Olivier van Noort
The most adventurous Utrechter of all time — Olivier van Noort was an explorer from Utrecht who was the first Dutchman to sail around the world around the beginning of the Golden Age. Olivier van Noort was born in Utrecht around 1558. He was a privateer, a freebooter and admiral. Moreover, he did something remarkable: he was the first Dutchman to sail around the earth. And he wrote a bestseller about it. So a famous man, with a statue in Schoonhoven.
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