Amsterdam in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 312

  • 1900-04-02 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
  • 1900-08-07 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
  • 1900-12-24 Herman Heijermans' "Hope of Blessing" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1902-01-10 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • 1902-05-10 Dutch soccer club FC Blauw-Wit (Blue-White) is formed in the Kinkerbuurt area of Amsterdam; merge with VV De Beursbengels in 2015
  • 1903-01-06 Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam

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1903-01-12 Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini

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1903-05-27 Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  • 1904-06-28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1905-04-22 Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
  • 1905-09-14 Albert Cuypstrat street market in Amsterdam inaugurated
  • 1906-07-15 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam

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1907-12-13 German Emperor Wilhelm II visits Amsterdam

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1908-06-15 World congress for Women's rights opens in Amsterdam

  • 1909-03-14 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms

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1910-04-29 Ex-US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1910-09-18 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
  • 1911-01-07 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
  • 1911-02-05 Society of Dutch Composers forms in Amsterdam
  • 1911-06-10 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • 1913-09-02 Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
  • 1915-01-17 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
  • 1916-05-10 Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
  • 1916-09-17 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right
  • 1917-06-28 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
  • 1918-03-18 Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
  • 1918-04-04 Food riot in Amsterdam
  • 1919-07-21 Anthony Fokker's establishes airplane factory at Hamburg and Amsterdam
  • 1919-07-28 Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1919-08-01 Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
  • 1919-10-07 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • 1919-11-22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • 1920-01-04 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
  • 1920-02-12 -Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike

  • 1921-04-14 Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route
  • 1921-04-27 Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam
  • 1921-10-21 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
  • 1921-10-28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • 1922-03-31 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam
  • 1922-11-01 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
  • 1923-01-08 Typography strike in Amsterdam
  • 1923-01-23 Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
  • 1923-03-09 Amsterdam taxi strike ends
  • 1923-09-23 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • 1924-02-01 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
  • 1924-05-08 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut
  • 1924-07-10 Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
  • 1924-10-01 1st Dutch airliner, the Fokker F.VII takes off from Amsterdam for Batavia (Java)
  • 1924-11-24 1st Dutch airliner, Fokker F.VII lands in Batavia (Java) after flying from Amsterdam
  • 1925-02-28 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • 1925-11-01 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam
  • 1926-02-10 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • 1926-04-13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • 1928-07-28 IX Summer Olympic Games open in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1928-07-31 Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m to win first gold medal in women's Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals
  • 1928-07-31 In the first women’s Olympic track event, American sprinter Elizabeth Robinson equals her own world record 12.2s to win 100m gold medal in Amsterdam; Canadians Fanny Rosenfeld & Ethel Smith dead-heat (12.3s)
  • 1928-08-01 Americans sweep medals at a rainy Olympic pole vault final in Amsterdam with Sabin Carr gold, from William Droegemuller and Charles McGinnis
  • 1928-08-03 Ray Barbuti wins 400m in 47.8 at the Amsterdam Olympics, the only individual track event won by an American at the Games
  • 1928-08-12 IX Summer Olympic Games close in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1929-02-03 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • 1929-04-11 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • 1929-04-18 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • 1929-06-08 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • 1929-09-25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • 1931-01-22 VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 1932-08-27 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
  • 1932-08-29 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1933-01-09 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction

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1933-12-14 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • 1934-01-08 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1934-07-04 Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment
  • 1935-02-28 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
  • 1935-06-26 SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • 1935-07-01 Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Dutch Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam

  • 1935-07-18 Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
  • 1935-11-25 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1936-02-27 Dutch swimmer Willy den Ouden sets new women's world 100m freestyle record (1:04.6) in Amsterdam; lasts 22 years until broken in 1956 by Dawn Fraser of Australia
  • 1936-04-06 ANP begins telex service in Amsterdam
  • 1936-07-01 Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1936-10-02 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject Nazism
  • 1937-10-07 Johan Wagenaar's "Feestmars" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1938-05-10 Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam
  • 1940-05-15 German troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders
  • 1940-05-19 Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)
  • 1940-07-15 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
  • 1940-08-15 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazis)
  • 1941-02-09 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
  • 1941-02-12 Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms under Ascher and Cohen
  • 1941-02-19 Nazi police attacked & driven away from Koco, Amsterdam (by young Jews)
  • 1941-02-22 Nazi police raid Amsterdam and round up 429 young Jews for deportation to be sent to Buchenwald and Mauthausen concentration camps
  • 1941-02-24 Anti-Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
  • 1941-02-25 February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
  • 1941-06-11 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
  • 1941-06-27 Nazi manifest against the Jews in Amsterdam

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1942-06-12 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 432

