How tall is Mark Rutte

Mark Rutte's Height

6ft 4 (193 cm)

Dutch politician, who has been the Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010.

How tall is Mark Rutte
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 4.12in (193.3cm)
Tunman said on 20/Feb/21
Here's Vucic with Erdogan who won't be more than 182 these days
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Clearly a legit 13cm difference which will make him a true 195 although he surprisingly looked nowhere near it with Xi.Is Xi really a lift wearer though?Hmmm....Anyways once again 6'6.5 is clearly ruled out
Tunman said on 20/Feb/21
As shocking as it is Vucic doesn't look even 6'4 next to Xi Jinping who must be truly 179 like Rob said
Xi with 174 Viktor Orban Click Here
And Vucic with Xi Click Here at the very best I would have said 6'3.75-4.Even assuming that Xi wore lifts which I doubt he won't be more than 6'4.75-5 or around 195 simply nowhere near 6'6.5
Tunman said on 14/Feb/21
Rama is definitely 9 or 9,5cm taller than 6'1.5 Stoltenberg so if anything a perfect example of a true 196 (6'5-5.25).I'm assuming that Trump may have turned more 6'0.25 these days.Yeah an intimidating guy for sure.
How tall is Vucic the serbian president?He also looks quite impressive although I'm not sure he's as tall as the 6'6.5 he's listed at?He could look 0.5" taller than Rama in some pics and 0.5" shorter in others,I can't decide.Likely somewhere in that 195-97 range
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/21
Edi Rama does look like a big 6 ft 5 range guy, maybe 6'5.5 with Trump. 198 earlier in the day, or when younger is possible but more a very solid 6'5 range type of guy I think. Quite intimidating guy.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Feb/21
See, there he looks 5'11-6ft!
Arch Stanton said on 5/Feb/21
Much taller than I thought, I usually find it easy to spot a guy near 6 ft 4. Looking at him by himself I would have thought nearer 6 ft but he does look it with Trudeau. Generally doesn't give a very tall impression to me. He's like a cross between my old history teacher and Gethin Jones, a bit kinky looking haha.
MD said on 21/Jan/21
With 6'1.5" Justin Trudeau:

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Nik J Ashton said on 5/Dec/20
He's solid tall in Holland but the very tall range most likely starts at 6'5"!
Tim. said on 3/Dec/20
Wow... the guy on the right in that picture is gigantic! Haha... just kidding, he's standing on something obviously. As for Willem Alexander... I've seen him listed at 190 and I wouldn't be surprised if that's rather accurate. In most pictures where he's standing next to Rutte it looks like he's only a few cms shorter.
Tunman said on 1/Dec/20
Rob,how tall do you think King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima are?There are many good pics with 169-70 Francois Hollande,I felt 188-89 for him and 174-75 for her
Editor Rob
when you see Willem with Obama and Rutte it could seem 188-9 range is feasible
Tunman said on 29/Nov/20
Yeah,it's possible that in some other less cosmopilitan regions the average could be slightly 183 maybe?While 188 is definitely a common mark in your country,it's still clearly over average.Having visited many belgian cities I can tell the dutch speaking city of Antwerp has a higher average than say Brussels or Liege but I don't know much about dutch cities tbh.

Anyways if I had to classify Europe according to average height the highest would be in Netherlands Scandinavia and Finland.Most former Yugoslavian countries have also a high average.
Then it would be mainly Central and Eastern Europe at least the largest part of them.Western Europe(not including Germany and Austria) is probably shorter.The smallest average of Europe could be the South Eastern part(Romania,Moldova,Bulgaria)as these regions are also among the poorest of Europe
Tim. said on 28/Nov/20
RJT, I'm not sure, man, I've noticed in almost every country I've been to that people are on average shorter than people in my own country.
Tim. said on 28/Nov/20
You're welcome. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I feel that in every other country guys tend to be shorter. Even when I visit my neighbouring countries Belgium or Germany I notice a difference. I travelled through the US and Canada and I noticed most guys there were shorter than me. But I suppose in Southern Europe or like in Italy people are on average shorter than in Western Europe, at least that was my impression when I was there.

Also, if you'd only visit Amsterdam in the Netherlands you might still be tall at 190 cm because probably 70% of the people you'd meet are tourists or expats anyway, hahaha. I guess if you really wanna meet the Dutch you'd have to visit other places than Amsterdam.
Tunman said on 28/Nov/20
@Tim and Tim
I was in Amsterdam last January.Tbh I doubt you'd feel average at 188.Actually you'll be tall in every kind of situation even in university.Obviously it's just MY OPINION.
Being about 5'9.5 but wearing thin footwear making me look 5'9 I thought the average youngster can't be more than 181 which compared to my country is exceptional.188 must be the equivalent of 185 in US/UK a solid tall height(85%)and for my country it's the equivalent of 180.Just that you realize how exceptional it is to have an average of 181:if you're 5'9 in my country you're already above average,now if you count the number of people at 6'1.5 it will be easily 20-25 times smaller.In your country you'll have the same share of 5'9 and 6'1.5.To be average at 6'2 would mean you'd have the same number of 5'9 and 6'7...nah I didn't witness that,at least in Amsterdam.While I only spent 4 days in Netherlands(only Amsterdam) I'd be surprised if it's really much higher in the northern regions.Your country being wealthy and quite small(no disrespect meant)I doubt there will be a significant difference between highest and lowest place maybe 1 cm at most...
RJT said on 28/Nov/20

I see, thanks for your response! Guess I 'll be "looking up" a lot if I travel to Netherland, which I'm not used to here in Asia lol.

