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List of notable or famous drummers from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top drummers born in the Netherlands and even some popular drummers who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch drummers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These drummers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known drummer from the Netherlands is included when available.

A list made up of people like Alex Van Halen and Han Bennink.

This historic drummers from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch drummers of note?" and "Who are the most famous drummers from the Netherlands?" These prominent drummers of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch drummers.

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Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
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Alexander Arthur Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Originally, his brother Eddie had taken lessons for drums, while Alex practiced guitar. After spending time playing Eddie's drum kit, Alex became more skillful at ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Chad Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
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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 moved to San Diego, California where he now lives with his wife Tina, his three children, Evan and Dylan, and ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Dirk Bruinenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
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Dirk Bruinenberg


Dirk Bruinenberg is a Dutch musician known as the former drummer of several European progressive metal and power metal bands, including: Elegy, Ian Parry's Consortium Project and Adagio. He is often recognized for his intricate drumming style and technical double bass patterns. In the late '80s and ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ed Warby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
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Edward R. Warby was born and raised in Rotterdam and is best known as the drummer for Gorefest and Ayreon. He also appeared in the band Agressor in 1982 and joined the Eindhoven-based prog-outfit Elegy in 1987. Warby moved to Gorefest in 1992, where he replaced the former drummer just before the ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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