Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam

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List of Amsterdam bands, listed by their level of fame. This Amsterdam musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Amsterdam bands are included, as well as many Amsterdam musicians of underground status. This list of Amsterdam musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Amsterdam bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This list features bands like Jan Akkerman and Candy Dulfer.

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Jan Akkerman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock Jan Akkerman is a Dutch guitarist. He first found international commercial success with the band Focus, whom he co-founded with Thijs van Leer. After leaving Focus, Akkerman continued as a solo ...more

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Candy Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Nu jazz, Smooth jazz, Funk Candy Dulfer is a Dutch smooth jazz and funk alto saxophonist who began playing at the age of six. She founded her band, Funky Stuff, when she was fourteen years old. Her debut album Saxuality ...more

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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Disco Don Pepijn Schipper, also known as Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ and producer of electronic dance music. He is known for his eclectic style of production and vocalizing in most of his songs.

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Hans Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Jazz fusion, Jazz Hans Dulfer is a Dutch jazz musician who plays tenor saxophone. Hans Dulfer was born on 28 May 1940 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He began at age 17 and has been referred to as "Big boy" ...more

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Kamil Rustam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Film score Kamil Rustam is a French guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter and producer whose musical career has made known as a prolific musician in many different styles. Rustam was born in Amsterdam, ...more

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2 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house 2 Unlimited is a Dutch-based dance project founded in 1991 by Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde and fronted by Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and Dutch vocalist Anita Doth. During ...more

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André Hazes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Folk music, Levenslied André Gerardus Hazes was a Dutch singer in a genre called levenslied, popular music about everyday life sung in the Dutch language. André Hazes was one of the most successful ...more

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Harry Sacksioni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Pop music, Folk music, Instrumental Harry Sacksioni is a composer and guitar virtuoso of Dutch origin. The peak of his fame was during the 1970s to 1990s. Famous works of this period include Meta Sequoia, Vensters and Elixer, ...more

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Willeke Alberti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Folk music Willeke Alberti is a Dutch singer and actress, the daughter of entertainer and singer Willy Alberti and Hendrika Geertruida Kuiper.

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Trijntje Oosterhuis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Pop music, Jazz Judith Katrijntje "Trijntje" Oosterhuis is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. She formed the band Total Touch with her brother Tjeerd Oosterhuis before she started as a solo artist. She will ...more

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De Dijk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music De Dijk is a Dutch rock band which formed in 1981. The band is named after Zeedijk, a street in their hometown Amsterdam. Their music can be described as a mixture of soul, blues and rock 'n ...more

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Bettie Serveert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Alternative rock, Indie rock Bettie Serveert are a Dutch indie rock band. Their name translates to "Bettie Serves", or "Service to Bettie", which is the title of a book written by Dutch tennis player ...more

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René Froger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
René Froger is a Dutch singer. He was born and spent his first years in the Jordaan, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam. His father, Bolle Jan, had a cafe that Froger started performing in. He ...more

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Johnny Jordaan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Popular music, Folk music, Levenslied Johnny Jordaan was the pseudonym for Johannes Hendricus van Musscher, a Dutch singer of popular music, in particular the genre known as levenslied, a Dutch variety of the French chanson. He was ...more

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Alice DeeJay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Euro-trance, Vocal trance, Dance-pop Alice DeeJay was a Dutch Eurodance group from Amsterdam formed in 1999. The group was founded by Dutch Company Violent Music. They are best known for their 1999 single "Better Off ...more

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Edsilia Rombley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues Edsilia Francisca Rombley is a Dutch singer. She participated in the Soundmixshow in 1996. She represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1998 and 2007.

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Ann Curless is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Adult contemporary music, Dance-pop, House music Ann Curless-Weiss is a popular music singer, most notable for being a member of Exposé.

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Erick E is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Dance music, Techno Erick E, is a well-known DJ and producer. He is known for his energetic and danceable mix of grooves, as well as his enthusiastic interaction with the crowd. Biography Erick Eerdhuizen It’s ...more

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Disavowed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Heavy metal, Death metal Disavowed is a death metal band from Amsterdam, Netherlands and Esbjerg, Denmark.

