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List of famous writers from Netherlands, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Netherlands is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Dutch writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Netherlands and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List writers range from Willem Marinus Dudok to Pieter Zeeman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Dutch writers?" and "Which writers are from Netherlands?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Netherlands in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Netherlands, but they're all of Netherlands descent.

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Janwillem van de Wetering is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Janwillem van de Wetering Died at 77 (1931-2008)

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A. C. Baantjer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
A. C. Baantjer Died at 87 (1923-2010)

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Rembrandt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Rembrandt Died at 63 (1606-1669)

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Ian Buruma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Ian Buruma age 66

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John Gabriel Stedman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
John Gabriel Stedman Died at 53 (1744-1797)

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Michel Faber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Michel Faber age 57

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Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Anne Frank Died at 16 (1929-1945)

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Vincent van Gogh Died at 37 (1853-1890)

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Famke Janssen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Famke Janssen age 52

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Dick Bruna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Dick Bruna age 90

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Paul Cox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Paul Cox age 77

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Cornelis Vreeswijk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Cornelis Vreeswijk Died at 50 (1937-1987)

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Paul Verhoeven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Harry Mulisch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Harry Mulisch Died at 83 (1927-2010)

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Jan de Bont is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Jan de Bont age 74

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Leo Lionni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Leo Lionni Died at 89 (1910-1999)

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Eddie Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Steve McQueen age 48

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Bert Haanstra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Bert Haanstra Died at 81 (1916-1997)

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Joris Ivens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Joris Ivens Died at 91 (1898-1989)

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Cees Nooteboom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Fons Rademakers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Fons Rademakers Died at 87 (1920-2007)

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Hella Haasse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Hella Haasse Died at 93 (1918-2011)

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Rolf de Heer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Rolf de Heer age 66

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Theo van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Theo van Gogh Died at 47 (1957-2004)

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Johan van der Keuken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Johan van der Keuken Died at 63 (1938-2001)

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Hany Abu-Assad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Hendrik Willem van Loon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Hendrik Willem van Loon Died at 62 (1882-1944)

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Anton Corbijn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Anton Corbijn age 62

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Rem Koolhaas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Rem Koolhaas age 73

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Miep Gies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Miep Gies Died at 101 (1909-2010)

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Dick Maas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Dick Maas age 66

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Max Velthuijs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Max Velthuijs Died at 82 (1923-2005)

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Meindert DeJong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Meindert DeJong Died at 85 (1906-1991)

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Alex Benno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Alex Benno Died at 80 (1872-1952)

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Abraham Pais is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Abraham Pais Died at 82 (1918-2000)

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Pieter Jan Brugge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Menno Meyjes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Menno Meyjes age 63

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Leonard Retel Helmrich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Alex van Warmerdam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Eric de Kuyper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Jan de Hartog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Jan de Hartog Died at 88 (1914-2002)

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Cornelis Drebbel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Cornelis Drebbel Died at 61 (1572-1633)

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Robert van Gulik is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Robert van Gulik Died at 57 (1910-1967)

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Guido Pieters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Guido Pieters age 69

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Paul Driessen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Paul Driessen age 77

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Mohamed Al-Daradji is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands

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Hugo Grotius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Netherlands
Hugo Grotius Died at 62 (1583-1645)