Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Before that he was a municipal councillor of Monster, South Holland. He was an anti-nuclear pacifist and belonged to the left wing of his party. In the late 1980s he became well-known because of his involvement in the making of a new passport.
After his political career he switched to GreenLeft (GroenLinks).
De Visser studied economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
From 1981 to 1991 (with two interruptions) he was a member of the House of Representatives.