Famous Dutch - Dutch Celebrities

Did you know Vincent Van Gogh, the most influential twentieth century painter, was a Dutch? Did you know that Erasmus, a dominant figure in early humanist movement, was also born in Netherlands? Do you know that the highest international scorer in soccer in 2012-13 seasons, Robin Van Persie was from Netherlands too? Netherlands too, like many other nations in the world has produced some superlative talents and minds who have shaped the country's future and its standing in the world with their immeasurable contributions. Painters, explorers, anti-war activists, soccer players, linguists, scientists, dancers, physiologists and more — the Dutch have stamped their excellence in diverse fields with élan. These are the famous Dutch men and women to whom the world will stay indebted always for their exemplary greatness. We learn all about the lives and deeds of the famous Dutch people in their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts captured in their awe-inspiring biographies below.

Find out more about the greatest Dutch people, including Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Martin Garrix, Mata Hari and Arjen Robben.

The Most Famous Dutch

Romee StrijdJuly 19, 1995DutchRomee Strijd is a Dutch model, also known as a 'Victoria's Secret Angel.'
Nisrina SbiaFebruary 1, 1999DutchNisrina Sbia is a social media influencer and model who rose to fame and has made it big on Instagram
Frank RijkaardSeptember 30, 1962DutchFrank Rijkaard is a retired Dutch footballer often regarded as one of the greatest defensive midfielders
Jelle Van VuchtOctober 14, 1996DutchJelle Van Vucht is a Dutch YouTube star and gamer
Badr HariDecember 8, 1984DutchBadr Hari is a Moroccan-Dutch super heavyweight kickboxer
Kyra SmithApril 7, 2003DutchKyra Smith is a Dutch TV actress who appeared in the series ‘Hunter Street’
Yaron VersanoJune 23, 1975IsraeliYaron Versano is a real-estate developer who is married to actress Gal Gadot
Marco van BastenOctober 31, 1964DutchMarco van Basten is a former Dutch footballer and football administrator
Twan KuyperFebruary 19, 1995DutchTwan Kuyper is a famous Dutch YouTube & Vine star
Charlene de Carvalho-HeinekenJune 30, 1954Dutch, BritishCharlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch-English businesswoman
King Willem-Alexander

King Willem-Alexander

King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands is the second-youngest monarch in Europe after Felipe VI of Spain

DutchApril 27, 1967125 views

Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch was a famous Dutch/Netherlandish painter and draftsman who lived during the Middle Ages

Dutch1450107 views

Twan Kuyper

Twan Kuyper is a famous Dutch YouTube & Vine star

DutchFebruary 19, 1995485 views

Cindy Kimberly

Cindy Kimberly is a Dutch Instagram star, model and popular social media personality

DutchNovember 16, 1998179 views

Paul J. Crutzen

Paul Jozef Crutzen is a Dutch atmospheric chemist, well-known for his work on ozone depletion and global warming

DutchDecember 3, 1933140 views

Gerard ’t Hooft

Gerard 't Hooft is a Dutch theoretical physicist who won a share of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics

DutchJuly 5, 194690 views

Martinus J. G. Veltman

Martinus J

DutchJune 27, 1931174 views

Frits Zernike

Fritz Zernike, also known as Fredrik Zernike, was a Dutch mathematician and physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1953

DutchJuly 16, 188893 views

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes was a Dutch physicist who won Nobel Prize in 1913

DutchSeptember 21, 1853176 views

Nikolaas Tinbergen

Nikolaas Tinbergen was a Dutch biologist known for his discoveries concerning social behavior patterns in animals

DutchApril 15, 1907155 views