Referees from Netherlands

Bjorn Kuipers
Intl. since: 2006
Hometown: Oldenzaal
He could have been the ref of the CL 2012 final, if not for Pierluigi Collina. The UEFA referee boss didn't like Kuipers giving his opinion after the quarter-final match Barca - Mi
Kevin Blom
Intl. since: 2005
Hometown: Alphen aan de Rijn
On February 20, 2004 Kevin Blom refereed his first match in the Eredivisie (the top Dutch league). He received his FIFA badge a year later. When he is not on the field he educates
Bas Nijhuis
Intl. since: 2007
Hometown: Enschede
Bas Nijhuis refused the job of additional assistant referee to Bjorn Kuipers fot the 2012 European Championships. Van Boekel and Liesveld are better choices, he said. UEFA didn't
Danny Makkelie
Intl. since: 2011
Hometown: Dordrecht
Danny Desmond Makkelie is a category 2 referee who got his FIFA badge in 2011. He is active in the Dutch Eredivisie since 2009 and an A-group referee since 2010. It was thanks to P
Eric Braamhaar
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Enter
January 2009 in a match De Graafschap - PSV, a fan jumped on the field and deliberately bumped into assistant referee Simons. Simons fell and rolled for a metre or two, a clear div
Mario van der Ende
Intl. since:
Hometown: Naarden
Mario van der Ende started as a referee in 1977 in the district of the Hague. Two years later he was promoted to KNVB-referee (Dutch FA) reaching the national C-list in 1984. In 19
Jan Wegereef
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown: Hellevoetssluis
For a few hours Dutch referee Jan Wegereef held the record for most cards shown during a World Cup match: 12, until he was beaten on the very same day by Lopez Nieto who showed 16
Jan Keizer
Intl. since: 1974
Hometown: Volendam
Not Jan Keizer's fault, of course, but famous Scotland manager Jock Stein collapsed of a heart attack (and later died) after the Dutch referee awarded a penalty kick to Stein's Sc
Rene Temmink
Intl. since: 1995
Hometown: Deventer.
Heavy set and very tall, Temmink officiated more than 400 matches in the Dutch top league (eredivisie). From 1995 he lead more than 75 international matches.
Dick Jol
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown: Scheveningen
Dick Jol has his own website: www.dickjol.nl
Serdar Gozubuyuk
Intl. since: 2012
Hometown: Haarlem
At his wedding (we presume)
Leo Horn
Intl. since: 1951
Hometown: Bentveld
Leo Horn went to Chile to officiate at the 1962 World Cup finals. It came a bit of a shock to the fairly rich businessman when he found out he had to share his hotel room in Santia
Charles Corver
Intl. since: 1972
Hometown: Voorburg
Corver has worked for Heineken and he sat in the local council for a party called VVD (right wing liberals) and even made it council man for a year.
Pieter Vink
Intl. since: 2004
Hometown: Noordwijkerhout
Pieter Vink would like to think of himself as "an honest man holding strong opinions". In a 2008 television interview he showed himself being humble and friendly. Not so on the fie
Pol van Boekel
Intl. since: 2008
Hometown: Venray
The fact that Van Boekel used to play for VVV, a team that returned to the Eredivisie - the Dutch highest league - for a year (2007 - 2008), can made some coaches a bit nervous. In
John Blankenstein
Intl. since: 1985
Hometown: De Bilt
John Blankenstein believed a referee should adapt to the players and to the style of the country they were from. He strongly believed there should be room for improvisation, thus b
Dick van Egmond
Intl. since: 1997
Hometown: Voorhout
In his daily life Dick van Egmond is a police spokesman for the Kennemerland district in the Netherlands.
Laurens van Ravens
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Schiedam / Voorburg
The Rangers had won the first leg of the 2nd round of the 1972 Cup Winner's Cup and Sporting won the return match so Lau Van Ravens ordered a penalty shoot-out. The Portuguese won.
D. Johannes Mutters
Intl. since: 1919
Hometown:
Mutters had a hard time communicating during the OG games final. Mutters spoke no Spanish and the players of both teams had no English either.
Jaap Uilenberg
Intl. since:
Hometown:
The Dutch referee boss Jaap Uilenberg is a bit of a controversial character. As a referee he took the then referee boss to court to change the retirement age for officials. Uilenbe
Ruud Bossen
Intl. since: 2001
Hometown: Haarlem
Inside the Dutch football association Ruud Bossen has pleaded often to abolish the off-side rule in amateur football.
Piet Roomer
Intl. since: 1956
Hometown: Rotterdam
Piet Roomer also used to be a host for foreign referees visiting Feyenoord in Rotterdam.
Roelof Luinge
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown: Bussum
Of course there have been protest against him and bad reviews, you can't stay faultless in over 700 matches. Luinge remembers only one really grave mistake. That was when he sent o
Richard Liesveld
Intl. since: 2008
Hometown:
Richard Liesveld once sent off a player when he booked him for the first time, thinking it was the second warning.
