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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Universiteit van Amsterdam and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Universiteit van Amsterdam, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Universiteit van Amsterdam include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Universiteit van Amsterdam alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Universiteit van Amsterdam are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Universiteit van Amsterdam.

List contains graduates like Famke Janssen and Pim Fortuyn.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Universiteit van Amsterdam?” and “Which celebrities are Universiteit van Amsterdam alumni?”

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Famke Janssen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter 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

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Pim Fortuyn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Professor, Author Wilhelmus Simon Petrus Fortuijn, known as Pim Fortuyn, was a Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author and professor who formed his own party, Pim Fortuyn List in 2002. Fortuyn ...more

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André Kuipers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Astronaut, Physician André Kuipers is a Dutch physician and ESA astronaut. He became the second Dutch citizen, third Dutch-born and fifth Dutch-speaking astronaut upon launch of Soyuz TMA-4 on 19 April 2004. ...more

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Aletta Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Physician Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs, better known as Aletta Jacobs was the first woman to complete a university course in the Netherlands and the first female physician. She was born to a Jewish ...more

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Magda van Tilburg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Illustrator Magda van Tilburg is an illustrator.

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Ronald Plasterk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Biologist, Politician, Professor Ronald Hans Anton Plasterk is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He is the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations since November 5, 2012 in the Cabinet Rutte II. He was Minister of ...more

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Thijs van Leer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Flautist, Composer, Organist Thijs van Leer is a Dutch musician, singer and composer, best known for heading the Dutch progressive rock band, Focus, as primary vocalist, Hammond organ player, and flautist. He also yodels ...more

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Pat LaMarche is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Social activist, Teacher Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche is an American political figure and activist with the Green Party of the United States; she was the party's vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 U.S. ...more

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Guido van Rossum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Programmer, Systems Programmer, Computer scientist 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

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Jasper Kamperman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Software Architect

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Frits Bolkestein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein 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 16 January 1978, ...more

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Joris Luyendijk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Author Joris Luyendijk is a Dutch non-fiction author, news correspondent, and talk show host.

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Ernst Hirsch Ballin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Professor, Civil servant Ernst Maurits Henricus Hirsch Ballin is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. Hirsch Ballin served as Minister of Justice and Minister for Suriname and Netherlands Antilles ...more

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J. Slauerhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Physician Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, who published as J. Slauerhoff, was a Dutch poet and novelist. He is considered one of the most important Dutch language writers.

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Geert Lovink is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Professor Geert Lovink is a Research Professor of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and a Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School. From 2004-2013 he was an Associate ...more

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Gijsbert van Tienhoven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Professor Gijsbert van Tienhoven was a liberal Dutch politician who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 21 August 1891 until 8 May 1894. He was also mayor of Amsterdam from 1880 to 1891.

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Wim Duisenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Economist, Financier Willem Frederik "Wim" Duisenberg was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He was the first President of the European Central Bank from 1 July 1998 until 31 October 2003. He was ...more

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Hans Vonk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Conductor, Teacher Hans Vonk was a Dutch conductor.

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Hedy d'Ancona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Sociologist, Politician Hedwig d'Ancona is a Dutch politician, geographer and sociologist.

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Els Borst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Physician Else "Els" Borst-Eilers was a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 party. She served as Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport from 22 August 1994 until 22 July 2002 in the Cabinets Kok ...more

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Hendrik Lenstra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Mathematician Hendrik Willem Lenstra Jr. is a Dutch mathematician.

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Henri Theil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Economist Henri Theil was a Dutch econometrician, Professor at the Netherlands School of Economics in Rotterdam, known for his contributions to the field of econometrics.

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Frits Zernike is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Frits Zernike was a Dutch physicist and winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1953 for his invention of the phase contrast microscope, an instrument that permits the study of internal cell ...more

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Arjen van der Kieft is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Athlete, Speed Skater Arjen van der Kieft is a Dutch long-distance speed skater. He competed for the Netherlands at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the Men's 10000 m, where he finished 9th.

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Hans Hoogervorst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician Hans Hoogervorst is a Dutch political and business figure. He is chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board.

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Bartel Leendert van der Waerde... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Mathematician Bartel Leendert van der Waerden was a Dutch mathematician and historian of mathematics.

