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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 60
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 80
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 46
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 43
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 58
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 90
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 78
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