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List of famous film directors from Netherlands, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Netherlands has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Dutch directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Netherlands and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Items here include everything from Gerardjan Rijnders to Ron Termaat.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Dutch directors?" and "Which directors are from Netherlands?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Netherlands in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Dutch directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Aaike Stuart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 36 Aaike Stuart is a director, producer and editor.

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Adelheid Roosen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Adelheid Roosen age 60 Adelheid Roosen is a film actress and film director.

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Adrienne Solser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 70 (1873-1943) Adrienne Solser was an actress and a film director.

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Albert Mullens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Albert Mullens Died at 62 (1879-1941) Albert Mullens was a film director, film producer and cinematographer.

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Alex Benno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 80 (1872-1952) Alex Benno was a Dutch film actor, screenwriter and director of the silent era. He appeared in 15 films between 1913 and 1920.

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Alex Pitstra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Alex Pitstra age 39 Alex Pitstra is a film editor and cinematographer.

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Alex van Warmerdam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 66 Alex van Warmerdam is a Dutch screenwriter, film director, and actor. He is also a painter.

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Alexander Oey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 58 Alexander Oey is a Dutch film director who has directed numerous documentaries for Dutch television, including the controversial Euro-Islam According to Tariq Ramadan and My Life as a Terrorist: ...more

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André Boesnach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
André Boesnach was a screenwriter, film director, actor and film producer.

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André van Duren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
André van Duren age 60 André van Duren is a film and television director.

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Ansuya Blom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Ansuya Blom age 62

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Antoinette Beumer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Antoinette Beumer age 56 Antoinette Beumer is a Dutch film director. She is notable for having directed the 2010 films The Happy Housewife and Loft.

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Anton Corbijn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 63 Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard is a Dutch photographer, music video director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2, ...more

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Anton Koolhaas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 80 (1912-1992) Anthonie "Anton" Koolhaas was a Dutch journalist, novelist, and scenario writer.

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Arjan Wilschut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Arjan Wilschut age 47 Arjan Wilschut is a film director and screenwriter.

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Arne Toonen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Arne Toonen age 43 Arne Toonen is a film director and an actor.

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Astrid Bussink is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Astrid Bussink age 43 Astrid Bussink is a Dutch filmmaker. Her debut film is the documentary Angelmakers. She studied fine art at the Academy of fine Arts, AKI, Enschede in the Netherlands and her Master in film at ...more

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Ate de Jong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Ate de Jong age 65 Ate de Jong is a Dutch film director. He is best known as the producer of The Discovery of Heaven, nominated for a Golden Calf award, and Het Bombardement.

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Barbara Meter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 79 Barbara Meter is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor, cinematographer, and an actress.

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Barbara Visser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Barbara Visser age 52 Barbara Visser is an artist, film director and screenwriter.

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Bart Vegter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 71 (1940-2011) Bart Vegter was a film director, film producer, film editor and cinematographer.

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Ben Sombogaart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 71 Ben Sombogaart is a Dutch film and TV director. His film Twin Sisters was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Ben van Lieshout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Ben van Lieshout Ben van Lieshout is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Benny Brunner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Benny Brunner age 64 Benny Brunner is an Israeli-Dutch filmmaker, born in Bârlad, Romania and based in Amsterdam since 1986. He studied film at Tel Aviv University. Since the late 1980s, Brunner has written, ...more

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Bernard Haitink is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 89 Bernard Johan Herman Haitink, CH, KBE is a Dutch conductor and former violinist.

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Bernd Out is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Bernd Out age 39

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Bernie IJdis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Bernie IJdis age 73 Bernie IJdis is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 81 (1916-1997) Albert 'Bert' Haanstra was a Dutch film director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. His feature film Fanfare was the ...more

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Bob Rooyens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Bob Rooyens age 78 Bob Rooyens is a film and television director.

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Bobby Eerhart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Bobby Eerhart age 71 Bobby Eerhart is a film director.

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Bram Schouw is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Bram Schouw Bram Schouw is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bram Vergeer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Bram Vergeer age 38 My name is Bram and I'm a 30 year old allround freelance filmmaker and fixer based in The Netherlands. I work as a freelance producer, director, cameraman and editor for all kinds of films: ...more

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Heddy Honigmann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 67 Heddy Honigmann is a Peruvian-born Dutch director of fictional and documentary films. Heddy Honigmann was born on 1 October 1951 in Lima, Peru to Polish Jewish immigrants. She has spent most of ...more

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Caroline van Dommelen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 83 (1874-1957) Caroline van Dommelen was a Dutch film actress of the silent era. She appeared in eleven films between 1911 and 1918.

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Charles Huguenot van der Linde... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Charles Huguenot van der Linden Died at 78 (1909-1987) Charles Huguenot van der Linden was a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Chris Belloni is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Chris Belloni age 38 Chris Belloni is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Christien Meindertsma is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Christien Meindertsma age 38 Christien Meindertsma is a Dutch artist and designer.

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Claire Pijman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 53 Claire Pijman is a cinematographer, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Clara van Gool is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 56 Clara van Gool is a film director and screenwriter.

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Co Hoedeman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 78 Jacobus Willem Hoedeman is a Dutch-Canadian filmmaker known for his mastery of stop motion animation and technical innovation in films that reveal his close observation of human and social ...more

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Constant Dullaart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Constant Dullaart age 39 Constant Dullaart is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and a film editor.

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Cyrus Frisch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 49 Cyrus Frisch is a Dutch avant-garde film maker. Filmmaker Magazine called him the wild man of Dutch film. According to Holland Film, Frisch is one of the most daring film makers currently ...more

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Dana Lixenberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 54 Dana Lixenberg is a Dutch photographer. Lixenberg originally went to New York to become an au pair and then discovered photography at a night school class. She decided to study photography at ...more

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Danniel Danniel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 68 Danniel Danniel is an award winning Israeli film director, screenwriter and film editor living in the Netherlands since at least 1980. He graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television ...more

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David Lammers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 46 David Lammers is a screenwriter,film and television director.

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David Verbeek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 38 David Verbeek is a film director, screenwriter, film editor and photographer.

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Daya Cahen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Daya Cahen age 46 Daya Cahen is a film director, film producer, film editor and cinematographer.

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Dick Laan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
Died at 79 (1894-1973) Dick Laan was a Dutch children's writer and film pioneer. He is best known for his Pinkeltje series.

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Dick Maas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 67 Dick Maas is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, film producer and film composer. Maas achieved notoriety after the success of his music videos for the Dutch band Golden Earring, including ...more

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Diederik Ebbinge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Netherlands
age 49 Diederik Ebbinge is an actor, screenwriter, film producer and film director.