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List of famous people from Amsterdam, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Amsterdam, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Amsterdam you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Amsterdam, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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André Kuipers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 59 André Kuipers is a Dutch physician and ESA astronaut. He became the second Dutch citizen, third Dutch-born and fifth Dutch-speaking astronaut upon launch of Soyuz TMA-4 on 19 April 2004. ...more

Paul Verhoeven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 79 Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and producer who has made movies in the Netherlands and the United States. Explicit violent and/or sexual content and social satire are ...more

Gerard Reve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 83 (1923-2006) Gerard Kornelis van het Reve was a Dutch writer. He started writing as Simon van het Reve and adopted the shorter Gerard Reve in 1973. Together with Willem Frederik Hermans and Harry Mulisch, he ...more

Albert Mol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 87 (1917-2004) Albert Mol was a popular Dutch author, actor and television personality.

Corrie ten Boom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 91 (1892-1983) Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She was imprisoned ...more

Meindert Hobbema is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 71 (1638-1709) Meindert Hobbema, was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.

Werner van den Valckert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 42 (1585-1627) Werner van den Valckert was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

Jetta Goudal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 94 (1891-1985) Jetta Goudal was a Dutch-born American actress, successful in Hollywood films of the silent film era.

Willem Drees is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 102 (1886-1988) Willem Drees was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 7, 1948 until December 22, 1958. He previously served as Member of the House ...more

Hendrik Verwoerd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 65 (1901-1966) Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, also known as Dr H.F Verwoerd, was a South African Applied Psychology and Sociology Professor, newspaper editor and Prime Minister of South Africa. He is regarded as ...more

Karel Appel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 85 (1921-2006) Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders ...more

Trijntje Oosterhuis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 45 Judith Katrijntje "Trijntje" Oosterhuis is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. She formed the band Total Touch with her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis before she started as a solo artist. She will ...more

Juriaen van Streeck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Juriaen van Streeck Dec. at 55 (1632-1687) Juriaen van Streeck or Juriaan van Streek was a Dutch Golden Age painter of still lifes.

Abraham Pais is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 82 (1918-2000) Abraham Pais was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities ...more

Terri Summers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 42 Terri Summers (born 16 January 1976) is a Dutch porn star.

Isaac Titsingh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Isaac Titsingh Dec. at 67 (1745-1812) Isaac Titsingh FRS was a Dutch surgeon, scholar, merchant-trader and ambassador. During a long career in East Asia, Titsingh was a senior official of the Dutch East India Company. He represented ...more

Ischa Meijer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 52 (1943-1995) Israël Chaim "Ischa" Meijer was a Dutch journalist, author, actor and television presenter. He survived the Nazi concentration camp Bergen Belsen along with his parents.

Jaap van Zweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 57 Jaap van Zweden is a Dutch conductor and violinist.

Adriaan Blaauw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 96 (1914-2010) Adriaan Blaauw was a Dutch astronomer. Blaauw was born in Amsterdam to Cornelis Blaauw and Gesina Clasina Zwart, and studied at Leiden University and the University of Groningen, obtaining his ...more

Bernard Haitink is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 89 Bernard Johan Herman Haitink, CH, KBE is a Dutch conductor and former violinist.

Frits Zernike is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 78 (1888-1966) Frits Zernike was a Dutch physicist and winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1953 for his invention of the phase contrast microscope, an instrument that permits the study of internal cell ...more

Philip Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 54 (1904-1958) Philip "Phil" Van Zandt was a Dutch actor of film, stage and television. He made over 220 film and television appearances between 1939 and 1958.

