Musical clown and poet Herman van Veen celebrates 70th birthday
Herman van Veen is one of the most talented stage performers in the Dutch language. March 14 he celebrates his 70th birthday. At the same time it’s his 50-year anniversary in the Dutch (and German and American) theaters. Van Veen made over 170 records and cds, published 70 books, dozens of screenplays, became very succesful with the animated cartoons of little duck Alfred J. Kwak and, is since the age of 17, commited to children's rights. He established foundations, is an ambassador of UNICEF and has his own cultural enterprise. But first and foremost, he is a musician.