Keetje Tippel

Keetje Tippel (Cathy Tippel) is a historical character, who lived in Amsterdam during the 19th century.

Keetje came from the northern province of Frisia, with her father, mother and small sisters. Continually beset by difficulties, she succeeds in working her way up from extreme poverty, to eventually find romance and wealth. Forced into prostitution by her mother, in later life she proves more than a match for the men in her life.