  • 1846-08-16 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1848-07-16 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • 1851-03-16 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (1st to coin the name virus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1851-08-15 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1852-07-20 Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)
  • 1852-08-08 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1854-02-20 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1912)
  • 1854-05-13 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates, Lost & Found, Silvia Silombra), born in Amsterdam, Netherland (d. 1926)
  • 1854-05-18 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel; To My Fatherland), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • 1854-07-19 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • 1854-10-26 August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1855-04-18 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1946)
  • 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 Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1859-05-06 Willem Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)
  • 1859-06-23 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdams social alderman (building of houses)
  • 1859-10-25 Hélène Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers), born in Amsterdam (d. 1941)
  • 1860-08-15 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • 1864-11-20 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • 1864-11-28 Carel Adolph Lion Cachet, Dutch lithographer and wood carver, born in Amsterdam (d. 1945)
  • 1865-01-23 Benjamin Delmonte, Dutch theater director & actor (Black Haired Whore), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1866-04-19 Henri Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), born in Amsterdam (d. 1939)
  • 1867-01-21 Willem Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1929)
  • 1867-03-18 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • 1867-03-22 Meijer Linnewiel [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman
  • 1867-04-23 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • 1867-05-07 Philippine "Pine" Belder [Mary de Klerk], Flemish actress (Hope of Blessing), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1868-01-27 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1868-04-02 Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1914)
  • 1868-04-17 Karel Rudolph Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French Dictionary), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1868-04-18 Didericus van Epen, Dutch genealogist (Dutch Patriarch), born in Amsterdam (d. 1930)
  • 1868-12-04 Richard Nicolaas Roland Holst, Dutch artist and painter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1868-12-28 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)
  • 1869-03-07 Ernst Cohen, Dutch chemist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1870-07-25 Jan Derk Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders), born in Amsterdam (d. 1955)
  • 1871-08-06 Emanuel Querido, Dutch author and publisher (N.V. Em. Querido Uitgeversmaatschappij), born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1871-09-21 Ernst Heldring, Dutch ship owner and financier, born in Amsterdam (d. 1954)
  • 1871-10-09 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1871-10-18 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1872-09-16 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1872-10-01 Israël Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)
  • 1873-04-29 Alida Tartaud-Klein, Dutch actress and nomination artist (Rotterdam Stage), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)
  • 1874-06-12 Willem Landré, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1875-04-15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and novelist (Poverty), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1875-08-18 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), born in Amsterdam (d. 1960)
  • 1876-01-10 Jan Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1876-03-11 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1876-09-06 Willem Adriaan Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), born in Amsterdam (d. 1940)
  • 1878-10-25 Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch writer and publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1949)
  • 1879-12-21 Theodore Limperg, Dutch accountant, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1880-03-14 Oscar [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor and director (Pink Kate), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1880-05-19 Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
  • 1881-03-13 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1950)
  • 1881-04-20 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1881-07-01 Piet[er] L. Kramer, Influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1881-07-26 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • 1882-08-26 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • 1882-08-30 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1883-09-20 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • 1884-03-11 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1884-04-27 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1884-07-06 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam), born in Amsterdam (d. 1974)
  • 1884-07-24 Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1884-08-09 Maria "Mary" Beekman, Flemish actress (Genius against Violence), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1884-09-17 Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman, Dutch historian and Justice of Curacao, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1884-10-10 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer and writer (Bint), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1884-11-09 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1884-11-24 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • 1884-12-05 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor and pianist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1931)
  • 1885-09-05 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (National monument on the Dam), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1885-09-24 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1963)
  • 1885-10-15 Dirk Filarski, Dutch painter and lithographer (Bergense School), born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • 1886-03-08 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host and zoo director (Artis), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1886-07-05 Willem Drees, Dutch statesman of the Labour Party (PvdA) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam (d. 1988)
  • 1886-07-23 Jan Poortenaar, Dutch painter, etcher and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • 1886-08-01 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher and founder (System Keesing), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1886-10-02 Pierre Balledux, Dutch stage manager and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1976)
  • 1887-01-26 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1887-08-23 Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor and playwright (Fatherland), born in Amsterdam (d. 1956)
  • 1887-09-27 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1888-01-10 Emile van Bosch, Belgian-Dutch opera singer (Fair Folks), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1888-06-17 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1953)
  • 1888-07-16 Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1888-10-25 François Pauwels, Dutch writer and attorney, born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • 1889-07-02 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes, A Mother), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • 1889-11-07 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1890-02-10 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • 1890-02-11 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • 1890-04-05 Fie Carelsen [Sophia de Jong], Dutch actress (Malle Gervallen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1891-02-22 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • 1891-05-04 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • 1891-08-09 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • 1891-10-24 Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans), born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • 1891-11-01 D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • 1891-11-05 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], Dutch author, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1892-02-01 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1892-04-15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author (The Hiding Place) and Holocaust survivor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1892-05-22 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
  • 1892-05-27 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1990)

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