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Hans Wiegel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Columnist, Politician, Political Science Hans Wiegel is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He became a Member of the House of Representatives on 18 April 1967. When the Leader of the People's ...more

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Bert Broer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Lambertus Johannes Folkert "Bert" Broer was a Dutch physicist and mathematician.

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Guusje ter Horst is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Psychologist, Civil servant Guus ter Horst is a Dutch politician of the Dutch Labour Party. Since 7 June 2011 she has been a member of the Senate. From 22 February 2007 till 23 February 2010 she was Minister of the ...more

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Hans Dijkstal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Financial adviser, Teacher Henri Frans "Hans" Dijkstal was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from November 11, 1982 until ...more

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Joop den Uyl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Economist Johannes Marten den Uijl, known as Joop den Uyl was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 11 May 1973 until 19 December 1977. Den Uyl ...more

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Lodewijk Asscher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Professor, Jurist Lodewijk Frans Asscher is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He has been the Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment in the Cabinet Rutte II ...more

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Tim Krabbé is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Professional Chess Player, Journalist, Novelist Tim Krabbé is a Dutch journalist and novelist. Krabbé was born in Amsterdam. His writing has appeared in most major periodicals in the Netherlands. He is known to Dutch readers for ...more

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Willem Jacob Luyten is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Astronomer Willem Jacob Luyten was a Dutch-American astronomer.

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Hans Koning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Writer Hans Koning, author of over 40 fiction and non-fiction books, was also a prolific journalist, contributing for almost 60 years to many periodicals including The New York Times, International ...more

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Joseph Luns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant Joseph Marie Antoine Hubert Luns was a Dutch politician and diplomat of the defunct Catholic People's Party, now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal. He was the longest-serving Dutch ...more

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Marietje Schaake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician Marietje Schaake is a Dutch politician. She is a member of Democrats 66 and has been a Member of the European Parliament with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party since July

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Etty Hillesum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Writer Esther "Etty" Hillesum was a Jewish woman whose letters and diaries, kept between 1941 and 1943, describe life in Amsterdam during the German occupation. They were published

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Harry van Bommel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician Henricus van Bommel is a Dutch politician, anti-globalization activist and former educator. As a member of the Socialist Party he has been an MP since May 19, 1998. He focuses on matters of ...more

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L. E. J. Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Mathematician, Philosopher Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer ForMemRS, usually cited as L. E. J. Brouwer but known to his friends as Bertus, was a Dutch mathematician and philosopher, a graduate of the University of Amsterdam, ...more

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Jacqueline Cramer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Professor Jacqueline Marian Cramer was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment in the Fourth Balkenende cabinet for the PvdA. Previously she was a professor of sustainable ...more

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Mark Vanderloo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Model, Actor Mark Vanderloo is a Dutch model. At age 22, Vanderloo entered the University of Amsterdam to study history. He began modeling after accompanying a model girlfriend to a photoshoot. Vanderloo has ...more

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Max Euwe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Mathematician Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, and author. He was the fifth player to become World Chess Champion. Euwe also served as President of FIDE, the ...more

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Christiaan Eijkman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Physician Christiaan Eijkman was a Dutch physician and professor of physiology whose demonstration that beriberi is caused by poor diet led to the discovery of vitamins. Together with Sir Frederick ...more

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Hanna Verboom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Model, Actor, Artist Hanna Verboom is a Dutch actress. She was born in Belgium. Verboom spent her early childhood in the African nations of Kenya and Sudan. After moving to the Netherlands, Verboom worked as a model ...more

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Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Mathematician Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn was a Dutch mathematician and Emeritus Professor of mathematics at the Eindhoven University of Technology, noted for his many contributions in the fields of analysis, ...more

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Ed van Thijn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Politician, Author, Civil servant Eduard "Ed" van Thijn is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from 23 February 1967 until 11 September 1981. When Joop ...more

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Maarten van der Poel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Maarten van der Poel

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Willem Johannes Leyds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Willem Johannes Leyds Lawyer, Teacher Willem Johannes Leyds was a Dutch lawyer and statesman, who made a career as State Attorney and State Secretary of the South African Republic. From 1898 to 1902, during the crucial period of the ...more

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Tim Jenniskens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Universiteit Van Amsterdam Alumni
Tim Jenniskens Field Hockey player Tim Jenniskens is a Dutch field hockey player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Netherlands national field hockey team in the men's tournament.