What other Western countries do you feel rather tall to when traveling?
Tim. said on 27/Nov/20

If I walk the streets for half an hour I would see plenty of guys taller than me for sure. It also depends on where you live. It might seem odd for such a tiny country, but in the north and west people are on average taller than in the south, where I grew up. It's not rare to meet girls that are my height or taller, but it doesn't happen on a daily basis either obviously.

When I think back at college for example, I would say in most classes 15% of the guys were shorter than me, 10% would be taller (in the 190cm), and 75% would be more or less my height. And this was in the south, in the north it might be different.

I feel pretty average here. The only time I sometimes feel tall is when I'm travelling, even in other western countries I notice that guys are often shorter than the average guy here. I can imagine you being really tall at 190cm in an Asian country.
RJT said on 27/Nov/20

At 188cm, do you see guys taller or much taller than you on daily basis? Do you feel average or tallish? Is it a safe height in a sense that you rarely see girls taller than you over there?

Yeah I guess that's why it's the average height, not median. You guys have a lot of over 195cm guys, but also plenty guys under 180cm guys, which after averaging it out, turn out to be just under 6ft (182cm).

Just curious cause I'm around 190cm and usually the tallest guys in everyday situations here. (South East Asia)
Tim. said on 26/Nov/20
I would say it's still tall, but probably not as tall as in many other countries. I am 188cm (6'2), and even though I know plenty of really tall but also really short guys here, I would say most of my friends and guys I know, are around my height, give or take a few cms. Whenever you find yourself in a group of guys here, there are usually always a bunch of guys who are taller than 190cm.
RJT said on 25/Nov/20

Just curious, is 6'4 (193cm) considered "tall" in Netherland?

I'm guessing it's considered tall, but not very. Maybe like 6'2 in the US/UK.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/20
He's younger than he looks. I thought he was in his 60's....he's only 53!. Looks a typical 6ft4 guy. Early morning I'm sure he'd measure near 194cm. Evening though could be 192.5-193cm
Tunman said on 24/Nov/20
If you're dutch then you probably have enough references to compare with.I'm still thinking that 6'3.5 or 3.75 isn't completely impossible.The possibility of him losing a fraction by early 50's?Maybe and maybe not.Since he wakes up at least at 194 maybe even near 195,claiming 193 isn't a problem,although he could be just under that at his lowest.
Tim. said on 23/Nov/20
I'm Dutch, so I see the guy on TV a lot and I've seen him standing next to plenty of other people to have a good judgement on his height. He could be a cm shorter by now at 53, but he definitely is or is close to 193cm.
Tunman said on 22/Nov/20
That seems much more likely but do you reckon he's the kind of guy who almost never looks his height on pics?You could have a rapid glance on pics of him with Obama,Xi Jinping and others,if anything he consistantly looks 6'3 although for me it's hard to believe you've been 1.5" off the truth.
With Cameron I would give him a weak 6'4 which is certainly more reasonable than 6'3 flat anyways.
However take a look at this video of him with Macron,while he certainly towers him I'm not sure there's more than 7" well even if the camera could possibly favor Macron it's hard to see 8" tbh
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Editor Rob
I think overall he could be near 193, but yeah there are some situations he hasn't looked it
Tunman said on 22/Nov/20
Since he claimed 193 listing him at 194 doesn't make sense.With Cameron
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I see a strong 3" difference maybe 3.25" could be bang on.192-93 is indeed the most reasonable range,I can see arguments for both figures.Alexander could very well be slightly under 190
Editor Rob
I hadn't yet seen the 193cm, but I looked and saw the reporter holding the advert with 193cm: click here
Tim. said on 21/Nov/20
Rutte is around 193 cm, as he has stated in an interview. You can see him standing next to Willem Alexander who is 190 cm and you can see that Rutte is a bit taller. The only person who appears to be taller than Rutte is Wopke Hoekstra, the third one from the right, and that makes sense because he's reported to be almost 2 meters tall.
Tunman said on 19/Nov/20
Even in a Dutch cabinet at 6'4.5 there won't be too many people close to that height,could be the equivalent of 191cm in UK.In that video Roots posted he looks no more than 1.5" taller than Stoltenberg.I could see how he can be 6'3.5 if he was slightly further away from the camera but 6'4.5 is definitely a joke
Tim. said on 18/Nov/20
@Tunman, but that's a Dutch cabinet, almost everyone is tall. Rutte is probably 193 cm, like he says.
Tunman said on 10/Nov/20
Click Here Rutte is the 6th from left
Even without knowing the other guys height 6'4.5 sounds unlikely.Too many guys are close to his height and the one on the right has several inches on him.
Tunman said on 10/Nov/20
Edi Rama is 195 tops and by the way he claimed 198 so 6'7 or 6'7.5 is a joke.Stoltenberg I believe is truly the 6'1.5 he's listed at.Edi looks like he could be a solid 3" taller than him if his head was level,perhaps 3.25 max.So yeah 194-5 for Rama and 190-91 for Rutte makes sense
Jkiller said on 25/Oct/20
Roots4828 said on 10/Oct/20
Mark Rutte next to Boris Johnson and Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO Summit: Click Here (39:30). Jens Stoltenberg looks about 6’1” as he was slightly taller than Trump. I think Mark is a little over 6’3”. Definitely can’t see a big 6’4.5”. At 39:18 is the supposedly 6’7” Albanian PM Edi Rama.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Aug/20
So Obama is 6'2 1/4. Hmmm..
Piet said on 15/Jun/20
Rutte once said that he's 193 cm and not the 185 cm that is listed on some websites. I think that's probably correct. Willem Alexander's height is 190 cm, and you can see Rutte is a little bit taller than him when they are standing next to each other.
5.9 legit guy said on 9/May/20
He seems to be just 2inches taller than Obama so I would say 6ft3
I don't get where the 194cm estimation come from,it is not sustainable
Ronaldo 185.5cm said on 30/Mar/20
#Junior Hernandez 1990 One or two or few photos don't explain the truth, he isnt 6'3 range thats for sure, he is over 6'4.
Jackman said on 19/Mar/19
Wilder's security are definitely a physical abnormality as at least two of his regulars are 4 - 5 inches taller than him.

