Amsterdam in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 313

  • 1275-10-27 Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam
  • 1345-03-16 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
  • 1387-10-26 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

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1521-10-25 Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1523-11-30 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
  • 1531-05-31 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
  • 1535-02-10 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
  • 1540-03-19 Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
  • 1566-08-23 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
  • 1577-11-23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam
  • 1580-03-17 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
  • 1585-07-25 Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
  • 1596-05-18 Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • 1603-08-22 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
  • 1609-01-31 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
  • 1613-01-24 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
  • 1614-04-25 Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms
  • 1614-10-11 Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • 1619-04-19 Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
  • 1620-12-02 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1638-01-03 Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • 1638-09-01 -4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
  • 1648-01-20 Cornerstone of Amsterdam townhall laid
  • 1650-07-30 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
  • 1650-08-03 Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
  • 1651-03-05 South Sea dike in Amsterdam breaks after storm
  • 1652-07-06 Fire on Dutch Dam (Amsterdam's city hall burns)
  • 1655-06-13 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh, 1st actress in the Netherlands (Onvergelijkelijke Ariana, Amsterdam Schouwburg), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1661)
  • 1655-07-29 Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
  • 1664-08-29 Adriaen Pieck and Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
  • 1672-02-23 Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam
  • 1675-08-10 Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
  • 1675-11-04 Storm hits Western Europe: flood in Amsterdam
  • 1680-12-31 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
  • 1682-12-02 English Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam
  • 1687-09-26 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1696-01-31 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)
  • 1717-01-14 German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
  • 1748-06-03 Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
  • 1748-06-28 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • 1751-09-12 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
  • 1754-01-15 Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
  • 1770-04-19 Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
  • 1771-07-31 Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam
  • 1771-11-16 West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname
  • 1772-05-11 Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
  • 1778-09-04 City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
  • 1787-09-15 -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
  • 1787-10-02 Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
  • 1787-10-10 Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
  • 1795-01-18 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance

  • 1795-01-19 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
  • 1795-03-05 Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
  • 1796-05-10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
  • 1804-02-26 Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
  • 1810-07-04 French troops occupy Amsterdam
  • 1813-11-15 Tax revolt in Amsterdam
  • 1823-11-12 Great North Holland Canal (Amsterdam) opens
  • 1828-01-05 1st edition of Amsterdam General Trade Journal (Algemeen Handelsblad)
  • 1828-04-04 Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
  • 1830-10-01 General Trade Journal newspaper begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1839-09-02 Salon of Varietes opens in Amsterdam
  • 1839-09-20 1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)
  • 1843-12-06 Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens
  • 1845-09-10 King Willem II opens Amsterdam Stock exchange
  • 1848-03-24 State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
  • 1849-05-12 Willem Alexander PFL crowned king Willem III in Amsterdam
  • 1851-05-18 Amsterdam-Nieuwediep telegraph connection linked
  • 1854-05-01 Amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes
  • 1856-11-16 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • 1864-08-16 Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
  • 1867-07-16 Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
  • 1869-06-28 Amsterdam typographer strike
  • 1870-06-11 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam

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1872-09-10 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1876-08-24 Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
  • 1876-11-01 King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
  • 1877-07-01 1st edition of "Amsterdammer" published
  • 1878-07-07 Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
  • 1880-10-20 Amsterdam Free University opens
  • 1882-02-12 Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
  • 1882-12-02 Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
  • 1883-04-24 28 Surinamers depart to Amsterdam World's Fair
  • 1883-05-01 Amsterdam World's Fair opens
  • 1883-08-01 Amsterdam's Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky gets electric lights
  • 1883-08-12 The last quagga (zebra subspecies) dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam.
  • 1885-11-23 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
  • 1887-12-02 Amsterdam's Oscar Carrés Circus Theater opens
  • 1888-04-11 The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is inaugurated.
  • 1888-11-03 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes
  • 1889-10-15 Amsterdam Central Station officially opens
  • 1890-01-21 1st issue of "Propria Cures", Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
  • 1890-02-20 Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
  • 1892-08-04 Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine
  • 1892-09-16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • 1894-02-05 Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
  • 1894-09-02 -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
  • 1895-01-18 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
  • 1897-01-10 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 1898-12-24 Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • 1565-05-15 Henrick de Keyser, architect/master builder of Amsterdam
  • 1571-01-21 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1593-10-11 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1674)
  • 1595-02-02 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • 1611-02-19 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
  • 1618-01-14 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1689)
  • 1619-11-15 Philips Koninck, Amsterdams painter/etcher
  • 1626-01-25 John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, landscape painter
  • 1629-04-23 John Commelin, director (Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam)
  • 1632-11-24 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • 1637-02-12 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)
  • 1638-10-31 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
  • 1641-05-08 Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam)
  • 1655-06-26 Jean Deutz, merchant/Amsterdam regent
  • 1660-06-03 Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Baptism date)
  • 1685-06-03 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdam regent/diplomat
  • 1697-09-06 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, born in Amsterdam (d. 1757)
  • 1700-12-22 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
  • 1709-10-25 John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised
  • 1713-10-23 Peter Burmannus Secundus [Pieter Burman the Younger], Dutch classicist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1778)
  • 1722-05-11 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
  • 1724-11-21 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1748-07-31 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1791-02-12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • 1813-01-31 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
  • 1820-03-02 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), born in Amsterdam (d. 1887)
  • 1827-05-16 Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
  • 1841-02-12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • 1856-02-16 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
  • 1856-02-21 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam)
  • 1858-05-24 Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
  • 1859-06-23 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdams social alderman (building of houses)
  • 1864-11-20 Gerard W Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor (Groene Amsterdammer)
  • 1867-03-18 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • 1867-03-22 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman
  • 1868-01-27 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1868-12-28 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)
  • 1875-08-18 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), born in Amsterdam (d. 1960)
  • 1880-05-19 Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
  • 1881-07-01 Piet[er] L Kramer, influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), born in Amstersam, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1884-11-24 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1891-02-22 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • 1892-02-01 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld (d. 1959)
  • 1892-07-21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1892)
  • 1900-05-14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1900-11-22 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1901-09-08 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1901-10-05 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • 1901-10-13 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam
  • 1902-06-22 Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
  • 1902-11-02 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1902-11-26 Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • 1904-04-03 Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orchestra leader (Break the Bank)
  • 1904-04-21 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67)
  • 1906-10-06 Louis Borell, Amsterdam Neth, actor (Over the Moon, Queer Cargo)
  • 1908-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor, born in San Franciso, California (d. 1996) probable date
  • 1912-08-10 Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1914-02-11 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam

