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List of Famous Bands from Netherlands

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List of Netherlands bands, listed by their level of fame. This Netherlands musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Netherlands bands are included, as well as many Netherlands musicians of underground status. This list of Netherlands 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 Netherlands 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.

Bands include everything from Simone Simons to Floor Jansen.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Netherlands?" or "What is a list of Netherlands bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (224 items)
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Simone Simons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Symphonic metal
Simone Johanna Maria Simons (born 17 January 1985) is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is best known for being the lead singer of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica, where she joined at the age of ...more
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Floor Jansen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal
Floor Jansen (pronounced [ˈfloːr ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born 21 February 1981) is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and vocal coach. She is currently the lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...more

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Trance, House, Psytrance
Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from South Holland. Since 2001, he has hosted A State of Trance, a weekly radio ...more

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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Progressive House, Trance, Pop
Tijs Michiel Verwest OON (January 17, 1969), better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. He was named "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix ...more
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Sharon den Adel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal
Sharon Janny den Adel (born 12 July 1974) is a Dutch singer, songwriter and fashion designer, best known as the lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters in the Dutch symphonic metal band ...more
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Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock
Alexander Arthur van Halen (born May 8, 1953 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch American musician who is the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. The band was formed in 1974 by Alex Van ...more
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Ferry Corsten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Trance, Progressive House, Progressive Trance
Ferry Corsten (born 4 December 1973) is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Rotterdam. He is well known for producing many pioneering trance tracks during the 1990s–2000s under his ...more
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Within Temptation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal or ...more
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Epica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal
Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen subsequent to his departure from After Forever. They are known for their symphonic sound and the use of ...more
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Golden Earring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Blues-rock, Pop music, Nederpop
Golden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings. They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs "Radar Love" in 1973, ...more
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Adrian Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
Adrian Vandenberg (born 31 January 1954 as Adriaan van den Berg) is a Dutch rock guitarist, best known for his tenure as one of the guitarists in Whitesnake during their successful late 1980s ...more
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Focus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Nederpop, Rock music, Instrumental rock
Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band, founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, most famous for the instrumental "Hocus Pocus". The band broke up in ...more
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Sander van Doorn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Electro House, Progressive House, Tech Trance
Sander Ketelaars (born 28 February 1979), better known by his stage name Sander van Doorn, is a Dutch electro house DJ and record producer from Eindhoven. Sander van Doorn began his recording ...more
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W & W is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Progressive House, Electro House, Progressive Trance
W&W is a Dutch DJ and record producer duo composed of Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst. They began their careers by producing trance music, before venturing into electro house and ...more
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Noisia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk
Noisia (stylised as NOISIΛ; "VISION" turned upside down), is a Dutch electronic music trio consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger from Groningen, ...more
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Anouk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music
Anouk Teeuwe (Dutch pronunciation: [aːˈnuk ˈteːuʋə]; born 8 April 1975), professionally known by the mononym Anouk, is a Dutch singer-songwriter. After her breakthrough in 1997 with the single ...more
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C.C.Catch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music
Caroline Catherine Müller (born 31 July 1964), known professionally as C. C. Catch, is a Dutch-born German pop singer, best known for her collaboration with Dieter Bohlen in the 1980s.
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Jan Akkerman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock
Jan Akkerman (born 24 December 1946) is a Dutch guitarist. He first found international commercial success with the band Focus, which he co-founded with Thijs van Leer. After leaving Focus, he ...more

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Clan of Xymox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Synthpop, Indie, New Wave
Clan of Xymox, also known as simply Xymox, are a Dutch rock band formed in 1981. Clan of Xymox featured a trio of songwriters — Pieter Nooten, Ronny Moorings and Anka Wolbert — and gained ...more
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Delain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former Within Temptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt, and Charlotte Wessels. The name of the band comes from the Kingdom of Delain in ...more
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Han Bennink is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz
Han Bennink (born 17 April 1942) is a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist. On occasion his recordings have featured him playing clarinet, violin, banjo and piano. Though perhaps best known as ...more
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Vengaboys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance
Vengaboys is a Dutch Dance-pop and Eurodance music group based in Rotterdam. The group was the brainchild of Dutch producers Wessel van Diepen and Dennis van den Driesschen (Danski and Delmundo) ...more
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Candy Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Nu jazz, Smooth jazz, Funk
Candy Dulfer (born 19 September 1969) is a Dutch jazz and pop saxophonist from the Netherlands. She is the daughter of jazz saxophonist Hans Dulfer. She began playing at age six and founded her ...more
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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Electro House, Progressive House, House
Don Pepijn Schipper (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɔn pɛˈpɛin ˈsxɪpər]; born 27 February 1980), better known by his stage name Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ, record producer, musician and songwriter of ...more
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Hans Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Jazz fusion, Jazz
Hans Dulfer (born 28 May 1940) 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 ...more