Amsterdam in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 312

  • 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 and 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)
  • 1655-07-29 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

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1682-12-02 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam following the failure of his plots to prevent a Catholic succession should King Charles II die

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1687-09-26 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)

  • 1716-01-08 Amsterdam gang leader and thief "Sjako" arrested
  • 1717-01-14 German mob leader and thief "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

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1804-02-26 Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

Naval Commander William Bligh
Naval Commander
William Bligh
  • 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
  • 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 and 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
  • 1897-01-10 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 1898-12-24 Herman Heijermans' "Ghetto" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1900-03-18 Ajax soccer club forms in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (33 Eredivisie titles, 18 KNVB Cups, 4 Champions League); named after legendary Greek hero
  • 1900-03-26 1st edition The (Free) People (Neth, probably Amsterdam)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 417

  • 1565-05-15 Henrick de Keyser, architect/master builder of Amsterdam
  • 1571-01-21 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1574-09-16 Samuel Coster, Dutch physician and playwright (Polyxena), born in Amsterdam (d. 1665)
  • 1583-01-08 Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1643)
  • 1591-05-26 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1652) baptism date
  • 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)
  • 1606-10-14 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), born in Amsterdam (d. 1678)
  • 1609-08-30 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), born in Antwerp (d. 1668)
  • 1611-02-19 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
  • 1618-01-14 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1700)
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1689)
  • 1619-11-15 Philips Koninck, Dutch landscape painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1688)
  • 1621-08-19 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1674)
  • 1626-01-25 John van de Cappelle, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1679)
  • 1626-07-25 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1685)
  • 1628-04-23 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), born in Amsterdam (d. 1704)
  • 1629-04-23 Jan Commelin, Dutch botanist and director of Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1692)
  • 1632-11-24 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
  • 1633-06-19 Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Remonstrants theologist and vicar, born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • 1637-02-12 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature)
  • 1637-11-21 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet (Friend of Abandoned Child), born in Amsterdam (d. 1669)
  • 1638-10-31 Meindert Hobbema, Dutch landscape painter, baptised in Amsterdam (d. 1709)
  • 1641-05-08 Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch statesman and mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1717)
  • 1644-04-17 Abraham Jansz Storck, Dutch painter, baptized in Amsterdam (d. 1708)
  • 1645-09-10 Romeyn de Hooghe, Dutch painter and goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1648-04-16 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (Duytse Lyre), born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • 1648-11-27 Petrus Codde, Dutch Roman Catholic apostole vicar (1688-1704), born in Amsterdam (d. 1710)
  • 1653-11-16 Joan van Hoorn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1707-09), born in Amsterdam (d. 1711)
  • 1655-06-13 Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh, 1st actress in the Netherlands (Onvergelijkelijke Ariana, Amsterdam Schouwburg), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1661)
  • 1655-06-26 Jean Deutz, merchant and Amsterdam regent, born in Amsterdam (d. 1719)
  • 1660-06-03 Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Baptism date)
  • 1664-11-16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg), born in Amsterdam (d. 1721)
  • 1685-06-03 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdam regent/diplomat
  • 1691-12-10 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1759)
  • 1692-05-03 Jan Jacob Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1768)
  • 1695-04-10 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator and historian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1778)
  • 1695-06-06 Adriaen Valckenier, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1737-41), born in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1751)
  • 1696-10-08 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love), born in Amsterdam (d. 1750)
  • 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, born in Amsterdam (d. 1785)
  • 1707-04-26 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)
  • 1709-10-25 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch merchant and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1773)
  • 1711-04-02 Jan Punt, Dutch engraver, painter, illustrator and actor (Gideonschool), born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)
  • 1713-10-23 Pieter Burman the Younger, Dutch philologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1778)
  • 1719-08-27 Jan Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79), born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)
  • 1721-08-21 Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1789)
  • 1722-05-11 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
  • 1724-11-21 Jan Ekels the Elder, Amsterdam painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1781)
  • 1729-03-28 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), born in Amsterdam (d. 1800)
  • 1729-05-25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch-American merchant (started 4th English war), born in Amsterdam (d. 1796)
  • 1737-05-03 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1786)
  • 1741-06-19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, born in Amsterdam (d. 1816)
  • 1748-07-31 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
  • 1756-09-07 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (Disease of Scientists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)
  • 1758-08-09 Bruno Dalberg [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], Dutch writer and lawyer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1818)
  • 1759-06-02 Jan Ekels, the Young, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1793)
  • 1765-06-06 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Dwingelandij), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • 1771-11-22 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)
  • 1773-04-24 Harman W. Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, born in Amsterdam (d. 1827)
  • 1776-04-26 Joan Melchior Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book), born in Amsterdam (d. 1824)
  • 1777-01-25 Elias Canneman, Dutch politician, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1861)
  • 1782-05-28 Wouter Johannes van Troostwijk, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1810)
  • 1791-02-12 Jan D Zocher Jr, Dutch garden architect (Vondelpark, Amsterdam)
  • 1792-12-06 Abraham Jacob van der Aa, Dutch lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary), born in Amsterdam (d. 1857)
  • 1793-07-06 Jacob de Kempenaer, Dutch lawyer and Minister of Internal Affairs (1848-49), born in Amsterdam (d. 1870)
  • 1795-01-15 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant & man of letters, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1844)
  • 1795-08-22 Abraham Capadose, Dutch physician and missionary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1874)
  • 1796-05-17 Martinus Niewindt, Dutch Bishop of Curacao (advocate for fair treatment and abolition of slavery), born in Amsterdam (d. 1860)
  • 1798-01-14 Isaac da Costa, Jewish poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1860)
  • 1803-04-18 Charles Ferdinand Pahud, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies (1856-61), born in Amsterdam (d. 1873)
  • 1803-11-18 Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1860)
  • 1804-04-23 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium), born in Amsterdam (d. 1869)
  • 1806-06-13 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)
  • 1808-06-10 Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card), born in Amsterdam (d. 1872)
  • 1810-03-15 Aernout Drost, Dutch historical novelist (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen), born in Amsterdam, Kingdom of Holland (d. 1834)
  • 1813-01-31 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
  • 1814-01-14 Johannes Josephus Viotta, Dutch physician & composer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • 1815-06-19 Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1872)
  • 1818-07-30 John Heemskerk, Dutch politician (Minister of the Interior 1866-88), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1897)
  • 1820-03-02 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), born in Amsterdam (d. 1887)
  • 1820-08-13 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch poet (Dietsche Warande), born in Amsterdam (d. 1889)
  • 1822-03-10 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and lithographer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • 1825-07-23 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1827-05-16 P.J.H. [Pierre] Cuypers, Dutch architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station), born in Roermond, the Netherlands (d. 1921)
  • 1827-08-22 Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
  • 1828-07-05 Paul Gabriël, Dutch water colors painter and etcher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1903)
  • 1829-08-15 Eduard de Hartog, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
  • 1829-11-21 Petrus Augustus de Génestet, Dutch vicar and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1861)
  • 1831-04-08 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologist, philosopher and art historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1896)
  • 1832-12-12 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • 1833-10-15 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • 1834-01-17 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, daughter of Mimi Bia, born in Amsterdam (d. 1902)
  • 1834-06-10 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), born in Amsterdam (d. 1923)
  • 1836-04-24 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • 1836-09-14 Abraham Pieter Cornelis van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27), born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • 1838-04-28 Tobias Asser, Dutch advocate of world law (Nobel 1911), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1913)
  • 1838-06-10 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1841-02-12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • 1842-10-28 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), born in Amsterdam (d. 1927)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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 German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • 1966-03-10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam

