Abel Janszoon Tasman ( 1603 - October 10, 1659), was a Dutch seafarer and explorer, born in Lutjegast, a village in the province of Groningen, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644, in the service of the VOC ( Dutch East India Company). His was the first European expedition to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand and the first to sight the Fiji islands, in 1643. He also mapped substantial portions of Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abel Tasman"
Abraham Blauvelt (16??- 1663?) was a Dutch privateer and explorer mapping much of Central America in the 1630s, for which both the ...more on Wikipedia about "Abraham Blauvelt"
Adriaen Block ( 1567– 1627) was a Dutch private fur trader and navigator who explored the coastal and river valley areas between present-day New Jersey and Massachusetts during four voyages from 1611 to 1614, following the 1609 expedition by Henry Hudson. He is noted for establishing early trade with the Native Americans, and for the 1614 map of his last voyage on which many features of the mid-Atlantic region appear for the first time, and on which the term New Netherland is first applied to the region. He is credited with being the first European to enter Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River and to determine that Manhattan and Long Island are islands. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adriaen Block"
Alexandrine Petronella Francina Tinne ( October 17, 1839– August 1, 1869) was a Dutch explorer in Africa and the first woman to attempt to cross the Sahara. She was born at The Hague in the Netherlands. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexandrine Tinné"
Cornelis de Bruijn (c. 1652- 1727) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large tours and published beautifully illustrated books about them. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cornelis de Bruijn"
Cornelis de Houtman ( April 2 1565 - August 1599), brother of Frederick de Houtman, was a Dutch explorer who discovered a new sea route from Europe to Indonesia and managed to begin the Dutch spice trade. At the time, the Portuguese Empire held a monopoly on the spice trade, and the voyage was a symbolic victory for the Dutch, even though the voyage itself was a disaster. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cornelis de Houtman"
Dirk Hartog ( 1580— 1621), the 17th Century Dutch sea captain and explorer, whose expedition was the second European group to land on Australian soil. He left behind an artefact to record his visit, the Hartog plate. His name is sometimes alternately spelled Dirck Hartog, Dirck Hartogh or Dirch Hartichs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dirk Hartog"
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Frederick de Houtman ( 1571— 1627) was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia (see History of Western Australia) en route to Batavia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frederick de Houtman"
Hendrick Brouwer ( 1580 - 1643) was a Dutch sea explorer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hendrik Brouwer"
Jacob Le Maire (about 1585 to 1616), the Dutch mariner, born in Antwerp circumnavigated the earth in 1615 to 1616. He discovered the strait between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island, Argentina; that strait has now his name. He was the first person to round Cape Horn, proving that Tierra del Fuego was not a continent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jacob Le Maire"
Jacob Roggeveen (January 1659 - 31 January, 1729) was a Dutch explorer who was sent to find Terra Australis, but he instead discovered Easter Island by chance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jakob Roggeveen"
Jan Carstensz was a Dutch explorer, of whose life little is known. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jan Carstensz"
Jan Corneliszoon Rijp (?-?) was a semi-successful mariner in the late sixteenth and early seventieth centuries. Rijp is best known for his involvement with the Dutch explorer Willem Barents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jan Rijp"
Matthijs Quast (.. - October 6, 1641) was a Dutch explorer in the seventeenth century. He had made several voyages for the VOC to Japan, China and Siam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Matthijs Quast"
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Olivier van Noort ( 1558 - 22 February 1627) was the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Olivier van Noort"
Simon van der Stel October 14, 1639 – June 24, 1712, was the first Governor of the Cape of Good Hope. He was the son of Adriaen van der Stel, an official of the Dutch East India Company, and Maria Lievens, partly of Malay origin. He married Johanna Jacoba Six ( 1645- 1700). ...more on Wikipedia about "Simon van der Stel"
Willem Barents ( Dutch: Barentsz; born ? 1550 in Terschelling, West Frisian Islands, Netherlands; died June 20 1597 in Novaya Zemlya, Russia) was a Dutch navigator and explorer, a leader of early expeditions to the far north. ...more on Wikipedia about "Willem Barents"
Willem de Vlamingh (born 28 November 1640, died ?) was a Flemish sea-captain who explored the southwest coast of Australia (then " New Holland") in the late 17th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Willem de Vlamingh"
Willem Janszoon (c. 1570 - 1630), Dutch navigator and colonial governor, is the first European known to have seen the coast of Australia. His name sometimes appears as Willem Jansz. (an abbreviation, with or without the full stop ). Janszoon was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ...more on Wikipedia about "Willem Janszoon"
Willem Cornelisz Schouten ( 1567?- 1625) was a Dutch navigator. ...more on Wikipedia about "Willem Schouten"
Willem Ysbrandtsz Bontekoe ( 1587- 1657) was a skipper in the Dutch East India Company (VOC), who made only one voyage for the company (1618-1625). He became widely known because of the journal of his adventures that was published in 1646 under the title Journael ofte gedenckwaerdige beschrijvinge van de Oost-Indische reyse van Willem Ysbrantsz. Bontekoe van Hoorn, begrijpende veel wonderlijcke en gevaerlijcke saecken hem daer in wedervaren. ...more on Wikipedia about "Willem Ysbrandtsz Bontekoe"
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