Afro-Dutch

Afro-Dutch or Black-Dutch are residents of the Netherlands who are of black African ancestry. The majority of Afro-Dutch in the continental Netherlands hail from the former and present Dutch overseas territories Suriname and the former Netherlands Antilles; now Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Of the approximately 500,000 Afro-Dutch people, about 300,000 people, or 60%, are from these territories. There is also a sizable population of Cape Verdean and other African communities of more recent immigrants.

Afro-Nederlanders
Total population
700,000
Regions with significant populations
Primarily urban centres in South Holland, North Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht
Languages
Primarily Dutch

The majority of Afro-Dutch people migrated to the Netherlands from the 1970s onwards, most of the recent migrants arriving either as political refugees seeking freedom or, more often, to escape regional conflicts, as from Eritrea.

Notable Afro-Dutch

  • Patrick van Aanholt, footballer
  • Clark Accord, novelist
  • Jandino Asporaat, comedian
  • Sergio Babb, footballer
  • Ryan Babel, footballer
  • Winston Bogarde, footballer
  • Remy Bonjasky, kickboxer
  • Jerson Cabral, footballer
  • Ellery Cairo, footballer
  • Nelli Cooman, athlete
  • Dyron Daal, footballer
  • Manu Dagher, footballer
  • Edgar Davids, footballer
  • Memphis Depay, footballer
  • Virgil van Dijk, footballer
  • Royston Drenthe, footballer
  • Dwight Eind, footballer
  • Dwight Eli, footballer
  • Francisco Elson, basketball player
  • Winston Faerber, footballer
  • Raymond Fafiani, footballer
  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah, footballer
  • Dan Gadzuric, basketball player
  • Quinsy Gario, activist
  • Leroy George, footballer
  • Glennis Grace, singer
  • Murthel Groenhart, kickboxer
  • Ruud Gullit, footballer
  • Hanne Hagary, footballer
  • Warner Hahn, footballer
  • Ernesto Hoost, kickboxer
  • Raily Ignacio, footballer
  • Ruth Jacott, singer
  • Quentin Jakoba, footballer
  • Luciano van Kallen, footballer
  • Leandro Kappel, footballer
  • Patrick Kluivert, footballer
  • Justin Kluivert, footballer
  • Natalie La Rose, singer
  • Darryl Lachman, footballer
  • Michael Lamey, footballer
  • Darren Maatsen, footballer
  • Ingmar Maayen,footballer
  • Melvin Manhoef, kickboxer and mixed martial artist
  • Churandy Martina, athlete
  • Bruno Martins Indi, footballer
  • Kenneth Monkou, footballer
  • Kiki Musampa, footballer
  • Furdjel Narsingh, footballer
  • Luciano Narsingh, footballer
  • Marcel Oerlemans, footballer
  • Alistair Overeem, mixed martial artist and kickboxer
  • Valentijn Overeem, mixed martial artist and kickboxer
  • Shane Parris, footballer
  • Raffaela Paton, singer
  • Mr Probz, singer
  • Prince Rajcomar, footballer
  • Carlos Ramos, footballer
  • Frank Rijkaard, footballer
  • Lesley de Sa, footballer
  • Geadly Salome, footballer
  • Clarence Seedorf, footballer
  • Eva Simons, singer
  • Ricardo Talu, footballer
  • Regilio Tuur, boxer
  • Rodney Ubbergen, footballer
  • Guus Uhlenbeek, footballer
  • Jahri Valentijn, footballer
  • Arsenio Valpoort, footballer
  • Byron Ward, baseball player
  • Boy Waterman, footballer
  • Georginio Wijnaldum, footballer
  • Jason Wilnis, kickboxer
  • Jetro Willems, footballer
  • Gilbert Yvel, mixed martial artist and kickboxer
  • Melvin Zaalman, footballer
  • Genero Zeefuik, footballer
  • Errol Zimmerman, kickboxer

 

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