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List of notable or famous screenwriters from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in the Netherlands and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from the Netherlands is included when available.

List people range from Paul Verhoeven to André van Duin.

This historic screenwriters from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from the Netherlands?" These prominent screenwriters of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch screenwriters.

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A. Viruly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
A. Viruly Died at 81 (1905-1986) A. Viruly was a screenwriter.

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Albert Van Helden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Albert Van Helden age 78 Albert Van Helden is a screenwriter.

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Alex Benno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Alex Benno Died at 80 (1872-1952) Alex Benno was a Dutch film actor, screenwriter and director of the silent era. He appeared in 15 films between 1913 and 1920.

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Alex van Warmerdam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Alex van Warmerdam age 65 Alex van Warmerdam is a Dutch screenwriter, film director, and actor. He is also a painter.

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André van Duin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
André van Duin age 71 André van Duin is a Dutch actor, singer, writer and creator of television programs.

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Ate de Jong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Ate de Jong age 65 Ate de Jong is a Dutch film director. He is best known as the producer of The Discovery of Heaven, nominated for a Golden Calf award, and Het Bombardement.

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Bernie IJdis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Bernie IJdis age 73 Bernie IJdis is a film director and screenwriter.

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Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Bert Haanstra Died at 81 (1916-1997) Albert 'Bert' Haanstra was a Dutch film director of films and documentaries. His documentary Glass won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959. His feature film Fanfare was the ...more

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Burny Bos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Burny Bos age 74 Burny Bos is a film and television producer, actor, screenwriter and radio personality.

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Chiem van Houweninge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Chiem van Houweninge age 77 Chiem van Houweninge is a screenwriter, a producer and an actor.

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Claire Pijman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Claire Pijman age 52 Claire Pijman is a cinematographer, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.

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Clara van Gool is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Clara van Gool age 56 Clara van Gool is a film director and screenwriter.

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Cor Hermus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Cor Hermus Died at 64 (1889-1953) Cor Hermus was an actor and a screenwriter.

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Danniel Danniel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Danniel Danniel age 68 Danniel Danniel is an award winning Israeli film director, screenwriter and film editor living in the Netherlands since at least 1980. He graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television ...more

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David Lammers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
David Lammers age 46 David Lammers is a screenwriter,film and television director.

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David Verbeek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
David Verbeek age 38 David Verbeek is a film director, screenwriter, film editor and photographer.

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Dennis van de Ven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Dennis van de Ven age 45 Dennis van de Ven is an actor, screenwriter, television producer, singer, comedian and film director.

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Dick Laan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Dick Laan Died at 79 (1894-1973) Dick Laan was a Dutch children's writer and film pioneer. He is best known for his Pinkeltje series.

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Dick Maas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Dick Maas age 66 Dick Maas is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, film producer and film composer. Maas achieved notoriety after the success of his music videos for the Dutch band Golden Earring, including ...more

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Digna Sinke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Digna Sinke age 68 Digna Sinke is a Dutch film director, producer and screenwriter. She has directed 13 films since 1972. Her 1984 film De stille Oceaan was entered into the 34th Berlin International Film

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Edwin de Vries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Edwin de Vries age 68 Edwin de Vries is a film director, an actor and a screenwriter.

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Erik van Zuylen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Erik van Zuylen age 75 Erik van Zuylen is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Ernst Winar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Ernst Winar Died at 84 (1894-1978) Ernst Winar was a Dutch actor and film director. He appeared in 34 films between 1916 and 1955. He also directed 14 films between 1922 and 1955.

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Esther Rots is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Esther Rots age 45 Esther Rots is a screenwriter, film director, film editor and film producer.

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Felix Thijssen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Felix Thijssen age 84 Felix Thijssen is a Dutch author of crime novels, science fiction novels and books for children. He now lives in France. In 1999 he won the "Gouden Strop", prize for the best Dutch ...more

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Femke van Velzen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Femke van Velzen age 37 Femke van Velzen is a film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Femke Wolting is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Femke Wolting age 47 Femke Wolting is a Dutch independent new media producer.

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Fons Rademakers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Fons Rademakers Died 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

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Francisca Toetenel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Francisca Toetenel age 40 Francisca Toetenel is a director, screenwriter and a film editor.

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Frank Ketelaar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Frank Ketelaar age 57 Frank Ketelaar is a film actor, screenwriter and television director.

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Frans van de Staak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Frans van de Staak Died at 58 (1943-2001) Frans van de Staak was a film producer, screenwriter, film director and film editor.

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Freek de Jonge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Freek de Jonge age 73 Frederik "Freek" Jan Georg de Jonge is a Dutch cabaret performer and writer.

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George Sluizer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
George Sluizer Died at 82 (1932-2014) George Sluizer was a Dutch filmmaker whose credits included features as well as documentary films.

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Gerard Soeteman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Gerard Soeteman age 81 Gerard Soeteman is a Dutch screenwriter. He worked together with Paul Verhoeven on several films, such as Turkish Delight and Black Book. He also wrote the screenplay for The Assault, which won ...more

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Guido Pieters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Guido Pieters age 70 Guido Pieters is a Dutch film director. After directing various large Dutch movie projects and successful TV series during the 1980s and early 1990s, Pieters became a productive director in the ...more

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Hans Hylkema is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Hans Hylkema age 72 Hans Hylkema is a film director and screenwriter.

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Hany Abu-Assad is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Hany Abu-Assad age 56 Hany Abu-Assad is a Dutch-Palestinian film director. He has received two Academy Award nominations: in 2006 for his film Paradise Now, and again in 2013, at the 86th Awards for his film Omar.

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Heddy Honigmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Heddy Honigmann age 66 Heddy Honigmann is a Peruvian-born Dutch director of fictional and documentary films. Heddy Honigmann was born on 1 October 1951 in Lima, Peru to Polish Jewish immigrants. She has spent most of ...more

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Henk Rigters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Henk Rigters Died at 86 (1915-2001) Henk Rigters was an actor, a film director and screenwriter.

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Henk van der Linden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Henk van der Linden age 92 Henk van der Linden is a film director, screenwriter, film cinematographer, film producer, film editor, production designer and an actor.

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Herman Bouber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Herman Bouber Died at 78 (1885-1963) Herman Bouber, born Hermanus Blom was a Dutch actor, screenwriter and playwright. He was married to the actress Aaf Bouber.

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Herman Heijermans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Herman Heijermans Died at 60 (1864-1924) Herman Heijermans, was a Dutch writer. Heijermans was born in Rotterdam, into a liberal Jewish family, the fifth of the 11 children of Herman Heijermans Sr. and Matilda Moses Spiers. In the ...more

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Ilse Somers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Ilse Somers Ilse Somers is a film screenwriter and director.

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Ilse van Velzen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Ilse van Velzen age 37 Ilse van Velzen is a film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Ineke Houtman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Ineke Houtman age 62 Ineke Houtman is a film director and writer.

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Israël Querido is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Israël Querido Died at 60 (1872-1932)

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Jaap Speyer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Jaap Speyer Died at 61 (1891-1952) Jaap Speyer was a Dutch film director.

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Jaap van de Merwe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Jaap van de Merwe Died at 65 (1924-1989) Jaap van de Merwe is an actor and a screenwriter.

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Jaap Van der Poll is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Jaap Van der Poll Died at 88 (1889-1977) Jaap Van der Poll was an actor and screenwriter.

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Jaap Van Heusden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from the Netherlands
Jaap Van Heusden age 39 Jaap van Heusden is a film director and screenwriter.