Although there are tons of Dutch celebrities who enjoy national popularity, very few of them interest me because they seem to only appeal to Dutch people. Here is a list of Dutch celebrities I feel have added to my personal culture as a non-Dutch person. As I write this I notice it will be mostly men…
Van Kooten and de Bie
Actors, writers and even singers. They enriched the Dutch dictionary.
Mostly known as a poet, he is also a jazz DJ. His jazz compilations are simply brilliant.
I like this cartoonist for his Agent 327, a James Bond parody with a distinct Dutch flavour.
Of Moroccan decent, he’s a comedian and actor that can make jokes about anything. He’s also very musical.
Sports journalist, mostly F1, comes off very rude in English at times and does not even notice that it irritates the people he interviews.
Tom Coronel, Tim Coronel, Allard Kalff, Sandra van der Sloot and many other drivers.
I knew he had a Canadian accent! Radio and TV personality, he combines a Dutch laidback presentation with a slightly more North American, in-your-face manner.