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List of famous politicians from Netherlands, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Dutch politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Dutch politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Netherlands and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Netherlands, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Ab Klink is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 60 Abraham Klink is a former Dutch politician of Christian Democratic Appeal. He was Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet. He is since 2011 part-time professor at ...more

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Abraham Kuyper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 83 (1837-1920) Abraham Kuijper, generally known as Abraham Kuyper, was a Dutch journalist, statesman and Neo-Calvinist theologian. He was a master organizer. He founded a new church, a newspaper, the Free ...more

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Adriaan Pauw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 68 (1585-1653) Adriaan Pauw, knight, heer van Heemstede, Bennebroek, Nieuwerkerk etc. was Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1631 to 1636 and from 1651 to 1653.

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Adriaan Valckenier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Adriaan Valckenier Died at 56 (1695-1751) Adriaan Valckenier was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1737 to 1741. Mainly remembered for his involvement in the 1740 Batavia massacre, Valckenier later died in a prison in

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Agnes Kant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 51 Agnes Catharina Kant is a retired Dutch politician of the Socialist Party. She was an MP from 1998 to 2010. She was also the parliamentary leader in the House of Representatives from 20 June ...more

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Agnes van Ardenne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 68 Anna Maria Agnes van Ardenne-van der Hoeven is a former Dutch politician and diplomat.

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Ahmed Marcouch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Ahmed Marcouch age 49 Ahmed Marcouch is a Dutch politician and former police officer, civil servant and educator. As a member of the Dutch Labour Party he has been an MP since June 17, 2010. He focuses on matters of ...more

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Albert Burgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 54 (1593-1647) Albert Coenraadsz. Burgh was a Dutch physician who was mayor of Amsterdam and a councillor in the Admiralty of Amsterdam.

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Albert Jan Maat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Albert Jan Maat age 65 Albert Jan Maat is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal, which is part of the European People's Party, and sits on the ...more

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Albertus Jacobus Duymaer van T... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Albertus Jacobus Duymaer van Twist Died at 78 (1809-1887) Albertus Jacobus Duymaer van Twist was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1851 to 1856.

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Alexander Pechtold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 53 Alexander Pechtold is a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 party. He has been a Member of the House of Representatives since 30 November 2006 and the Parliamentary leader of the Democrats 66 ...more

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Alexander Willem Frederik Iden... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Alexander Willem Frederik Idenburg Died at 74 (1861-1935) Alexander Willem Frederik Idenburg was a Dutch politician of the Anti Revolutionary Party who served as Governor-General of Suriname and later the Dutch East Indies.

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Alfred Vierling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Alfred Vierling age 69 Drs. Alfred Vierling is a Dutch politician, who was active in the 1980s in the nationalist Centre Party for which he won 135.000 votes during the European elections in 1984 and Centre Democrats ...more

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André Hazes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 53 (1951-2004) André Gerardus Hazes was a Dutch singer in a genre called levenslied, popular music about everyday life sung in the Dutch language. André Hazes was one of the most successful ...more

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André Rouvoet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 56 André Rouvoet is a former Dutch politician of the ChristianUnion. First as a member of the RPF until the party merged with the Reformed Political League to form the ChristianUnion. He ...more

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Andries Bicker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 66 (1586-1652) Andries Bicker was a wealthy merchant on Moscovia, a member of the vroedschap, the leader of the Arminians, an administrator of the VOC, representative of the States-General of the Netherlands ...more

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Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graef... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 85 (1872-1957) Jonkheer Andries Cornelis Dirk de Graeff was a Governor General of Dutch East Indies and a Dutch minister for foreign affairs.

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Andries de Graeff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 67 (1611-1678) Free Imperial Knight Andries de Graeff was a very powerful member of the Amsterdam branch of the De Graeff - family during the Dutch Golden Age. He became a mayor of Amsterdam and a powerful ...more

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Andries de Witt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Andries de Witt Died at 64 (1573-1637) Andries de Witt was Grand Pensionary of Holland between 1619 and 1621. He was the successor of Johan van Oldebarnevelt, who had been executed in 1619. Andries de Witt was a member of the old ...more

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Anja Meulenbelt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Anja Meulenbelt age 73 Anja Henriëtte Meulenbelt is a Dutch writer and former politician of the Socialist Party. She was a Senator from 2003 to 2011. In August 2014, Meulenbelt terminated her membership of the ...more

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Ank Bijleveld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Ank Bijleveld age 56 Anna Theodora Bernardina “Ank” Bijleveld-Schouten is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. She has been the King's Commissioner of Overijssel since 1 January 2011.

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Annemarie Jorritsma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Annemarie Jorritsma age 68 Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. She is the Mayor of Almere since 16 August 2003.

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Anthonie Duyck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 69 (1560-1629) Anthonie Duyck was Grand Pensionary of Holland between 1621 and 1629.

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Anthonie Heinsius is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Anthonie Heinsius Died at 79 (1641-1720) Anthonie Heinsius was a Dutch statesman who served as Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1689 to his death in 1720.

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Anthonie van der Heim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Anthonie van der Heim Died at 53 (1693-1746) Anthonie van der Heim was Grand Pensionary of Holland from April 4, 1737 to July 17, 1746.