Karel van der Meer
Intl. since: 1939
Hometown: Den Haag
Hungarian Major Puskas was a real character and a great player who had spat at referee George Ellis in 1955, when Van der Meer encountered him a few months later in a match Hungary
Johann Bronkhorst
Intl. since: 1946
Hometown: Velp
Bronkhorst once refused to take charge of a match, because one of the players had insulted him a few months before. When the Dutch Football Federation wanted to suspend him, Bronkh
Egbert Mulder
Intl. since: 1979
Hometown: Slochteren, Ijmuiden
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Jack van Hulten
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Internationally active for only two or three years, Jack van Hulten lasted much longer in the Dutch Eredivisie from which he retired at 50, June 2011 and only because he was offere
Gerard Geurds
Intl. since: 1980
Hometown: Tongelre
Many Dutch referees stepped into local politics after their retirement. In his home town of Eindhoven Geurds was part of a party called Ouderen Appèl (elderly people).
Dennis Higler
Intl. since: 2017
Hometown:
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Christiaan Groothoff
Intl. since:
Hometown: Woudrichem
In 1920, Christiaan Groothoff went to the Olympic Games in Antwerp, as a journalist. He wrote articles about it and more thsn one was about Spain, a new team to enter the internati
Bep Thomas
Intl. since: 1979
Hometown: Amsterdam
As a player he once told a bad referee he was sure he could do better and he did. Thomas was a national referee from 1975 until 1991 and international from around 1979 until 1990.#
Herbert James Willing
Intl. since: 1906
Hometown: Rotterdam
Herbert (Bep) Willing took charge of matches in the 1912 Olympic Games. One of the matches was the consolation final.
Andries van Leeuwen
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Enschede
An international referee from 1957 until 1963.
Johan Martens
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Zeist
International referee from 1957 until 1963.
Arie van Gemert
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Dubbeldam
In 1969 Feyenoord player Piet Romeijn yelled "Hondelul" (dog's prick) at Arie van Gemert, he denied it of course and said he had used the word "onbenul" (nitwit). The case became k
Ignace van Swieten
Intl. since: 1983
Hometown: Eindhoven
Ignace van Swieten was the first referee in the Netherlands to abandon a match because of calls from spectators. In a match Ajax - AZ ('67) in 1984 Ajax fans yelled Keesie is a
Leo van der Kroft
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown: The Hague
In 1972 Leo van der Kroft was the first ref to have shown a yellow card in the Netherlands (to Feyenoord player Van Hanegem).
Henk van Ettekoven
Intl. since:
Hometown: Ede
Disappointed when he had to stop assessing refs in The Netherlands because of his age, Henk van Ettekoven keeps himself active in other ways. As a chairman of the rules committee h
Jan Beck
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Amsterdam, Osdorp
An international referee from 1975 until the end of 1979. Two matches in the third round of the UEFA Cup may have been his matches with the highest profile.
Ad Boogaerts
Intl. since: 1964
Hometown: Dordrecht
Ad (Adrianus) Boogaerts is a retired Dutch referee who was active internationally from 1964 until (probably) 1972.
Willem Eymers
Intl. since:
Hometown:
The match Denmark - Spain at the 1920 Olympics was the first international match for the Spanish team.
Wolf Simon Boas
Intl. since:
Hometown:
We not sure about his first name, it may be Marcus, Wolf or Simon or something else. Boas was active as a referee in the 1920s an 30s. He is known in the Netherlands as the referee
Klaas Schipper
Intl. since: 1947
Hometown: Groningen
In 1959, in the town of Groningen, in a sold out Oosterpark stadium, Feyenoord and FC Santos played a farewell match for referee Klaas Schipper. FC Santos won 3-0. Although it was
Theo Boosten
Intl. since: 1968
Hometown: Hoensbroek
This is not about him but about his assistant who, in a match Feyenoord - PSV in 1975, head butted a PSV sider. The player had complained to him about a canceled goal. Boosten didn
Dennis Higler
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Janus Aalbrecht
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Hoek van Holland
In 1965 during a Eredivisie match MVV-Heracles, through a faulty watch or a lack of a stadium clock, Janus Aalbrecht ended 14 minutes early. His linesmen and the spectators had to
Hans Boekman
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Hans Boekman was the subject of a "this is your life" radio programme in the 50s.
Cees Bakker
Intl. since:
Hometown:
The picture of Cees bakker is from a larger one featuring Bakker, Jaap Uilenberg and Frans Houben.
