Famous People From Netherlands

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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    • Birthplace: Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Famke Beumer Janssen (Dutch: [ˈfɑmkə ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born c. 1964) is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), Jean Grey / Phoenix ...more
    • Birthplace: Nijmegen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (January 26, 1955 - October 6, 2020) was a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer. He was the main songwriter and founder—with brother and drummer Alex Van Halen, ...more
  • Theo van Gogh
    Dec. at 47 (1957-2004)
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
    Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a Dutch film director, film producer, television director, television producer, television presenter, ...more
  • Mata Hari
    Dec. at 41 (1876-1917)
    • Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari (), was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being ...more
    • Birthplace: Netherlands
    Guido van Rossum (Dutch: [ˈɣido vɑn ˈrɔsʏm, -səm]; born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer best known as the author of the Python programming language, for which he was the "Benevolent dictator ...more
  • Christiaan Huygens

    Christiaan Huygens

    Dec. at 66 (1629-1695)
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    Christiaan Huygens ( HY-gənz, also US: HOY-gənz, Dutch: [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈɦœyɣə(n)s] (listen); Latin: Hugenius; 14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695), also spelled Huyghens, was a Dutch physicist, ...more