Theater Carré tonight put Herman van Veen in the spotlight because he has set a new record of solo performances. The 76-year-old performing artist performed for the 561st time, breaking the old record of Toon Hermans.
The artist broke the record 50 years after he was first seen in Carré, on May 5, 1971. After the performance of his show, Van Veen received You can see that he is fifty gold balloons.
The milestone was actually already on the agenda for last year, but due to corona, Van Veen had to postpone the anniversary tour in honor of his 75th birthday for a year.
Van Veen is still running out on Hermans, because he can be seen in Carré until August 8. Hermans performed solo in the famous Amsterdam theater a total of 556 times.
Incidentally, cabaret colleague Freek de Jonge was in Carré even more often, more than 600 times in total. However, because more than half of those performances were with Bram Vermeulen as the duo Neerlands Hoop, they no longer count for the number of solo performances.