April Gets in Dutch
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 Cartoon) episode
April Gets in Dutch Title Card
Season Code: EU11
Episode: 11
Original airdate October 23, 1993
Written by Susan "Misty" Stewart-Taggart
Producers: Bruno-Rene Huchez
Directed by Bruno-Rene Huchez
Story Editor: Jack Mendelsohn
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"Turtles on the Orient Express" "Northern Lights Out"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1992-1993 Vacation in Europe sideseason
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. "Tower of Power"
  2. "Rust Never Sleeps"
  3. "A Real Snow Job"
  4. "Venice on the Half-Shell"
  5. "Artless"
  6. "Ring of Fire"
  7. "The Irish Jig Is Up"
  8. "Shredder's New Sword"
  9. "The Lost Queen of Atlantis"
  10. "Turtles on the Orient Express"
  11. "April Gets in Dutch"
  12. "Northern Lights Out"
  13. "Elementary, My Dear Turtle"

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April Gets in Dutch is an episode of the Vacation in Europe sideseason. Part of the European vacation season, it had already aired in many European countries during 1992 before airing in the USA over CBS in 1993.


The Turtles and April are in Amsterdam, Holland, the Turtles having shipped the Turtle Van there in a large crate. April's job there is to cover the showing of the world-famed Duchess Diamond, which Donatello says is the biggest, most perfect diamond in the world.

In Dimension X, Krang is coveting the diamond, hoping to use it to finish his Laser Dimension Blade, which will cut through the dimensions and bring the Technodrome back to Earth. Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop are dispatched to go steal it.

Michelangelo is lamenting the lack of pizza in Amsterdam when he spots the enemy trio landing in a net of fish. After a brief fight, Shredder and his mutants manage to elude the Turtles in a motorboat, and head to the exhibition of the diamond in disguises. Meanwhile, a diamond thief named Spats Sparkle is scheming to steal the diamond for himself. His accomplice switches off the light so that Spats can replace the diamond with a fake, and Shredder then steals the fake.

In all the hubbub, Spats sneaks the diamond into April's bag, and the police immediately suspect her because she was close to the case. The Turtles rescue her and Irma before any further questions can be asked, and escape into the sewer. Spats and his accomplice follow them and snatch April and her bag.

In a dilapidated windmill, Shredder finishes the Laser Dimension Blade, only for the fake diamond to explode. Donatello detects this and discerns that the abortive beam can fracture both dimensions, and the only solution is to use the real diamond to send out a corrective beam.

Meanwhile, April has been imprisoned over a vat of fondue at a cheese factory, and Donatello successfully tracks the signal there. Shredder and his mutants are also waiting there to attack, only to be driven back by the Turtles assaulting them with cheese. Michelangelo rescues April, and Spats loses the diamond. Though Raphael initially gets his hands on it, Shredder eventually is the one who claims it.

The Turtles manage to track the stench of a cheese-doused Rocksteady and Bebop to the windmill, and as the tremors get progressively worse, Donatello sends out a corrective beam. As the Turtles run away, the windmill is pulled into Dimension X and crashes through the side of the Technodrome.

As the story closes out, Irma and April gift the Turtles with their long-sought pizza.

Character voices




Home media releases


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 7
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection



  • Michelangelo spots Bebop and Rocksteady before they appear through the portal, which is impossible.
  • When Michelangelo says "Coming atcha, Shred head!" and chases Shredder onto the windmill, his mouth doesn't move.
  • Right after a woman laments that the Duchess Diamond is gone, the Turtles' mouths move but they don't say anything.


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