Dirk van Foreest (Alkmaar, 1527 - There, August 16 1596) was Treasurer, notary and town council of Alkmaar.
Dirk was the son of Jorden van Foreest (1494-1559) and Margriet, daughter of Nanning Beyers. In 1554 Dirk married Mary Jacobsdr de Groot, who died on January 1 1557. About 1560 He married Catherine of Adamsdr Deim (deceased 1602). They had four children: two sons and two daughters. Both sons joined in his footsteps as a regents, The eldest son Jacob as a regional governor in Hoorn, And the youngest son Adam as mayor of Alkmaar.