Lotte (TV series)

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Lotte is a Dutch telenovela television series. The series was broadcast by the commercial station Tien, upon which it was shown every weekday at 6:30 pm.


The series is based on the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea and centres on the protagonist, Lotte Pronk, a business economics graduate who passed with honours and has trouble finding a job until she comes across a secretary job in an international fashion company called "Emoda", where at the same time a conflict is occurring in the business between two prospective CEOs.

She begins the series mocked by many of her colleagues for being "ugly", and as the series progresses she develops confidence, moves up the ladder and explores romantic interests. The series also features on the fellow Emoda employees, and their relationships and career problems.

Lotte is written by a team of writers led by Marciel Witteman, also known for the Dutch soap opera Goudkust, and scripts for the drama series Westenwind. The series was directed by Vincent Schuurman and Manin de Wilt.

Lotte is the first Dutch telenovela which in its original form was to consist of 200 episodes. On 11 December 2006, Tien officially announced that the series would get 35 extra episodes. [1] Marciel Witteman wanted the extra episodes to round off the storylines of some of the characters. In the final episode all the characters were present.

On 9 April 2007, Lotte ended its run on Tien with its finale.


An average of between 250,000 and 300,000 people tuned in for each episode.


CharacterActor/ActressFeatured in
Lotte Pronk Nyncke Beekhuyzen All episodes
Vico Maesland Lars Oostveen All episodes
Robert Maesland Filip Bolluyt All episodes
Daniel Valkenburg Arent-Jan Linde Until episode 200
Marcella Valkenburg Janna Fassaert Until episode 200
Mark Cremers Geert Hoes All episodes
Niek Mulder Marc Nochem All episodes
José Pronk Lieneke le Roux All episodes
Herman Pronk Dries Smits Until episode 200
Hugo Lombardi Dirk Zeelenberg Until episode 200
Patricia Frijling Ilse Heus All episodes
Mara Fontein Marlous Dirks All episodes
Marianne Santos Sonja Silva All episodes
Bianca Geurts Anne-Marie Jung All episodes
Sofia Rombouts Nartan Meerlo All episodes
Rolph Ypema Oren Schrijver From episode 201
Scarlett Zwaan Mimi Ferrer From episode 201
Alex van Weerden Edwin Jonker From episode 201
Dieudonnee Vreneli van Helbergen From episode 222

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