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Netherlands's Information

Flag of Netherlands
Land Area 33,893 km2
Water Area 7,650 km2
Total Area 41,543km2 (#131)
Population 17,016,967 (#66)
Population Density 502.08/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy; Part Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands
GDP (PPP) $871.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $50,800
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Bernard Accama artist
  • Jan Adderman musician
  • Christijan Albers race car driver
  • Alexia of the Netherlands princess
  • Amber singer, songwriter
  • Elly Ameling concert singer
  • Louis Andriessen composer
  • Dick Annegarn singer, songwriter
  • Karel Appel artist, sculptor
  • Hendrick Avercamp artist
  • A. C. Baantjer author
  • Ludolf Backhuysen artist
  • Jacob Berend Bakema architect
  • Jan Peter Balkenende prime minister
  • Willem Barents explorer
  • Frans Bauer singer
  • Beatrix of the Netherlands queen
  • Carina Benninga olympic gold medalist
  • Dennis Bergkamp footballer
  • Hendrik Petrus Berlage architect, Netherland's "father of modern architecture"
  • Bart Berman pianist, composer
  • Helen Berman artist
  • Daniel Bernoulli mathematician
  • Fanny Blankers-Koen olympic gold medalist
  • Abraham Blauvelt privateer, explorer
  • Adriaen Block fur trader, navigator
  • Nicolaas Bloembergen physicist
  • Bert Blyleven baseball player
  • Herman Boerhaave physician
  • Adriaan Florenszoon Boeyens pope adrian vi
  • Jan de Bont cinematographer, producer
  • Marco Borsato singer
  • Wouter Bos politician
  • Hieronymus Bosch artist
  • Ambrosius Bosschaert artist
  • Floris Jan Bovelander olympic gold medalist
  • Jan de Bray artist
  • Willem Breuker musician
  • Jacques Brinkman olympic gold medalist
  • Hendrik Brouwer explorer
  • Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer mathematician
  • Inge de Bruijn olympic gold medalist
  • Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn mathematician
  • Theo Bruins pianist, composer
  • Dick Bruna author, illustrator
  • C.H.D. Buys Ballot chemist, meteorologist
  • Remco Campert author, poet
  • Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir physicist
  • Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands princess
  • Jacob Cats poet
  • Isabelle de Charriere author
  • Christina of the Netherlands princess
  • Constantijn of the Netherlands prince
  • Anton Corbijn photographer
  • Louis Couperus novelist, poet
  • Johan Cruijff footballer
  • Aelbert Cuyp artist
  • Pierre Cuypers architect


  • Rene Daalder director
  • Peter Debye physical chemist
  • Adrien van der Donck attorney, author, founder yonkers new york
  • Jan de Hartog author
  • Pieter de Hooch artist
  • Cornelis de Houtman explorer
  • Frederick de Houtman explorer
  • Eduard Douwes Dekker "Multatuli" author
  • Marc Delissen olympic gold medalist
  • John de Mol television producer
  • Michiel de Ruyter navy admiral
  • Cristina Deutkeom opera singer
  • Sebald de Weert discovered Falkland Islands
  • Jacob de Wit artist
  • Alphons Diepenbrock essayist, classicist, composer
  • Edsger Dijkstra scientist
  • Sjoukje Dijkstra olympic gold medalist
  • Pier Gerlofs Donia frisian warrior, folk hero
  • Karel Doorman naval commander
  • Robert Doornbos race car driver
  • Herman Dooyeweerd philosopher
  • Cornelius Drebbel inventor
  • Willem Drost artist
  • Eugene Dubois anatomist
  • Willem Marinus Dudok modernist architect
  • Candy Dulfer musician
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  • Margriet Ehlen composer
  • Christiaan Eijkman physician, nobel prize laureate
  • Eise Eisinga astronomer
  • Irene Emma Elisabeth princess
  • Francisco Elson basketball player
  • Desiderius Erasmus humanist, theologian
  • Max Euwe chess champion
  • David Fabricius astronomer
  • Pim Fortuyn politician
  • Anne Frank diarist, holocaust victim
  • Rene Froger singer
  • Dan Gadzuric basketball player
  • Anton Geesink olympic gold medalist
  • Hugo Grotius jurist, philosopher
  • Arnon Grunberg author
  • Ruud Gullit footballer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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