I betcha you didn’t know they were Dutch

History of Sorts


This is a small deviation from my usual blogs, just a bit fun trivia.

The Netherlands , a small country with a population of 17.1 Million. Famous for its flowers,vegetables,artists and industry.

But I betcha you did not know these were Dutch.

Bobby Farrell

Dancer and singer with the 70s/80s disco band Bomey M.


Van Halen

The 2 brothers Eddie and Alex van Halen, founders of the Rock band van Halen


Mata Hari

Famous WWI exotic dancer and Spy. Born Margaretha Geertruida


DJ Tiësto

Born  Tijs Michiel Verwest a Dutch DJ and record producer.


Audrey Hepburn

Born in Belgium in 1929. Although her mother was a Dutch Baroness, Hepburn’s childhood fell on hard times in her teen years when the Nazi’s took over Arnhem, NL while she and her mother were there. They ultimately suffered malnutrition, even grinding tulip bulbs as bread flour to survive. At 16, she was a volunteer nurse…

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Originally from a small former mining town called Geleen in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands. I moved to Limerick in Ireland in 1997 together with my wife who is a native from Limerick.We now have 3 kids I am passionate about music ,history and movies

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