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This is a list of the greatest Olympic athletes from Netherlands, with photos when available. These are the best Dutch Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Dutch athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Dutch Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Netherlands is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is. This list includes Olympic athletes of all kinds, from Bart Brentjens to Erik Dekker.

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Netherlands Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Netherlands.

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Sven Kramer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Sven Kramer Men's Team Pursuit, Speed skating - Men's 5000m

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Ireen Wüst is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Ireen Wüst Women's 1500m, Women's 3000 m

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Inge de Bruijn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Inge de Bruijn Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 50m freestyle, Women's 100m freestyle

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Inge Dekker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Inge Dekker Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

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Bob de Jong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Bob de Jong Men's 10000m

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Pieter van den Hoogenband is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Pieter van den Hoogenband Men's 200m Freestyle, Men's 100m freestyle, Men's 50m freestyle

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Jan Smeekens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Anky van Grunsven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Anky van Grunsven Dressage, individual

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Mark Tuitert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Mark Tuitert Men's Team Pursuit, Men's 1500m

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Marianne Vos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Marianne Vos Women's Track cycling, points race

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Marianne Timmer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Marianne Timmer Women's 1000m, Women's 1500m

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Marleen Veldhuis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Marleen Veldhuis Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

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Leontien van Moorsel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Leontien van Moorsel Women's Track Cycling, Individual Pursuit, Women's Road cycling

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Diane Valkenburg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Nicolien Sauerbreij is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Nicolien Sauerbreij Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

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Hinkelien Schreuder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Hinkelien Schreuder Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

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Fedor den Hertog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Arnold van Calker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Erik Dekker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Erik Dekker Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Elisabeth Willeboordse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Elisabeth Willeboordse Women's Judo, 57 - 63kg (Half-Middleweight)

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Carl Verheijen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Carl Verheijen Men's 10000m, Men's Team Pursuit

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Tine Veenstra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Jan Bos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Jan Bos Men's 1000m

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Elma de Vries is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Ranomi Kromowidjojo Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

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Levi Heimans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Jules Maenen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Liesbeth Mau Asam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Jeroen Straathof is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Manon van Rooijen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Manon van Rooijen Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

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Chantal Groot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Chantal Groot Women's 4x100m freestyle relay

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André Dierickx is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Gerrit de Vries is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Gerard Bosch van Drakestein is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Gerard Bosch van Drakestein Track Cycling, Men's 1000m Time Trial, Men's tandem

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Elsbeth van Rooy-Vink is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Laurine Van Riessen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Laurine Van Riessen Women's 1000m

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Michael Boogerd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Adrie Visser is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Karsten Kroon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Karsten Kroon Men's Road cycling^! individual road race

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Imke Bartels is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Imke Bartels Dressage, team

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Marit van Eupen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Marit van Eupen Women's Lightweight double sculls

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Margot Boer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Esmé Kamphuis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Sanne Van Kerkhof is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Edwin van Calker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Arjen van der Kieft is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Theo Bos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Theo Bos Men's Track cycling, Sprint individual

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Annita Van Doorn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

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Kirsten van der Kolk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Kirsten van der Kolk Women's Lightweight double sculls

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Edith Bosch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands
Edith Bosch Women's Judo, 63-70kg (Middleweight), Women's Judo