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Anthony van Diemen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 52 (1593-1645) Anthony van Diemen was a Dutch colonial governor. He was born in Culemborg in the Netherlands, the son of Meeus Anthonisz van Diemen and Christina Hoevenaar. In 1616 he moved to Amsterdam, in ...more

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Anton Mussert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 52 (1894-1946) Anton Adriaan Mussert was one of the founders of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands and its formal leader. As such, he was the most prominent national socialist in the ...more

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Anton Reinhard Falck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Anton Reinhard Falck Died at 66 (1777-1843) Anton Reinhard Falck was a Dutch statesman. He studied at the University of Leiden, and entered the Dutch diplomat service, being appointed to the legation at Madrid, Spain. Under King Louis ...more

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Arie Slob is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 57 Arie Slob is a Dutch politician and former history teacher. He has been a member of the Dutch House of Representatives for the ChristianUnion party since November 19, 2002. Since April 28, 2011 ...more

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Atzo Nicolaï is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Atzo Nicolaï age 58 Atzo Nicolaï is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as a member of the House of Representatives from May 19, 1998 until July 22, 2002 when ...more

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 49 Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born American activist, writer, and politician. She is known for her views critical of female genital mutilation and Islam and supportive of women's rights and ...more

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Barend Biesheuvel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 81 (1920-2001) Barend Willem Biesheuvel was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti Revolutionary Party now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from July ...more

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Barry Madlener is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 49 Barry Madlener is a Dutch politician of the Party for Freedom. He was the Parliamentary leader of the Party for Freedom in the European Parliament from July 14, 2009 to September 20, 2012. He ...more

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Bas Eickhout is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Bas Eickhout age 42 Bas Eickhout is a Dutch politician for the GreenLeft. He was elected to the European Parliament in the 2009 election.

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Bas van der Vlies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 76 Bastiaan Johannis "Bas" van der Vlies is a retired Dutch politician of the Reformed Political Party. He was an MP from 10 June 1981 to 17 June 2010. He was also both Parliamentary ...more

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Beatrix of the Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 80 Princess Beatrix reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013. Princess Beatrix is the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard of ...more

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Ben Bot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 81 Bernard Rudolf "Ben" Bot is a Dutch diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 3 December 2003 until 22 February 2007 in the Cabinets ...more

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Ben Komproe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Ben Komproe Died at 62 (1942-2004) Benard Komproe was Minister of Justice for the Netherlands Antilles. He also served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles for a few months in 2003. Komproe was a member of the local ...more

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Benk Korthals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Benk Korthals age 74 Albert Hendrik "Benk" Korthals is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He was the Party chair of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from 22 May ...more

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Bernt Schneiders is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Bernt Schneiders age 59 Bernard Bram "Bernt" Schneiders is a Dutch politician who is a member of the Partij van de Arbeid and the current mayor of Haarlem.

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Bert Doorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Bert Doorn age 69 Bert Doorn is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal, which is part of the European People's Party, and sits on the European ...more

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Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge Died at 79 (1875-1954) Bonifacius Cornelis de Jonge was a Dutch politician. He was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies in 1931–1936.

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Boris Dittrich is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 63 Boris Ottokar Dittrich is a human rights activist and a former Dutch politician and writer. Dittrich's father came to the Netherlands as a political asylum seeker from Czechoslovakia in 1948, he ...more

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Boris van der Ham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 45 Boris van der Ham is a Dutch writer, humanist, former politician and actor. On May 23, 2002, he became a member of the Dutch House of Representatives for Democrats 66, a social liberal party. ...more

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Britta Böhler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 58 Britta Böhler is a lawyer in international law and human rights, and a member of the Dutch Senate for the GreenLeft Party. She was born in West Germany and became a Dutch citizen to run for ...more

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C. S. W. van Hogendorp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
C. S. W. van Hogendorp Died at 68 (1788-1856) Carel Sirardus Willem graaf van Hogendorp (Patna, 15 August 1788 - Utrecht, 19 January 1856) was a Dutch politician and the 46th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1840 – 1841).

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Camiel Eurlings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
age 45 Camiel Martinus Petrus Stephanus Eurlings is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from May 19, 1998 until July 20, ...more

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Carel Hendrik Ver Huell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Carel Hendrik Ver Huell Died at 81 (1764-1845) Carel Hendrik count Ver Huell was a Dutch, and later French, admiral and statesman. He married Maria Johanna de Bruyn on 22 February 1789 at Hummelo, and had three sons with her.

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Carel Herman Aart van Wijck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Carel Herman Aart van Wijck Died at 74 (1840-1914) Carel Herman Aart van der Wijck (Ambon, 29 March 1840 - Baarn, 8 July 1914) was a Dutch politician and the 59th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (17 Oktober 1893 - 3 Oktober 1899).

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Carel Reyniersz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Netherlands
Died at 49 (1604-1653) Carel Reyniersz was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1650 until 1653. Reyniersz was born in Amsterdam in 1604. He left for the Indies in 1627 as Upperbuyer on the Dutch Coromandel. ...more