Nettie Blanken (1946) has always dreamed of performing on stage in a play about Vasalis. Following her training at the Arnhem Theatre School, she performed in many theatre companies, including Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the Nationale Toneel and Theater van het Oosten. Alongside this, Blank has made many guest appearances in TV films and series. She has been a regular face on the Dutch children’s programme Het Klokhuis since 1989. Vasalis, altijd vandaag is a concert performance about the life and work of one of the most beloved poets in the Netherlands. Blanken plays Vasalis, alongside Bram van der Vlugt as her husband and music will be performed by his son, Floris van der Vlugt.