List of people from Amsterdam

This is a list of notable people from Amsterdam.

Born in Amsterdam

The following were born or adopted in Amsterdam. Some became famous after they moved away.

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E

F

  • Henri Faas (1926–1990)
  • Ina van Faassen (1928–2011)
  • Raymond Fafiani (1983), football player
  • Rik Felderhof (1948)
  • Gino Felixdaal (1990), football player
  • Ruud Feltkamp (1989), actor
  • Kees Fens (1929–2008)
  • Hubert Fermin (1948), actor
  • Ad Fernhout (1946)
  • Dirk Filarski (1885–1964)
  • Barthold Fles, literary agent
  • George Fles, translator and victim of Stalin's Great Purge
  • Melvin Fleur (1982), football player
  • Coen Flink (1932–2000)
  • Joss Flühr (1940), actor
  • Cornelis Fock (1828–1910)
  • Stella Fontaine (1889–1966)
  • Jan Fontijn (1936)
  • Theo Fransman (1928–2007)
  • Lange Frans Frederiks (1980)
  • Herman Frijda (1887–1944)
  • Nelly Frijda (1936), actor
  • Johan Frinsel sr. (1927)
  • Jan Froger ("Bolle Jan")
  • René Froger (1960), singer
  • Laura Fygi (1955)

G

  • Louis van Gaal (1951), football trainer
  • Tess Gaerthé (1991)
  • Bert Garthoff (1913–1997)
  • Jimmy Geduld (1964), actor
  • Jacobine Geel (1963)
  • Jan Willem Gefken (1807–1887)
  • Annemarie van Gelder (1955)
  • Han van Gelder (1923–2012)
  • Jack van Gelder (1950)
  • Tygo Gernandt (1974), actor
  • Winston Gerschtanowitz (1976)
  • Kick Geudeker (1901–1977), football player and sports journalist
  • Thorvald de Geus (1964)
  • Jan van Gilse (1843–1915), politicus
  • Jaap Glasz (1935–2005)
  • Michel Henry Godefroi (1830–1882)
  • Frans Goedhart (1904–1990)
  • Sim Gokkes (1897–1943), composer
  • Jip Golsteijn (1945–2002)
  • Niels Gomperts (1991), actor
  • Leo van der Goot (1950)
  • Mylène Gordinou (1972)
  • Gordon (1968)
  • Henk Gortzak (1908–1989)
  • Carel Goseling (1891–1941)
  • Jasper Gottlieb (1989), actor
  • Marius Gottlieb (1989), actor
  • Jetta Goudal (1891–1985), actor
  • Anneke Goudsmit (1933), politicus
  • Manfred de Graaf (1939), actor
  • Thom de Graaf (1957)
  • Cynthia de Graaff (1975)
  • Glennis Grace (1978)
  • Metta Gramberg (1959), actor
  • Frank de Grave (1955)
  • Serginho Greene (1982), football player
  • Aus Greidanus sr. (1950)
  • Annemarie Grewel (1935–1998)
  • Fred Grim (1965), football player (goalkeeper)
  • Germaine Groenier (1943–2007)
  • Gijs Groenteman (1974)
  • Hanneke Groenteman (1939)
  • Paul van Groningen (1955)
  • Ferry de Groot (1948)
  • Harry de Groot (1920–2004)
  • Jan de Groot (1948)
  • Jim de Groot (1972)
  • Paul de Groot (1899–1986), politicus
  • Frank Groothof (1947), actor
  • Amy Groskamp-ten Have (1887–1956)
  • Robert Jasper Grootveld (1932–2009)
  • Hans Grosheide (1930), politicus
  • Ruud Gullit (1962), football player
  • Henk Guth (1921-2002), artist

