In his time with the Amsterdam Police, Commissaris Piet van der Valk has seen it all. His cynicism sometimes shocks even his assistant Johnny Kroon. Their caseload brings them into contact with the city's many subcultures, from drug-users to sexual perverts. Van der Valk is known for his ability to break difficult cases by pursuing his famous hunches. His superior Hoofdcommissaris Samson, however, is always more concerned with the political and public relations ramifications of van der Valk's investigations.
Did You Know?
Although "Love In Amsterdam" is the title of an actual van der Valk novel by Nicholas Freeling, this episode is not an adaptation of it but an original story bearing no resemblance to the book. ("Love In Amsterdam" was the basis of a 1968 film "Amsterdam Affair".) See more
When commissaris Van der Valk points at the "industrial park" on the map he actually points at a residential area of Oostzaan, an independent municipality bordering to Amsterdam. Oostzaan resides with the police corps of yet another municipality, Zaanstad. Zaanstad has many industrial parks, some of them quite near Amsterdam. See more
[Lucienne Hassell has been stabbed. Van der Valk is with her before the ambulance takes her to hospital
Piet van der Valk
If you die on me and I have to break the news to your family, I will deliberately do it very badly. I'm gonna be tactless, blunt, dismissive...