Did you know that the Dutch are at the top of the trade when it comes to inventions and discoveries? While some of you may agree, for those who wane off the fact here are some eye-opening facts for you. The modernized mercury thermometer that you use today for checking temperature was invented by a Dutch scientist, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. While making a chocolate cake/muffin, what is that one inevitable ingredient that you cannot do away with? Cocoa powder, isn’t it? Yet again a Dutch finding which laid the foundation for the modern day chocolate industry! The bulls and the bears of the stock exchange often determine our assets and liabilities. But did you where did it all begun? Yes, Amsterdam it is. The Dutch merchants are credited for founding the first official, fully-fledged stock exchange. Do you know Vic Hayes, the father of WiFi was a Dutch? The central banking system that has become an inseparable part of our lives was first conceptualized and brought into practice in Netherland. And for music lovers, the hardcore techno that is one of the significant subgenres of electronic dance music was initially designed in Netherlands. However, these are just a handful of the numerous inventions made by Dutch scientists. Check this section and find out in details about the life and works of famous Dutch scientists.
Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
24 October 1632
Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum
31 January 1956

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
14 April 1629

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz
18 July 1853

Nikolaas TinbergenNikolaas Tinbergen
15 April 1907

Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
21 September 1853
Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman
25 May 1865
Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect'

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
03 December 1933
Atmospheric Chemist

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
16 July 1888

Christiaan EijkmanChristiaan Eijkman
11 August 1858
Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
27 June 1931
Theoretical Physicist

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer
24 November 1925
Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell
13 June 1580
Astronomer & Mathematician

Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals
23 November 1837
Theoretical Physicist

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
05 July 1946
Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist,

Simon StevinSimon Stevin
1548 AD
mathematician, engineer, military personnel
Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
08 December 1730
Botanist, Physician, Physicist

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
16 February 1848
Botanist, Biologist, Geneticist, University

Max EuweMax Euwe
20 May 1901
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,
Jan OortJan Oort
28 April 1900
Astronomer, Scientist, University teacher

Tjalling KoopmansTjalling Koopmans
28 August 1910
Economist, Mathematician
Coenraad Jacob TemminckCoenraad Jacob Temminck
31 March 1778

Samuel Abraham GoudsmitSamuel Abraham Goudsmit
11 July 1902

Gerard P. KuiperGerard P. Kuiper
07 December 1905

Heike Kamerlingh-OnnesHeike Kamerlingh-Onnes
21 September 1853
Bernard FeringaBernard Feringa
18 May 1951
Organic Chemist
Jacobus Henricus van 't HoffJacobus Henricus van 't Hoff
30 August 1852