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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
Shannon James age 30

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Johan de Witt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Holland
Johan de Witt Died 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
Joop Wijn age 46 - 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
Cornelis de Witt Died 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
Ary Scheffer Died 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
Ellen van Maris age 60 - 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 Died 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
Adriaen van Ostade Died 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
Joop den Uyl Died 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
Hugo de Vries Died 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
Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck Died 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
Judith Leyster Died 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
Harry Mulisch Died 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
Arthur Japin age 60 - Arthur Valentijn Japin is a Dutch novelist.

Erik Prince is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Holland
Erik Prince age 46 - 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

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Femke Halsema is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Holland
Femke Halsema age 50 - 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 Died 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
Isaac van Ostade Died 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
Burny Bos age 71 - 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
John Gerretsen age 73 - 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 87 - 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 56 - 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 Died 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
Hercules Seghers Died 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
Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem Died 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

Abraham Kuenen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Holland
Abraham Kuenen Died at 63 (1828-1891) - Abraham Kuenen was a Dutch Protestant theologian, the son of an apothecary. Kuenen was born in Haarlem. On his father's death it became necessary for him to leave school and take a humble place ...more

Nicolaes Maes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Holland
Nicolaes Maes Died at 59 (1634-1693) - Nicolaes Maes, also known as Nicolaes Maas was a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre and portraits.

William Garvelink is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Holland
William Garvelink age 67 - William John Garvelink is an American diplomat and former United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo by George W. Bush on May 30, 2007 and sworn in on October 22, 2007.

Fleur Agema is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Holland
Fleur Agema age 40 - Marie-Fleur Agema is a Dutch politician and former spatial designer. As a member of the Party for Freedom she has been an MP since 30 November 2006. She focuses on matters of caregiving.

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Jan Verkoren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Holland
Jan Verkoren Died at 75 (1919-1994) - Jan Verkoren appeared in the 1959 film The Last Blitzkrieg.

Atse Buurman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Holland
Atse Buurman age 33 - Atse Buurman is a Dutch One Day International cricketer. He is a wicketkeeper-batsman but when he made his debut for the Netherlands in 2007 it was as a specialist batsman. But after the ...more

Philips Wouwerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Holland
Philips Wouwerman Died at 49 (1619-1668) - Philips Wouwerman was a Dutch painter of hunting, landscape and battle scenes.

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Holland
Erland Van Lidth De Jeude Died at 34 (1953-1987) - Erland van Lidth de Jeude was a Dutch-born American actor who appeared in several Hollywood films, as well as being a wrestler, singing as an operatic bass-baritone, and studying computer ...more

Pieter van Laer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Holland
Pieter van Laer Died at 43 (1599-1642) - Pieter van Laer was a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre scenes, active for over a decade in Rome, where his nickname was Il Bamboccio. Artists working in his style became known as the

Jan Mandijn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Holland
Jan Mandijn Died at 60 (1500-1560) - Jan Mandijn or Jan Mandyn was a Dutch Renaissance painter, who worked in Antwerp after 1530.

Peter Hurkos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Holland
Peter Hurkos Died at 77 (1911-1988) - Peter Hurkos was a Dutchman who allegedly manifested extrasensory perception after recovering from a head injury and coma caused by a fall from a ladder when aged 30. During World War II, he was ...more

Evander Sno is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Holland
Evander Sno age 28 - Evander Sno is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has also featured for the Dutch under-21 and under-23 international ...more

Piet Ketting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Holland
Piet Ketting Died at 80 (1904-1984) - Piet Ketting is a composer and musician.

Hendrik Andriessen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Holland
Hendrik Andriessen Died at 89 (1892-1981) - Hendrik Franciscus Andriessen was a Dutch composer and organist. He is remembered most of all for his improvisation at the organ and for the renewal of Catholic liturgical music in the ...more

Esmé Wiegman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Holland
Esmé Wiegman age 40 - Emma Eleonora Wiegman-van Meppelen Scheppink is a former Dutch politician. As a member of the ChristianUnion she was an MP from March 1, 2007 to September 19, 2012. She focused on matters of the ...more

Brigitte Kaandorp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Holland
Brigitte Kaandorp age 55 - Brigitte Kaandorp is a Dutch comedienne.

Willem Blaeu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Holland
Willem Blaeu Died at 67 (1571-1638) - Willem Janszoon Blaeu, also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher.

Rob Malda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Holland
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Bruno Felix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Holland
Bruno Felix age 48 - Bruno Felix is a director and independent new media producer.

Steven Lubbers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Holland
Steven Lubbers age 62 - Steven Willem Lubbers is a former Dutch all-round cricketer: a right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler who captained the national side for some years and was the first man to take a ...more

Ricardo Moniz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Holland
Ricardo Moniz age 51 - Ricardo Moniz is a Dutch football coach and former football player. Moniz is currently manager of Notts County.

Robert Lijesen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Holland
Robert Lijesen age 30 - Robert Lijesen is a Dutch Swimmer, who is specialized in the 50 and 100 m freestyle. He is currently trained by former world champion Marcel Wouda at the same club as multiple olympic champion ...more

Rimko Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Holland
Rimko Haanstra age 68 - Rimko Haanstra is a film director and a film editor.

Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Holland
Kirk Cousins age 28 - Kirk Daniel Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State University, where he was the ...more

Teun Kuilboer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Holland
Teun Kuilboer age 33 - Teun Kuilboer is an actor.