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1916-12-09 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

  • 1917-03-23 Johnny Guarnieri, American jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-05-01 Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
  • 1919-03-27 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
  • 1923-02-21 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • 1923-08-17 Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)
  • 1923-10-31 Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)
  • 1924-02-07 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • 1925-05-30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1926-10-14 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
  • 1929-03-04 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1933-01-21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • 1934-05-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • 1934-08-16 Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • 1935-06-04 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1938-07-18 Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1940-02-24 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • 1941-04-23 Ray Tomlinson, computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • 1941-06-01 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1944-04-05 Willeke van Ammelrooy, Amsterdam, actress (Cidke de Rat, Antonia)
  • 1946-12-24 Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist and composer (Focus-Can't Stand Noise), born in Amsterdam
  • 1947-04-25 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1947-10-18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1953-01-26 Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
  • 1953-05-08 Alex Van Halen, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Dutch drummer (Van Halen)
  • 1954-01-31 Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
  • 1954-07-14 Jos Zoomer, Amsterdam Neth, rock drummer (Vandenberg)
  • 1954-12-02 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • 1956-05-05 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1960-05-07 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • 1969-05-10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969-09-19 Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist (Lily Was Here), born in Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1970-02-26 Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
  • 1975-12-26 Marcelo Rios, Santiago Chile, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1895-07-11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1966-03-10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • 2006-11-11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam
  • 2010-11-07 Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 1588-02-10 Joost Sybrantsz Buyck, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82
  • 1595-12-10 Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
  • 1620-02-19 Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
  • 1621-05-15 Henrick de Keyser, Amsterdam's master builder, dies at 56
  • 1624-09-20 Isaac Le Maire, Amsterdam ship owner, dies at about 66
  • 1626-01-01 Cornelis Pieterse Hoft, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at 68
  • 1638-03-08 Jacob C van Neck, admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
  • 1639-10-07 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68
  • 1652-06-24 Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65
  • 1654-09-15 Cornelis Bicker, merchant/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 61
  • 1657-09-13 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (Amsterdam Townhall), dies at 62
  • 1667-06-07 Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
  • 1667-07-11 John Fox, Amsterdam writer, buried
  • 1668-08-23 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), dies
  • 1674-09-12 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), dies at 80
  • 1676-12-03 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • 1678-02-10 Philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1678-11-30 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67
  • 1679-12-26 John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam landscape painter, dies at 53
  • 1680-11-05 Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • 1684-05-23 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
  • 1688-06-08 Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • 1689-11-13 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • 1689-12-29 Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
  • 1692-01-19 John Commelin, director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
  • 1693-10-26 Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
  • 1704-04-12 John Hudde, 21x mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76
  • 1717-08-10 Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam), dies
  • 1719-03-07 Steven J Vennekool, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1719-11-19 Jean Deutz, minster of Heemskerk/merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 64
  • 1736-05-02 Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71
  • 1748-06-28 Marretje Arends, [Matje of Nieuwendijk], Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 1748-06-28 Pieter van Dort, Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 1754-11-12 Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam painter/decorater, dies at 58
  • 1757-06-27 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, dies at 59
  • 1762-07-14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent/diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1781-11-22 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
  • 1785-06-27 Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • 1793-03-04 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 1866-06-23 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53
  • 1883-08-12 Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo
  • 1914-10-10 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, dies at 73
  • 1921-03-03 Petrus Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • 1923-11-24 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • 1934-05-27 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies
  • 1934-08-12 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • 1936-04-29 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • 1941-03-03 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • 1942-10-22 Sybren Tulip, NSBer/supt of police in Amsterdam (1941-42), dies
  • 1943-10-09 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • 1947-01-09 Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 1949-01-20 Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
  • 1956-01-12 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • 1958-05-15 Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91
  • 1959-10-13 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • 1959-11-19 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • 1961-02-04 Piet[er] L Kramer, influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 79
  • 1961-10-19 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
  • 1961-12-30 Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53
  • 1967-11-24 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • 1972-02-11 Jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 1977-05-22 Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73
  • 1979-12-07 Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1987-07-20 Richard Egan, actor (Big Cube, Amsterdam Kill), dies at 63
  • 1991-09-29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • 1993-05-29 Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
  • 1993-09-19 Bruce Ferden, US conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • 1993-12-05 Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
  • 1993-12-31 Arthur Dreifuss, director/producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • 1994-04-06 Theo Bosch, humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54
  • 1994-09-13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • 1994-11-25 Gerard John Toorenaar, Amsterdam police commissar, dies at 69
  • 1994-12-15 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
  • 1995-01-24 Wim H Sinnige, Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
  • 1995-02-05 Judith Fluks, Amsterdam's activist, dies
  • 1996-10-28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87