READ Famous Drummers from the Netherlands

Reference
2.6k views 8 items

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.

Use this list of renowned Dutch drummers to discover some new drummers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (8 items)
Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
Photo: via Tumblr

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 the drums than Eddie. In 1974, the Van Halen brothers, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony formed a band, simply called Van Halen. They were signed to Warner Brothers in 1977 and released their first album in 1978. The two brothers are the only members of Van Halen who have been in the band for its entire duration. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Also Ranked

#15 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#18 on The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

see more on Alex Van Halen
Chad Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

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 his daughter, Charlotte. As a kid, Butler dreamed of being a doctor but in Junior High, he developed an interest in drumming when he received his first drum set. He met future bandmate Jon Foreman on their high school water polo team and the two became friends. Butler is a '97 UCSD Alumnus and earned a History of Science degree. Chad played in a variety of local bands throughout college, before ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

see more on Chad Butler
Dirk Bruinenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from the Netherlands
Photo: via Tumblr
3

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 early '90s, Bruinenberg played with Dutch thrash metal bands Abyss and Vulture. Subsequently, he joined Elegy in 1993, replacing original drummer Ed Warby of Gorefest. He recorded seven albums with Elegy until 2002. The band toured throughout Europe and Japan alongside Stratovarius, Kamelot, Annihilator, Phantom Blue, The Gathering, Gorefest and others. After Elegy, Bruinenberg joined French ...more on Wikipedia

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
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

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 recording sessions of "False", he had to learn all themes and develop his work in just two weeks, which he managed to achieve in a matter so fast that producer Colin Richardson nicknamed him Fast Eddy. After Gorefest split up in 1999, he took part in the re-united Gorefest in 2004. In 1998, Arjen Anthony Lucassen asked him to perform on his album Into the Electric Castle, because Arjen was impressed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

see more on Ed Warby