That said a lot of the time in photos you see he is surrounded by people who are more than half a head shorter than him so he's clearly above average for Dutch standards.

There's a picture of him with 5'7 Gerard Batten and I'd say there was about 8 - 9 inches between them.

6'4 would be a safe bet.

Rutte is 194cm and not a mm under.
Tunman said on 1/Mar/19
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No way Wilders is 6'5 maybe 6'3 at best since Le Pen is only 5'7.25 though probably in heels.
Oliver S said on 10/Jan/19
He can be 193.3cm next to 184 cm Turkish President Erdogan.
tree said on 6/Dec/18
Rob u have this guy too high.
With Romanian president Klaus Iohannis who is 190cm Click Here
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Next to Prince Felipe,Obama,Trump,Cameron
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Wirt GUILDERS said on 30/Aug/18
I'm also curious to know Geert Wilder's height.

There are many pics of him surrounded by I'm guessing his bodyguards who are all exactly the same height as him except one guy who is at least 6 inches taller than the rest of the team.

If he is 6'5 his security is full of giants.

The taller guy must be 6'11.
World Citizen said on 10/Jul/18
Hey Rob can you add Geert Wilders?
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Jun/18
Rob, I think 194cm was a shoes height. Look clearly 5-6cm taller than 185cm Obama not more.

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Quoter86 said on 5/Jun/18
Only 2" taller looking than 6'1 Obama. How do you explain that Rob?
Lgg said on 1/Jun/18
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How tall is the albanian pm here with mark rob
He claimes 198 cm
Editor Rob
Could be 3-4cm taller.
joe### said on 9/May/18
6´4 flat possible
Megas Saibemo said on 5/May/18
That does NOT make sense! Look at this photo: Click Here

Willem-Alexander (The guy with blonde hair) is 183 cm and he is not much shorter than Mark Rutte who is 194.3 cm, a 11 cm difference is not supposed to be only like this...

Something is wrong here, any explanation? For me, it seems like Mark Rutte is 6'3 because they are both standing straight in that photo.
MD said on 29/Jan/18
That is silly. He's very clearly well over 6'0".
MarathonMan said on 26/Jan/18
I'm sorry, but Rutte is 6' 1/2'' - 6'1''. And these are Dutch sources. It's remarkable to notice that in ALL photos where Rutte appears to be very tall, he's in fact much closer to the camera.
Zahid said on 23/Jan/18
Fair guess. Seemed in the 6'4.5" range next to David Cameron: Click Here
DreadPirateRoberts said on 23/Jan/18
Had no idea he was this tall haha I even live in the netherlands
Koreanorigin188cm said on 23/Jan/18
Hey Rob, do you think South Slavs (people from the Dinaric Alps) are taller than the dutch? Random question but curious to hear your response.
Editor Rob
Yes, there was a study done with a good sample and it said 28% of young guys were 190cm or taller.
awkward said on 23/Jan/18
What is the height of Willem Alexander Rob ? He is listed at 6ft, in term of proportions he looks exactly that tall but next to most celebs (Obama, Felipe, Rutte) he looks 6-2 at least
I think that Mark is rather 6-3
Editor Rob
6ft would be short-changing him, 6ft 2 range is more likely.
MD said on 23/Jan/18
I see you didn't think he was 6'5", but this honestly isn't that far off. lol

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