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

People on this list include Willebrord Snellius and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

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

Famke Janssen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
age 53 Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on ...more

Eddie Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
age 64 Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band ...more

Theo van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 47 (1957-2004) Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh was a Dutch film director, film producer, columnist, author and actor. Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali to produce ...more

Mata Hari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 41 (1876-1917) Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing ...more

Guido van Rossum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
age 63 Guido van Rossum is a Dutch computer programmer who is best known as the author of the Python programming language. In the Python community, Van Rossum is known as a "Benevolent Dictator ...more

Christiaan Huygens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 66 (1629-1695) Christiaan Huygens, FRS was a prominent Dutch mathematician and scientist. He is known particularly as an astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist. Huygens was a leading scientist of ...more

Henri Nouwen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 64 (1932-1996) Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen, was a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor and writer. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and ...more

Johan de Witt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
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

Nina Foch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 84 (1924-2008) Nina Foch was a Dutch-born American actress and leading lady in films from the 1940s to the 1950s as well as a guest star on numerous television shows from the 1950s to 2007. She received an ...more

Wilhelmina Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 41 (1939-1980) Wilhelmina Cooper was a Dutch model who began with Ford Models and, at the peak of her success, founded her own agency, Wilhelmina Models, in New York City in 1967.

Olivier van Noort is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 69 (1558-1627) Olivier van Noort was the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. Olivier van Noort was born in 1558 in Utrecht. He left Rotterdam on 2 July 1598 with four ships and a plan to attack Spanish ...more

Albert Mol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 87 (1917-2004) Albert Mol was a popular Dutch author, actor and television personality.

Cornelis de Witt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
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

Ruud Lubbers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
age 79 Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 November 1982 until 22 ...more

Grinling Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 73 (1648-1721) Grinling Gibbons was a Dutch-British sculptor and wood carver known for his work in England, including Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and other London churches, ...more

Corrie ten Boom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
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

Dirk Langendijk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 57 (1748-1805) Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805) was a Dutch draftsman and painter.

Meindert Hobbema is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 71 (1638-1709) Meindert Hobbema, was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.

Werner van den Valckert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 42 (1585-1627) Werner van den Valckert was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

Ary Scheffer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 63 (1795-1858) Ary Scheffer, was a Dutch-French Romantic painter.

Hans van Mierlo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 79 (1931-2010) Henricus Antonius Franciscus Maria Oliva "Hans" van Mierlo was a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66. In 1966 Van Mierlo together with Hans Gruijters founded the Democrats 66. He ...more

Fons Rademakers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
Dec. at 87 (1920-2007) Fons Rademakers was a Dutch filmmaker and actor. His 1960 film Makkers Staakt uw Wild Geraas was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Award. ...more

Jetta Goudal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
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) 24 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
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

Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Netherlands
age 42 Armin van Buuren is a Dutch trance music producer, DJ and radio personality. Since 2001, Van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which has 20 million weekly listeners ...more