Amsterdam in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 311

  • 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 signs loyalty vow for peace

Historic Event

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

  • 1523-11-30 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
  • 1531-05-31 Dutch Catholic activist Engel Korsendochter leads a march of 300 women from the Guild of the Holy Sacrament protesting plans to replace a treasured chapel with a wool warehouse in Amsterdam; they are charged with rebellion, fined, and banished for 4 years - most were pardoned upon appeal to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
  • 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 laid 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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, in Amsterdam, Northern Netherlands
  • 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

Historic Siege

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
  • 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

Historic Event

1872-09-10 Karl Marx speaks in Amsterdam

  • 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 with less slashes) 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 Concertgebouw Orchestra debuts in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, under the baton of founding conductor 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

Historic Event

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

Music History

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 (Netherlands, probably Amsterdam)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 431

  • 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 Spinoza, Dutch rationalist philosopher, born in Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (d. 1677)
  • 1633-06-19 Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Remonstrants theologist and vicar, born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • 1637-02-12 Jan Swammerdam, Amsterdam, Dutch anatomist and 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, baptized 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, baptized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. c. 1712)
  • 1664-11-16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg), born in Amsterdam (d. 1721)
  • 1685-06-03 Cornelis Hop, Mayor of Amsterdam and diplomat, born in Amsterdam (d. 1762)
  • 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 Petrus Camper, Dutch anatomist and anthropologist who studied comparative anatomy, paleontology and the facial angle, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1789)
  • 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

Mata Hari

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

  • 1966-03-10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam

Willem-Alexander

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

  • 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 Pieterszoon Visscher, Dutch poet, buried in Amsterdam at about 73
  • 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, Dutch merchant and Amsterdam regent (1627-50), dies at 65
  • 1654-09-15 Cornelis Bicker, Dutch merchant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 61
  • 1657-09-13 Jacob van Campen, Dutch painter and 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 Jacobsz Vennekool, Amsterdam architect, 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, Dutch Rococo painter, dies at 58
  • 1757-06-27 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, dies at 59
  • 1762-07-14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent and 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 and cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 1866-06-23 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53
  • 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, Dutch 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, Dutch National Socialist Party (NSB) member, and Superintendent of Police in Amsterdam (1941-42), dies of rheumatic fever at 53
  • 1943-10-09 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer/Green Amsterdam), 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 and 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 (Dock Worker), dies at 82
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show), dies of a heart attack 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, American 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, Dutch architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies at 63
  • 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 (Moritz) "Morey" Amsterdam, American comedian, cellist, and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Buddy"), 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