There are no silly questions, only questions.
For general research in the Netherlands we use http://wiewaswie.nl
This site is still in beta form and records are still being added. After finding someone there I look for the gemeente where it happend and then I try to find the record on http://www.genver.nl
The record usually gives the parents of the record involved. When too difficult ask a question in this message board about 1 person with as much information about the person that youy already have.