Jef Dorpmans
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown:
The can (see his Bio), now in the Vitesse museum, prompted a man named Jan Stellenburg to invent the PET-bottle. Thinking he had to come up with a bottle that - when thrown - could
Johannes van Moorsel
Intl. since:
Hometown: Rotterdam
It wasn't one of the requirements in those days to be able to speak English, so when the English national team players found out Van Moorsel could understand them, he heard them wa
Frans Derks
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Breda
from: Andre Hoogeboom: Op z'n Frans
Herman van Dijk
Intl. since: 1995
Hometown:
Herman van Dijk played forward for Heerenveen before the team turned professional. He was the kind of player who always had something to say to the ref and who was often suspended
Ben Haverkort
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Exloo
As a 4th referee in an international match, Ben Haverkort once forgot his time board to show the added stoppage time. The referee (Haverkort doesn't say who) realized this and wise
Hendrik Weerink
Intl. since: 1974
Hometown: Coevorden
A referee in professional football for 19 years, Henk Weerink started in 1963 and got his FIFA badge in 1974 and took charge of 37 intl. matches.
Hans Reygwart
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Researching Hans Reygwart you'll find many politically coloured articles. Apparently he has enemies (national newspaper De Telegraaf) and friends (UEFA's Jaap Uilenberg).
Jef van Vliet
Intl. since:
Hometown: Sprundel
Internationally active in the early 1990s, now a referee educator.
Frans Houben
Intl. since:
Hometown: Mariahoop
The picture of Frans Houben is from a larger one featuring Cees Bakker, Jaap Uilenberg and Houben.
Willem Beltman
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Deventer
In 1959 Willem Beltman took charge of a match Galatasaray - Besiktas for the Turkish championship.
Wim Schalks
Intl. since: 1964
Hometown: Leiden
The World Cup qualifier Northern Ireland - Turkey in 1968 could have been his most important international match. Schalks was internationally active 1964-1968.
Theo van Zwieteren
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Internationally active in the 1920s
Joop Vervoort
Intl. since: 1972
Hometown: Bennekom
Johannes (Joop) Vervoort was a FIFA referee in 1972, 73 and 74. Vervoort died in 1993, age 61.
Chris van der Laar
Intl. since:
Hometown: Enschede
After his career as a referee and FIFA referee (briefly), Chris van der Laar became the general manager of team Den Bosch until he was fired in 1994.
H.A. Meerum Terwogt
Intl. since:
Hometown: Rijswijk
The story goes that Amsterdam born Albert Meerum Terwogt just happened to pick up a whistle one day and grew into refereeing. His first international match was Sweden - Hungary in
Hugo Luyten
Intl. since:
Hometown: Elslo
In 2003 in a lower division match Eindhoven - Heracles Luijten knocked a player down with an elbow while pulling a yellow card.
Jan de Wolf
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Internationally active in the 1930s.
Bertus Ausum
Intl. since:
Hometown: Dordrecht
Bertus Ausum (sometimes "Aussum") was a FIFA referee until season 1955/56.
Gerard Dyxhoorn
Intl. since:
Hometown:
In Dutch his name written as Dijkshoorn makes more sense, Dyxhoorn is the name we found on international sites. Gerard Willem Dijkshoorn took charge of a match between Belgium and
Jaap van der Niet
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Ben Hoppenbrouwer
Intl. since: 1974
Hometown:
Sources name him Koen Hoppenbrouwer, but it is Ben. He was a FIFA referee for two years, 1974 and 1975.
van Bisselink
Intl. since:
Hometown:
It could also be Besselink. We found no first name.
Hendrik Pijper
Intl. since: 1972
Hometown: Vlaardingen
An international referee in 1972 and 1973.
Dirk Nijs
Intl. since:
Hometown: Rotterdam
Dirk Nijs owned a shop that sold coal, was a goalkeeper and later member of the board of a amateur team called De Musschen (the sparrows) and a renowned referee before and after WW
Aad van Welzenes
Intl. since: 1941
Hometown: Rotterdam
Van Welzenes once canceled the winning goal by DHC (Leiden) in an important regional match against ADO (The Hague) because time was up. He had not whistled to indicate end of match
Gerrit J Berrevoets
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Amsterdam
Berrevoets was a lines man in the 1976 European Cup quarter-final Madrid Borussia. 1976 was his last year as a FIFA referee which he had been for one or two years.
Wim Egbertzen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
In 1991 the Dutch FA (KNVB) told Egbertzen he was no longer a referee. He had had too many bad reviews and had to make way to new refs (one of them was future World Cup ref Jan Weg
Henri Vermeulen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Henri Constant Albert Vermeulen took charge of a friendly in 1905, one of the many Holland-Belgiums.
A P Formanoy
Intl. since:
Hometown: Ijmuiden
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Johan Hazeu
Intl. since:
Hometown: Rotterdam, Breda
A referee from 1910 till 1936 and a member of the referee committee until 1960. Hazeu did not read a manual before his debut and wore a cap and a rain coat in his first match.
J C van Gelder
Intl. since:
Hometown: Voorburg
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Max Foltynski
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Koen Brouwer
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Vlaardingen
Koen(raad) Brouwer was an international referee for at least one season 1971/72, maybe one more. He retired in 1972.
Siem Wellinga
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Boekelo
National referee 1967 -1978, international ref for at least one year: 1976, possibly one more before that.
Andre la Croix
Intl. since: 1961
Hometown: Amsterdam
An international referee during two season 1961/62, 1962/63.

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