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Famous People From Netherlands

Updated June 8, 2017 38.1k views1.0k items

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.
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  • BirthplaceAmstelveen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderFemale

    Famke Beumer Janssen (Dutch: [ˈfɑmkə ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born c. 1964) is a Dutch actress, director,...  more

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  • BirthplaceNijmegen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (January 26, 1955 - October 6, 2020) was a Dutch-American musician,...  more

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  • Theo van Gogh

    Dec. at 47 (1957-2004)

    BirthplaceThe Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a...  more

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  • Mata Hari

    Dec. at 41 (1876-1917)

    BirthplaceLeeuwarden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderFemale

    Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better...  more

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  • BirthplaceNetherlands

    GenderMale

    Guido van Rossum (Dutch: [ˈɣido vɑn ˈrɔsʏm, -səm]; born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer...  more
  • Christiaan Huygens

    Dec. at 66 (1629-1695)

    BirthplaceThe Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Christiaan Huygens ( HY-gənz, also US: HOY-gənz, Dutch: [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈɦœyɣə(n)s] (listen);...  more

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  • Henri Nouwen

    Dec. at 64 (1932-1996)

    BirthplaceNijkerk, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (January 24, 1932 – September 21, 1996) was a Dutch Catholic...  more
  • Johan de Witt

    Dec. at 47 (1625-1672)

    BirthplaceDordrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Johan de Witt (24 September 1625 – 20 August 1672) was a Dutch statesman and a major political...  more
  • Nina Foch

    Dec. at 84 (1924-2008)

    BirthplaceLeiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderFemale

    Nina Foch (; born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch...  more
  • Wilhelmina Cooper

    Dec. at 41 (1939-1980)

    BirthplaceCulemborg, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderFemale

    Wilhelmina Gertrud Frieda Cooper (née Behmenburg; 1 May 1939 – 1 March 1980) was a...  more

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  • Olivier van Noort

    Dec. at 69 (1558-1627)

    BirthplaceUtrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Olivier van Noort (1558 – 22 February 1627) was a Dutch merchant captain and the first...  more
  • Albert Mol

    Dec. at 87 (1917-2004)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Albert Mol (3 January 1917 – 9 March 2004) was a Dutch author, actor and television...  more
  • Cornelis de Witt

    Dec. at 49 (1623-1672)

    BirthplaceDordrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Cornelis de Witt (pronunciation ) (15 June 1623 – 20 August 1672) was a Dutch politician....  more
  • BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈlʏbərs] (listen); 7 May...  more
  • Grinling Gibbons

    Dec. at 73 (1648-1721)

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Grinling Gibbons (4 April 1648 – 3 August 1721) was an English sculptor and wood carver known...  more
  • Corrie ten Boom

    Dec. at 91 (1892-1983)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    GenderFemale

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

    Dec. at 57 (1748-1805)

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Dirk Langendijk (Rotterdam, 8 March 1748 – Rotterdam, 15 December 1805), written as Langendyk...  more
  • Meindert Hobbema

    Dec. at 71 (1638-1709)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

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

    Dec. at 42 (1585-1627)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

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

    Dec. at 63 (1795-1858)

    BirthplaceDordrecht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Ary Scheffer (10 February 1795 – 15 June 1858) was a Dutch-French Romantic painter. He was...  more
  • Hans van Mierlo

    Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

    BirthplaceBreda, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Henricus Antonius Franciscus Maria Oliva "Hans" van Mierlo (Dutch pronunciation: ['hans fan...  more
  • Fons Rademakers

    Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)

    BirthplaceRoosendaal, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Alphonse Marie "Fons" Rademakers (5 September 1920 – 22 February 2007) was a Dutch actor, film...  more
  • Jetta Goudal

    Dec. at 94 (1891-1985)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    GenderFemale

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

    Dec. at 102 (1886-1988)

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Willem Drees Sr. (Dutch pronunciation ; 5 July 1886 – 14 May 1988) was a Dutch statesman and...  more
  • BirthplaceLeiden, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a Dutch DJ, record producer...  more

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