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List of famous people from Holland, 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 Holland, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Holland 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 Holland, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list includes Joop van Oosterom, Jan de Hartog and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Holland?" or "Which celebrities were born in Holland?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Shannon James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 32
Johan de Witt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 47 (1625-1672)
Johan de Witt or Jan de Witt, heer van Zuid- en Noord-Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekendorp and IJsselveere was a key figure in Dutch politics in the mid-17th century, when its flourishing sea ...more
Joop Wijn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 49
Joannes Gerardus Wijn was Minister of Economic Affairs in the third Balkenende cabinet of the Netherlands. Wijn was born in Haarlem and has a master's degree in both economics and Dutch law from ...more
Cornelis de Witt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 49 (1623-1672)
Cornelis de Witt was a Dutch politician. Cornelis de Witt was a member of the old Dutch patrician family De Witt. He was born on 15 June 1623 in Dordrecht, Holland, Dutch Republic. He was the ...more
Ary Scheffer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 63 (1795-1858)
Ary Scheffer, was a Dutch-French Romantic painter.
Ellen van Maris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 62
Ellen van Maris is a former professional female bodybuilder from the Netherlands.
Jan van Rijckenborgh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Holland
Jan van Rijckenborgh Dec. at 72 (1896-1968)
Jan van Rijckenborgh was a Dutch-born mystic and founder of the Lectorium Rosicrucianum, a worldwide esoteric Rosicrucian movement. Jan van Rijckenborgh was born in Haarlem, Holland, under the ...more
Adriaen van Ostade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 75 (1610-1685)
Adriaen van Ostade was a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre works.
Joop den Uyl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 68 (1919-1987)
Johannes Marten den Uijl, known as Joop den Uyl was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 11 May 1973 until 19 December 1977. Den Uyl ...more
Hugo de Vries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 87 (1848-1935)
Hugo Marie de Vries ForMemRS was a Dutch botanist and one of the first geneticists. He is known chiefly for suggesting the concept of genes, rediscovering the laws of heredity in the 1890s while ...more
Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 62 (1600-1662)
Johannes Cornelisz. Verspronck was a gifted Dutch Golden Age portraitist.
Judith Leyster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 51 (1609-1660)
Judith Jans Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Leyster painted genre works, portraits, and still lifes. Her entire oeuvre was attributed to Frans Hals until 1893, when Hofstede de Groot ...more
Harry Mulisch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 83 (1927-2010)
Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch was a Dutch writer. He wrote more than 80 novels, plays, essays, poems and philosophical reflections. These have been translated into more than 30 languages. Along with ...more
Arthur Japin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 62
Arthur Valentijn Japin is a Dutch novelist.
Erik Prince is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Holland
Erik Prince age 49
Erik Dean Prince is an American businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Prince was best known for founding the government services and security company Blackwater USA. He ...more
Femke Halsema is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 52
Femke Halsema is a former Dutch politician. She was a member of the House of Representatives from 1998 till 2011. She was also the leader of the GreenLeft parliamentary party in the House of ...more
Horace Tabor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Holland
Horace Tabor Dec. at 69 (1830-1899)
Horace Austin Warner Tabor, also known as The Bonanza King of Leadville, was an American prospector, businessman, and Republican politician. His life is the subject of Douglas Moore's opera, The ...more
Isaac van Ostade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 28 (1621-1649)
Isaac van Ostade was a Dutch genre and landscape painter.
Burny Bos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 74
Burny Bos is a film and television producer, actor, screenwriter and radio personality.
John Gerretsen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Holland
age 76
John Philip Gerretsen is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2014 who represented the eastern Ontario riding of ...more
Geert Hofstede is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Holland
Geert Hofstede age 90
Gerard Hendrik Hofstede is a Dutch social psychologist, former IBM employee, and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the ...more
Reinier van Brummelen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Holland
Reinier van Brummelen age 58
Reinier van Brummelen is a cinematographer and film editor.
William S. Ladd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Holland
William S. Ladd Dec. at 67 (1826-1893)
William Sargent Ladd was an American politician and businessman in Oregon. He twice served as Portland, Oregon’s mayor in the 1850s. A native of Vermont, he was a prominent figure in the early ...more
Hercules Seghers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 49 (1589-1638)
Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers or Segers was a Dutch painter and printmaker of the Dutch Golden Age. He was "the most inspired, experimental and original landscapist" of his period and ...more
Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Holland
Dec. at 63 (1620-1683)
Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem was a highly esteemed and prolific Dutch Golden Age painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures, but also of a number of ...more