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  • Leo Pagano (1920–1999)
  • Max Pam (1946)
  • David Pardo, 17th century rabbi, born in Amsterdam
  • Koene Dirk Parmentier (1904–1948)
  • Ted van der Parre (1955)
  • Ab te Pas (1910–1981), politicus
  • Arie Passchier
  • Robert Paul (1949), entertainer and imitator
  • Pieter Pauw (1564–1617)
  • Vera Pauw (1963), football player and football coach
  • Marcel Peeper (1965), football player
  • Elja Pelgrom (1951–1995), actor
  • Jaap Penraat (1918–2006)
  • Martin Perels (1960–2005), actor (Q & Q)
  • Lily Petersen (1913–2004)
  • Ankie Peypers (1928–2008)
  • Peter Piekos (1918–2000; real name: Pieter Koster)
  • Cindy Pielstroom (1970)
  • Johanna Pieneman (1889–1986)
  • Nicolaas Pierson (1839–1909)
  • Eddy Pieters Graafland (1934), football player (goalkeeper)
  • Heleen Pimentel (1916–2008), actor
  • Menachem Pinkhof (1920–1969)
  • Benjamin Pinto (1980), football player
  • Mitchell Piqué (1979), football player
  • Henk Pleket (1937–2011), singer (de Havenzangers)
  • Glynor Plet (1987), football player
  • Hans Plomp (1944)
  • Jack Plooij (1961)
  • Eddy Poelmann (1950)
  • Rydell Poepon (1987), football player
  • Frans Pointl (1933), writer
  • Andrea van Pol (1962)
  • Clairy Polak (1956)
  • Henri Polak (1868–1943)
  • Willem Polak (1915)
  • Wim Polak (1924–1999)
  • Johan Polet (1894–1971)
  • Willem Gerrit van de Poll (1763–1836)
  • René Ponk (1971), football player (goalkeeper)
  • Sylvain Poons (1896–1985)
  • Henk Poort (1956)
  • Peter Post (1933–2011), cyclist
  • Jan Postma (1895–1944)
  • Beryl van Praag (1969)
  • Chiel van Praag (1949), presentator
  • Jaap van Praag (1910–1987)
  • Marga van Praag (1946)
  • Max van Praag (1913–1991), singer
  • Michael van Praag (1947)
  • Benno Premsela (1920–1997)
  • Gerard Prent (1954)
  • Jacques Presser (1899–1970)
  • Serge Price (1991), actor
  • Karel Prior (1924–1997)
  • Anduele Pryor (1985), football player

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  • Liane Saalborn (1923–1989; born as Zaalborn), actor
  • Ben Sajet (1887–1986)
  • Mady Saks (1941–2006)
  • Jamile Samuel (1992), athlete
  • Jeffrey Sarpong (1988), football player
  • Nico Schaap (1946–2009), actor
  • Alexander Schabracq (1957)
  • Jan Schaefer (1940–1994)
  • Ruben Schaken (1982), football player
  • Dick Scheffer (1929–1986), actor
  • Jules Schelvis (1921–2016), Jewish historian and Holocaust survivor
  • Danny Schenkel (1978), football player
  • Peggy Jane de Schepper (1971), actor
  • Elsje Scherjon (1938), actor
  • Johannes Leendert Scherpenisse (1888–1966)
  • Anton van Schijndel (1960)
  • Bob van Schijndel (1945)
  • Francis David Schimmelpenninck (1854–1924), politicus
  • Gerrit Schimmelpenninck (1794–1863)
  • Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck van Nijenhuis (1821–1893)
  • Luud Schimmelpennink (1935), politicus
  • Don Pepjin Schipper (1980), Dutch EDM DJ
  • Ivo Schöffer (1922–2012)
  • Jan Schokking (1864–1941)
  • Wim Schokking (1900–1960)
  • Bob Scholte (1902–1983), singer
  • Rob Scholte (1958)
  • Gabe Scholten (1921–1997), athlete
  • Judy Schomper (1956)
  • Eegje Schoo (1944)
  • Hendrik Jan Schoo (1945–2007)
  • Thomas Schoorel (1989)
  • Cobi Schreijer (1922–2005)
  • Wim Schuijt (1909–2009)
  • Duifje Schuitenvoerder (1874–1942)
  • Wil Schuurman (1943)
  • Wim Schut (1920–2006)
  • Thérèse Schwartze (1851–1918)
  • Charl Schwietert (1943)
  • Will van Selst (1937–2009)
  • Orlow Seunke (1952)
  • Gerson Sheotahul (1987), football player
  • Hans Sibbel (1958; ook bekend als Lebbis)
  • Willem Sibbelee (1918–1992)
  • Jan Sierhuis (1928)
  • Harry N. Sierman (1927–2007)
  • Ton Sijbrands (1949)
  • Khalid Sinouh (1975)
  • Johan Sirag (1918–2000), actor
  • Jan Six (1857–1926)
  • Pieter Jacob Six (1894–1986)
  • Cornelis Charles Six van Oterleek (1772–1833), politicus
  • Sjaak (1985)
  • Denzel Slager (1993), football player
  • Carry Slee (1949)
  • Philip Slier (1923–1943)
  • Marjolein Sligte (1954), actor
  • Harry Slinger (1949), singer
  • Bert van Slooten (1960)
  • Carel Philip Sluiter (1854–1933)
  • Lies Sluijters (1924–2010), athlete
  • Bob Smalhout (1927)
  • Elie Smalhout (1889–1939)
  • Floortje Smit (1983)
  • Ger Smit (1933–2012)
  • Lisa Smit (1993), actor
  • Els Ingeborg Smits (1944–2011), actor
  • A.L. Snijders (1937), writer
  • Genaro Snijders (1989), football player
  • Johannes Snippendaal (1616–1670)
  • Paul van Soest (1947), actor
  • Ap Sok (1907–2004)
  • Ben Sombogaart (1947)
  • Haya van Someren (1926–1980)
  • Bob Spaak (1917–2011), sports journalist
  • Karin Spaink (1957)
  • Maarten Spanjer (1952)
  • Anna Speller (1984), actor
  • Jan Spiering (1937–1994)
  • Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677)
  • Arno Splinter (1977), football player
  • Ben Springer (1897–1960)
  • Sophie van der Stap (1983), writer
  • Michael Stein (1935–2009), journalist
  • Thérèse Steinmetz (1933), singer and actor
  • Floris Stempel (1877–1910)
  • Ernst Stern (1926–2007)
  • Joop van Stigt (1934–2011), architect
  • Maren Stoffels (1988)
  • Co Stompé (1962)
  • Theodoor Jan Stomps (1885–1973)
  • Benno Stokvis (1901–1977)
  • Tina Strobos (1920–2012), psychiatrist and World War II resistance hero
  • Devika Strooker (1963), actor
  • Jan Stulen (1942)
  • Louis Stuyt (1914–2000)
  • Ko Suurhoff (1905–1967), politicus
  • Jan Swammerdam (1637–1680)
  • Sjaak Swart (1938), football player
  • Hans van Swol (1914–2010)
  • Joyce Sylvester (1965), politicus
  • Zsolt Szabó (1961)

