Oldest Dutch resident passes away just before Christmas

The Netherlands oldest resident has passed away just before Christmas. Geertje Kuijntjes was 114 years old when she passed away two nights ago. 

It’s quite a feat to reach 114 years old – imagine the things Kuijntjes must have seen! We’re talking being a teenage when WWI broke out, living through WWII, and still being around to see the latest iPhone release.

Kuijntjes has been the oldest resident of the Netherlands for an impressive four years. She was born and raised in Gorinchem in 1905, never married, and had no children.

She lived completely independently until entering a nursing home at the age of 105. Kuijntjes was a seamstress until her retirement.

New oldest Dutchie

Utrecht is now host of the oldest resident of the Netherlands. Another female, Anne Brasz-Later is 113 years old.

Kuijntjes death comes just a month after the death of the oldest American, Alelia Murphy, who also lived to the age 114.

Feature Image: Free-Photos/Pixabay

Samantha Dixon
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.


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