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Famous People From Amsterdam

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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Walraven van Hall and Jan Buderman, in it.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Amsterdam?" or "Which celebrities were born in Amsterdam?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • André Kuipers

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    André Kuipers (Dutch: [ˈɑndreː ˈkœy̯pərs] (listen); born 5 October 1958) is a Dutch physician...  more
  • Paul Verhoeven

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Paul Verhoeven (Dutch: [ˈpʌu̯l vərˈɦuvə(n)]; born 18 July 1938) is a Dutch director,...  more

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  • Gerard Reve

    Gerard Reve

    Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Gerard Kornelis van het Reve (14 December 1923 – 8 April 2006) was a Dutch writer. He started...  more
  • Albert Mol

    Albert Mol

    Age: Died at 87 (1917-2004)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Albert Mol (3 January 1917 – 9 March 2004) was a Dutch author, actor and television...  more
  • Corrie ten Boom

    Corrie ten Boom

    Dec. at 91 (1892-1983)

    BirthplaceNetherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland

    Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch...  more
  • Meindert Hobbema

    Meindert Hobbema

    Dec. at 71 (1638-1709)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Meindert Hobbema (bapt. October 31, 1638 – December 7, 1709), was a Dutch Golden Age painter...  more
  • Werner van den Valckert

    Werner van den Valckert

    Dec. at 42 (1585-1627)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Werner van den Valckert (ca. 1585 - after 1635) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver....  more
  • Jetta Goudal

    Jetta Goudal

    Dec. at 94 (1891-1985)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Jetta Goudal (, born Julie Henriette Goudeket; July 12, 1891 – January 14, 1985) was a...  more
  • Willem Drees

    Willem Drees

    Dec. at 102 (1886-1988)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Willem Drees Sr. (Dutch pronunciation ; 5 July 1886 – 14 May 1988) was a Dutch statesman and...  more
  • Hendrik Verwoerd

    Hendrik Verwoerd

    Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)

    BirthplaceNetherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland

    Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd ([fə'vu:rt]; 8 September 1901 – 6 September 1966) was a South African...  more
  • Karel Appel

    Karel Appel

    Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)

    BirthplaceNetherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland

    Christiaan Karel Appel (pronounced [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈkaːrəl ˈɑpəl] (listen); 25 April 1921 – 3 May...  more

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  • Trijntje Oosterhuis

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Judith Katrijntje "Trijntje" Oosterhuis (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjydɪt (kaː)ˈtrɛiɲcə...  more
  • Juriaen van Streeck

    Juriaen van Streeck

    Dec. at 55 (1632-1687)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Juriaen van Streeck or Juriaan van Streek (29 February 1632, in Amsterdam – buried 12 June...  more
  • Abraham Pais

    Abraham Pais

    Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Abraham Pais (; May 19, 1918 – July 28, 2000) was a Dutch-American physicist and science...  more
  • Isaac Titsingh

    Isaac Titsingh

    Dec. at 67 (1745-1812)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Isaac Titsingh FRS (c. January 1745 in Amsterdam – 2 February 1812 in Paris) was a Dutch...  more
  • Ischa Meijer

    Dec. at 52 (1943-1995)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Israël Chaim "Ischa" Meijer (14 February 1943 – 14 February 1995) was a Dutch journalist,...  more
  • Jaap van Zweden

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Jaap van Zweden (Dutch pronunciation: [ja:p fan zwe:dən]; English: ) (born 12 December 1960)...  more
  • Adriaan Blaauw

    Adriaan Blaauw

    Dec. at 96 (1914-2010)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Adriaan Blaauw (12 April 1914 – 1 December 2010) was a Dutch astronomer. Blaauw was born in...  more
  • Bernard Haitink

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Bernard Johan Herman Haitink (Dutch: [ˈbɛrnɑrt ˈɦaːi̯tɪŋk]; born 4 March 1929) is a Dutch...  more
  • Frits Zernike

    Frits Zernike

    Dec. at 78 (1888-1966)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Frits Zernike (Dutch pronunciation: [frɪts ˈzɛrnikə]; 16 July 1888 – 10 March 1966) was a...  more
  • Philip Van Zandt

    Philip Van Zandt

    Dec. at 54 (1904-1958)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Philip "Phil" Van Zandt (October 4, 1904 – February 15, 1958) was a Dutch-American actor of...  more
  • Barthold Fles

    Dec. at 87 (1902-1989)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Barthold "Bart" Fles (February 7, 1902 – December 19, 1989) was a Dutch-American literary...  more
  • Dov Frohman

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Dov Frohman (Hebrew: דב פרוהמן, also Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky; born March 28, 1939) is an...  more
  • BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Peter A. Herrndorf, (born October 27, 1940) is a Canadian lawyer and media businessman. He is...  more
  • Gerrie Knetemann

    Gerrie Knetemann

    Dec. at 53 (1951-2004)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Gerard Friedrich "Gerrie" Knetemann (6 March 1951 in Amsterdam – 2 November 2004 in Bergen,...  more