
Bas van Toor Bas van Toor ...  Bassie / ... 99 episodes, 1978-1996
Aad van Toor Aad van Toor ...  Adriaan / ... 99 episodes, 1978-1996
Paul van Gorcum Paul van Gorcum ...  De Baron / ... 55 episodes, 1979-1994


Clown Bassie and acrobat Adriaan work in a circus. They seem to attract criminals and when Adriaan and Bassie manage to get a few arrested one criminal in specific devotes his life to making sure the two will never be able to do that again.

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Whatever happens, keep smiling


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Release Date:

10 January 1978 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bassie en Adriaan en de diamant See more »


Box Office


NLG 30,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono (Dolby 2.0)


Black and White (seasons 1-3)| Color (seasons 4-10)

Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


(series 5) According to Aad van Toor, the two new thieves introduced in this series (B2 being an already existing character) were both based on real people. The Baron was based on a bearded tramp who was similarly nicknamed because he used to walk around with a cane in a dignified way. Vlugge Japie ("Quick Japie") was based on Van Toor's former sound technician, who was ironically called "quick", since he always made the same relaxed reply when asked to do something really quickly. See more »


The titular crown is said to be the crown of King William II of the Netherlands, which is the official Dutch state crown. After stealing the crown, the Baron puts it on his head, which he shouldn't be able to do. The Dutch state crown is only meant for display during the monarch's inauguration and wouldn't fit on a person's head. See more »

Crazy Credits

The show's leader contains several scenes which were only shot for the leader, in order to make the viewer curious about the story, while never appearing in the series itself. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the mid-1980s, there were two episodes missing, episode 2 and 7 of season 2. So Aad van Toor re-edited the series, to make the story work without those episodes. All reruns, videos and DVDs until 2004 are missing about three episodes because of this. (Aad had to delete about one episode of material to remove any references to the missing episodes.) One of the two missing episodes was rediscovered in 2004 (episode 2). It was put back in again, together with some of the material referring to it. See more »


Dag Vriendjes
(ending song)
Written by Aad van Toor
Arranged by Aad Klaris
Performed by Bas van Toor (as Bassie) and Aad van Toor (as Adriaan)
Featured in seasons 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
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Conquering Europe
6 April 2001 | by erwan_tichelerSee all my reviews

This serie is absolute entertainment like all the Bassie and Adriaan-adventures.

In this adventure we see the villains B-100 and Handy Harry for the first time.

Bassie and Adriaan travel all over Europe to find secret packages.

Great fun !

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