Groot, Boudewijn de

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Groot, Boudewijn de Gender: M
born on 20 May 1944 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Jakarta, Indonesia, 6s10, 106e48
Timezone JST h9e (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°41' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°52 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°42'

Boudewijn de Groot
photo: Filip Naudts,, license cc-by-sa-3.0


The most famous Dutch protest singer and songwriter.

His father was the postman Willem Frederik de Groot (19 December 1898, Haarlemermeer - 26 June 1969, Haarlem). They married 26 May 1937 in Bandoeng and got one daughter and two sons.

He was born in the Japanese concentration camp Kramat, close to Batavia (Jakarta). September 1944 the mother and children were moved to concentration camp Tjideng, near Batavia, leaving the father behind. Here his mother, the dancer "Fee" (Fairy) Sophie Elisabeth Saueressig (3 October 1906, Bandoeng - 22 June 1945, Batavia) died just before the end of WW2.

May 1946, the family bereaved of the mother returned to the Netherlands. The children stayed with an aunt in Haarlem, but the father went back to Indonesia to full-fill his promised obligations to the Dutch government. In 1951 he returned to the Netherlands, remarried on 3 August 1953 Wilhelmina Keijser in Heemstede and united with his children. Here Boudewijn met his later songwriter Lennaert Nijgh (29 January 1945, Haarlem - 28 November 2002, Haarlem), who lived in the same street and was befriended with his step brother Dick.

After graduation from the Coornhert Lyceum in Haarlem, Boudewijn went to the Dutch Film academy in Amsterdam (graduated 1964).

He is known for protest songs like the anti Vietnam War song "Welterusten Meneer de President" (1966), the carnival song "Het Land van Maas en Waal" (1967), "Jimmy" (1973) and "Avond" (1996)among others. See the Wikipedia for details.

On 17 April 2015 he issued his twelfth album "Achter glas" (Behind glass). On 24 April 2015 it became number 1 of the Dutch album top 100.

Under the pseudonym Frank de Groot, Boudewijn translated seven novels of Stephen King.

De Groot married trice. With Anneke Versteeg (9 July 1945 - 2 October 2011, A'dam) he got his eldest son Marcel de Groot (27 December 1964, Amsterdam), who like his father became a singer. They also got Caya de Groot (5 April 1967, Weesp), an actress. From Alma Netten (1950), he got his youngest son Jim de Groot (26 Augustus 1972, Amsterdam), also an actor. They divorced in 1980. In 1995 he married Anja Bak, the second spouse of his friend Lennaert Nijgh.

Link to Wikipedia


  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with King, Stephen (born 21 September 1947). Notes: translated seven novels into Dutch as "Frank de Groot"


  • Death of Significant person 25 November 1943 in Batavia (Grandfather Petrus Eduardus Sauessig, born Batavia 21 Nov 1866)
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  • Family trauma September 1944 (Father went to another camp)
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  • Death of Significant person 26 February 1958 in Den Haag (Grandmother Jeanne Hermine Koch, born Soerabaja 3 May 1879)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 14 May 1964 in Hilversum (First recording for Phonogram)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 9 September 1964 (Anneke Versteeg)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 27 December 1964 in Amsterdam (Marcel de Groot born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 April 1967 in Weesp (Caya de Groot born)
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  • Death of Father 26 June 1969 in Haarlem (Willem Frederik de Groot)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 26 August 1972 in Amsterdam (Jim de Groot born)
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  • Death of Significant person 28 November 2002 in Haarlem (Lennaert Herman Nijgh, born Haarlem, 29 Jan 1945)
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  • Death of Mate 2 October 2011 in Amsterdam (Anneke Versteeg)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 17 April 2015 (twelfth album "Achter glas" (Behind glass).)
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Source Notes

Selma Schepel quotes the archive of J.G. Toonder in Sterrentijd 24 of 1 December 1991.

Biografie - Boudewijn de

Saueressig, Sophie Elisabeth (1906-1945)was his mother.


  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Traits : Personality : Idealist
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (protest songs)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator (Under the pseudonym "Frank de Groot", he translated seven Stephen King novels)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession