Dictionary of Dutchness


The Kijkwijzer (viewing indicator) is a set of minimum age limits for viewing films, tv shows and playing computer games. The limits are described as ‘guidelines’ but cinemas can face prosecution for not adhering to the rules. The Kijkwijzer currently has four age categories: suitable for all ages; suitable for those over six; suitable for those over 12; and suitable for those over 16. A new category (minimum age nine) is expected to be added shortly. The censorship system also uses pictograms to warn viewers that a film contains certain types of content, such as sex, violence and coarse language. The Kijkwijzer claims that 90% of parents heed its recommendations.

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