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Classical music The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a symphony orchestra in the Netherlands, based at the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw. In 1988, Queen Beatrix conferred the "Royal" title upon the ...more

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Chad Butler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Chad Matthew Butler is the drummer for the band Switchfoot which he co-founded along with Jon and Tim Foreman in 1996. Butler lived in Amsterdam for a few years, but he and his family later ...more

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The Ex is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Anarcho-punk, Punk jazz, Punk rock The Ex are an underground band from the Netherlands that formed in 1979 at the height of the original punk explosion. Initially known as an anarcho-punk band, they have since released over 20 ...more

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Claw Boys Claw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Claw Boys Claw Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Punk rock Claw Boys Claw are a Dutch rock and roll band, formed in Amsterdam. The core members of the band are Peter te Bos and John Cameron. The band released eight full-length albums between 1983 and ...more

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Signe Tollefsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Folk music, Folk rock Signe Tollefsen is a United States-Dutch singer-songwriter, settled in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her music has been described as Folk Rock.

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Loïs Lane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Loïs Lane Pop music Loïs Lane is a Dutch girl group of Indo descent, consisting of the sisters Suzanne and Monique Klemann. The group is known in the United States as Lois L, because the group was named after ...more

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Mr. Review is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Ska, Reggae Mr. Review is a Dutch ska revival band, formed by Roel Ording and Arne Visser in 1983 in Amsterdam. They were active from 1983 to 1998, when the band officially dissolved. Three years later the ...more

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Scram C Baby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Scram C Baby Alternative rock Scram C Baby is a Dutch band, founded in the late eighties. Line-up in 2010: Geert de Groot, John Cees Smit, Marit de Loos en Frank van Praag. John Cees Smit participated in TAP and De Zwarte ...more

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Voicst is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Pop rock, Indie rock Voicst are a three-piece indie rock band hailing from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. "Voicst" was the name of a stray cat at the band's very first practice space in Amsterdam.

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Panda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Urban contemporary, Electronic dance music, Dance music Pieter Hooghoudt, known by his stage name Panda, a Dutch electronic music artist living in Amsterdam, specializing in Drum and Bass. He gained an interest in electronic music in his teenage ...more

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Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Electronic music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Bauer is a band founded in 1999 by former Bettie Serveert drummer Berend Dubbe and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The band writes upbeat electronic music.

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Def P & Beatbusters is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Old-school hip hop, 2 Tone Def P & Beatbusters is a Dutch music group consisting of rapper Def P of the Amsterdam old-school hip-hop band Osdorp Posse and ska band Beatbusters from the rural Betuwe area of The ...more

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1200 Micrograms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Electronic dance music, Psychedelic trance, Electronica 1200 Micrograms is a psychedelic trance act from Ibiza. The members are Riktam and Bansi from GMS, Raja Ram from Shpongle and trance artist Chicago.

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The Ticket That Exploded is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Folk music, Indie rock The Ticket That Exploded is an acoustic guitar and vocal duo from Amsterdam, Netherlands, comprising Vincent de Bel and Nathan de Vos. They take their name from the William S. Burroughs book of ...more

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Max Franken is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock Max Franken is the drummer of Minimal Compact, a rock band that achieved success in Europe in the 1980s. Born in Amsterdam, he is the only non-Israeli member of the band. He is also a member of ...more

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Growling Mad Scientists is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Electronic dance music, Psychedelic trance, Electronica GMS is a Dutch psychedelic trance duo which has attained significant popularity from the early 1990s to the present time. Formed by Shajahan Matkin and Joseph Quinteros in the city of Amsterdam, ...more

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Osdorp Posse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Osdorp Posse Hip hop music The Osdorp Posse, founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1989, was one of the first groups to make rap music in Dutch. All four members are related to each other. Influenced by gangsta rap, they ...more

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Party Animals is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Happy hardcore, Mainstream hardcore Party Animals were a pop-gabber group from the Netherlands. The band was created by producers Jeff Porter and Jeroen Flamman, along with vocalists MCs Remsy, Evert van Buschbach, Patrick de ...more

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Minimal Compact is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock Minimal Compact was an Israeli rock band associated with the post-punk and indie rock movement of the 1980s.

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Beaver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Rock music, Stoner rock Beaver or 13eaver as it is now known is a stoner rock band from the Netherlands. All of their CDs are considered rare, and are all out of print.

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Moke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Moke Britpop, Indie rock Moke is a Dutch band from Amsterdam, which was founded in 2005. They published their debut album Shorland in 2007. Their music is often referred to as Britpop. The band is most popular in the ...more

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Mind Shelter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Gone Bald is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Amsterdam
Noise rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock Gone Bald is a noise rock band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The band was founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 1994. Soon thereafter, the band hitch-hiked to Amsterdam and that's where the band ...more