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  • Simon de Waal (1961)
  • Frank Waaldijk (1965)
  • Viggo Waas (1962)
  • Gerard Walden (1909–2005)
  • Willy Walden (1905–2003)
  • Hugo Walker (1933–2015)
  • Sanne Wallis de Vries (1971)
  • Wim Wama (1918–1986)
  • Willie Wartaal (1982)
  • Rogier van de Weerd (1983)
  • Frans Weisz (1938)
  • Géza Weisz (1986), actor
  • Annie Wesling (1888–1956), actor
  • Willem Westerman (1864–1935)
  • Bas Westerweel (1963), presentator
  • Willy Westerweel (1908–1999)
  • Gregory van der Wiel (1988), football player
  • Elsje de Wijn (1944), actor
  • Juliëtte de Wijn (1962)
  • Nicolaas Wijnberg (1918–2006)
  • David Wijnkoop (1876–1941), politicus
  • Joseph Wijnkoop (1842–1910)
  • Marianne van Wijnkoop (1945)
  • Harry Wijnschenk (1964)
  • Wimie Wilhelm (1961), actor
  • Paul Wilking (1924–2005; beter bekend als Pistolen Paultje)
  • Hans van Willigenburg (1942), presentator
  • Jan Wilmans (1914–2005), politicus
  • Lies de Wind (1920–2002), actor
  • Sophie van Winden (1983), actor
  • Anja Winter (1956)
  • Ernst Witkamp (1854–1987), painter
  • Cor Witschge (1925–1991)
  • Rob Witschge (1966), football player
  • Richard Witschge (1969), football player
  • Miljuschka Witzenhausen (1985)
  • Pieter de Wolff (1911–2000)
  • Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger (1944), politicus
  • Loes Wouterson (1963)
  • Christine Wttewaall van Stoetwegen (1901–1986), politicus

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  • Yes-R (1986; real name: Yesser Roshdy)

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Born somewhere else

These people were not born or adopted in Amsterdam but are or were well known for living there.

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B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

  • Tanja Jadnanansing (1967), politicus
  • Cas Jansen (1977), actor
  • Robert Jensen (1973)
  • Trude de Jong (1946)
  • Johannes Hendricus Jurres (1875–1946), painter

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  • Paul Kalma (1948), politicus
  • Jort Kelder (1964)
  • Frans Kellendonk (1951–1990), writer and translator
  • Reinier Cornelis Keller (1905–1981)
  • Mensje van Keulen (1946), writer
  • Jan van Kilsdonk (1917–2008)
  • Pieter Klaver (1890–1970)
  • Adriënne Kleiweg (1948), actor
  • Marc Klein Essink (1960)
  • Raymond van de Klundert (1964; also known as Kluun), writer
  • Kokadorus (1867–1934)
  • Howard Komproe (1971)
  • Martijn Koning (1978)
  • Jeroen van Koningsbrugge (1973)
  • Jos van der Kooy (1951)
  • Adriaan Kortlandt (1918–2009)
  • Hildo Krop (1884–1970)
  • Ton Kuyl (1921–2010), actor

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  • Maria Oestreicher (1936–2009)
  • Willem Oltmans (1925–2004), journalist
  • Mark Omvlee (1977)

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  • Simon de Waal (1961)
  • Lucille Werner (1967)
  • Floor Wibaut (1859–1936)
  • Ruud de Wild (1969)
  • Harry de Winter (1949)
  • Willem Wittkampf (1924–1992)

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  • Chris Zegers (1971)

Mayors of Amsterdam

See also

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