1629 Born in Rotterdam, the son of a master bricklayer.
1652 After being apprenticed to Nicolaes Berchem de Hooch is by now working in Delft.
1653 He is noted as a painter and servant in the employment of a linen merchant Justus de la Grange.
1654 Marries Jannetje van der Burch in Rotterdam.
1655 Admitted to the Guild of St Luke in Delft.
1661 Settles in Amsterdam.
1684 At his death he is recorded as an inmate of the insane asylum.
1657 Two Women in a Courtyard, London, Royal Collection
1658 The Courtyard of a House in Delft, London, National Gallery
1658 Interior with a Woman drinking with Two Men, London, National Gallery
1658 Woman drinking with Soldiers, Paris, Musée du Louvre
1660 Woman Nursing and Infant with a Child Feeding a Dog, San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts
1661 A Woman and her Maid in a Courtyard, London, National Gallery
1660–63 A Woman Preparing Bread and Butter for a Boy, Malibu, J Paul Getty Museum
1663 Interior with Women beside a Linen Chest, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
c1663 A Boy Bringing Bread, London, Wallace Collection
1663 Mother Lacing her bodice beside a Cradle, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
1677 A Musical Gathering in a Courtyard, London, National Gallery
1680 Couple with a Parrot , Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum