More than four million TV viewers across the Netherlands tuned in to Dublin – when the city featured on one of the country’s most popular reality TV shows, called Boer Zoekt Vrouw (meaning ‘Farmer seeks a wife’).
The long-running dating programme for farmers in search of a wife is hugely popular in the Netherlands. It attracts more than four million viewers per episode – with many more fans chatting online about the show. Tourism Ireland in Amsterdam secured the popular show for Dublin, supported by an excellent itinerary designed by Fáilte Ireland.
The reality show tracks the lives of single farmers meeting a number of potential partners and then bringing their ‘favourite’ on a dream date to a foreign location – in this case Dublin. The episode was filmed here last November and featured the couple enjoying a romantic break at Clontarf Castle Hotel, visiting Howth village and Howth Summit, and walking around Dublin city centre.