Barthold Fles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 87 (1902-1989) Barthold Fles was a Dutch-American literary agent, author, translator, editor and publisher. Among his many clients were Elias Canetti, Raymond Loewy, Heinrich Mann, Joseph Roth, Felix Salten, ...more

Dov Frohman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 79 Dov Frohman is an Israeli electrical engineer and business executive. A former vice president of Intel Corporation, he is the inventor of the erasable programmable read only memory and the ...more

Peter Herrndorf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 77 Peter A. Herrndorf, OC OOnt is a Canadian lawyer and media businessman. He is the president and chief executive officer of the National Arts Centre. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he graduated ...more

Gerrie Knetemann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 53 (1951-2004) Gerard Friedrich "Gerrie" Knetemann was a Dutch road bicycle racer who won the 1978 World Championship. A four-time winner of the Ronde van Nederland, he also rode the Tour de France ...more

Jacqueline van Maarsen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 89 Jacqueline Yvonne Meta van Maarsen is a Dutch author and former bookbinder. She is best known for her friendship with diarist Anne Frank. Jacque's Christian mother was able to remove the J signs ...more

Walter Hekster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 75 (1937-2012) Walter Hekster was a Dutch composer, clarinetist and conductor of classical music, specializing in contemporary classical music.

Michael van Langren is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 77 (1598-1675) Michael Florent van Langren was a Dutch astronomer and cartographer. His Latinized name is Langrenus.

Jan Weenix is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 79 (1640-1719) Jan Weenix or Joannis Wenix was a Dutch painter. He was trained by his father, Jan Baptist Weenix, together with his cousin Melchior d'Hondecoeter. Like his father, he devoted himself to a ...more

Ed van der Elsken is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 65 (1925-1990) Eduard "Ed" van der Elsken was a Dutch photographer and filmmaker. His imagery provides quotidian, intimate and autobiographic perspectives on the European zeitgeist spanning the ...more

Roeland Nusse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 67 Roeland Nusse is Professor of Developmental Biology at Stanford University.

Arnon Grünberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 47 Arnon Yasha Yves Grunberg is a Dutch writer of novels, essays, and columns. He wrote some of his work under the heteronym Marek van der Jagt. He lives in New York.

Max Euwe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 80 (1901-1981) Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, and author. He was the fifth player to become World Chess Champion. Euwe also served as President of FIDE, the ...more

Bartel Leendert van der Waerde... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 93 (1903-1996) Bartel Leendert van der Waerden was a Dutch mathematician and historian of mathematics.

Jan Wijn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 80 Jan Wijn is a Dutch pianist and piano pedagogue. Wijn studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory under Cornelius Berkhout, where he received his diploma in 1955. He then studied under Bela Siki in ...more

Erik de Zwart is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 60 Erik de Zwart is a Dutch radio and television maker, former D.J., former Music Box, The Music Factory and MTV V.J. and media entrepreneur. He was co-founder and shareholder of Radio 538 and The ...more

Cor Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 73 (1908-1981) Cor Lemaire was a film score composer.

Frederik Kaiser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 64 (1808-1872) Frederik Kaiser was a Dutch astronomer. He was director of the Leiden Observatory from 1838 until his death. He is credited with the advancement of Dutch astronomy through his scientific ...more

Derk-Jan Warrink is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 32 Derk-Jan Warrink is an actor and film and television producer.

Maarten Treurniet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Maarten Treurniet age 59 Maarten Treurniet is a Dutch film director.

Jacqueline Cramer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 66 Jacqueline Marian Cramer was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet for the PvdA. Previously she was a professor of sustainable ...more

Jeroen Krabbé is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 73 Jeroen Aart Krabbé, is a Dutch actor and director, who has appeared in many Dutch and international films.

Co Hoedeman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 77 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

Lodewijk Asscher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 43 Lodewijk Frans Asscher is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He has been the Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Cabinet Rutte II ...more

Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 55 Ruud Gullit, OON, is a Dutch football manager and former football player who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious ...more

Gregory Sedoc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
age 36 Gregory Sedoc is a Dutch hurdler. He reached his first international final at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in 60 metres hurdles, and won the event, equalling his personal best time of ...more

Meijer de Haan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 43 (1852-1895) Meijer Isaac de Haan was a Dutch painter.

Alphons Diepenbrock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Dec. at 59 (1862-1921) Alphonsus Johannes Maria Diepenbrock was a Dutch composer, essayist and classicist.

Rob de Nijs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Amsterdam
Rob de Nijs age 75 Rob de Nijs is a Dutch singer and actor, active since the 1960s.