LoveWedding of Interest

2002-02-02 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (34) weds Argentinean born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (30) at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Netherlands

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander
  • 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 at 58
  • 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 Jan Commelin, Dutch botanist and director of Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, dies at 62
  • 1693-10-26 Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
  • 1704-04-12 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), dies at 76
  • 1717-08-10 Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch statesman and mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76
  • 1718-08-06 Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], German Dutch thief 'the Robin Hood of Amsterdam', beheaded at 28
  • 1719-03-07 Steven J Vennekool, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1719-11-19 Jean Deutz, merchant and 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 Jan Ekels the Elder, Amsterdam painter and 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 P.J.H. [Pierre] Cuypers, Dutch architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • 1923-11-24 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), dies at 84
  • 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
  • 1940-02-28 Johan Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer), dies at 81
  • 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
  • 1943-10-09 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), dies at 78
  • 1947-01-09 Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 1949-01-20 Joseph Cuypers, architect Dutch (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
  • 1960-01-11 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), dies at 84
  • 1961-02-04 Piet[er] L. Kramer, Influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 79
  • 1961-10-19 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and 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
  • 1970-09-21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • 1972-02-11 Jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 1977-05-22 Gijs van Hall, Dutch politician and Mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73
  • 1979-12-07 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Docker), dies at 82
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1985-01-20 Jo Juda, Dutch musician (1st concertmaster of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra), dies at 75
  • 1987-07-20 Richard Egan, American actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), dies of cancer 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 and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • 1994-04-06 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist and architect (Amsterdam), dies of cardiac arrest 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 and 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 (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • 2020-02-16 Barry Hulshoff, Dutch soccer defender (14 caps; European Cup 1971, 72, 73; Ajax Amsterdam), dies at 73
  • 2020-04-10 Frits Flinkevleugel, Dutch soccer defender (11 caps; DWS, FC Amsterdam), dies at 80