Bands/Musicians 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
Simone Simons Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Symphonic metal Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

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Floor Jansen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Floor Jansen Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is the current lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and also the Dutch progressive metal band ReVamp. Jansen ...more

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance Armin van Buuren is a Dutch trance music producer, DJ and radio personality. Since 2001, Van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which has 20 million weekly listeners ...more

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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer. Formerly known as DJ Tiësto, he is now known simply as "Tiësto", an ...more

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Sharon den Adel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Sharon den Adel Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal Sharon Janny den Adel is a Dutch singer and composer, best known as the lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters in the Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation. She has been a ...more

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Alex Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Alex Van Halen Heavy metal, Jazz fusion, Hard rock 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, ...more

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Ferry Corsten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Ferry Corsten Electro, House music, Trance music Ferry Corsten is a Dutch DJ, remixer, and producer of electronic dance music. He is well known for being a trance producer pioneer and legend with several legendary classic trance tracks going ...more

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Within Temptation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Within Temptation 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
Epica 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
Golden Earring 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
Adrian Vandenberg Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music Adrian Vandenberg is a Dutch rock guitarist, best known for his tenure as one of the guitarists in Whitesnake during their successful late 1980s period and the band Vandenberg which he started ...more

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Focus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Focus 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
Sander van Doorn Electro house, House music, Electronic dance music Sander van Doorn is a Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ. He is listed at DJMag's top 100 djs list, debuting at #32 in 2006, then moving up to #13 in 2008, being #10 in 2009, up to #12 ...more

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W & W is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
W & W Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance W&W is a Dutch trance and house duo from Breda, consisting of Dutch Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst. Willem is the son of the Dutch football player Willem van Hanegem.

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Noisia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Noisia Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk Noisia, stylized as NOISIΛ, is an Dutch electronic music trio consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger from Groningen, Netherlands. They produce a wide variety ...more

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Anouk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Anouk Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Pop music Anouk Teeuwe, professionally known by the mononym Anouk, is a Dutch singer-songwriter and record producer. After her breakthrough in 1997 with the single "Nobody's Wife", she had ...more

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C.C.Catch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
C.C.Catch Synthpop, Disco, Pop music 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
Jan Akkerman 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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Clan of Xymox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Clan of Xymox 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
Delain 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
Han Bennink Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz Han Bennink is a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist. On occasion his recordings have featured his playing on clarinet, violin, banjo and piano. Though perhaps best known as one of the pivotal ...more

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Vengaboys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Vengaboys Pop music, Dance-pop, Eurodance The Vengaboys are a Dutch Eurodance group based in Rotterdam. The brainchild of two Dutch producers Wessel van Diepen and Dennis van den Driesschen, the group consists of lead vocalist Kim ...more

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Candy Dulfer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Candy Dulfer 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) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Don Diablo 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) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Hans Dulfer 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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Shocking Blue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Shocking Blue Blues-rock, Nederpop, Rock music Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from The Hague, the Netherlands, formed in 1967. Their biggest hit, "Venus", went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970, and the band ...more

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Black Sun Empire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Black Sun Empire Dubstep, Oldschool jungle, Techstep

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Arjen Anthony Lucassen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a Dutch progressive metal/rock songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known for his long-running progressive opera project titled ...more

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After Forever is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
After Forever Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal After Forever was a Dutch symphonic metal band with strong progressive metal influences. The band relied on the use of both soprano vocals and death grunts. In February 2009, it was announced ...more

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Kamil Rustam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Kamil Rustam 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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Ruud Adrianus Jolie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Ruud Adrianus Jolie Progressive metal, Symphonic metal, Symphonic rock Ruud Jolie is the main guitar player of the symphonic metal band Within Temptation.

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God Dethroned is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
God Dethroned Melodic death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal God Dethroned was a Dutch death metal band from Beilen, originally formed in 1991.

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Taco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Taco Synthpop, New Wave, Swing music Taco Ockerse, better known by his stage name Taco, is an Indonesian-born Dutch singer and entertainer who started his career in Germany.

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2 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
2 Unlimited 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) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
André Hazes 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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Herman Brood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Herman Brood Rock music, Rock and roll, Jazz Hermanus 'Herman' Brood was a Dutch musician and painter. As a musician he achieved artistic and commercial success in the 1970s and 1980s, and was called "the Netherlands' greatest and ...more

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Junkie XL is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Junkie XL Electronica Tom Holkenborg, better known as Junkie XL or occasionally JXL, is a Dutch multi-instrumentalist, producer, and engineer. He uses the name JXL in cases where the term "Junkie" might ...more

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The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
The Gathering Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal The Gathering is a Dutch alternative rock band, founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Rutten and vocalist Bart Smits in the small city of Oss, North Brabant. The Gathering earliest ...more

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Urban Dance Squad is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Urban Dance Squad Hip hop music, Ska, Rap rock Urban Dance Squad was a Dutch rap rock band formed after what was originally intended as a one-time jam-session at a festival in Utrecht on December 20, 1986. The band consisted of a guitarist, ...more

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Stream of Passion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Stream of Passion Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal Stream of Passion is a Dutch progressive metal band with symphonic, latin and gothic influences founded by guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen and Mexican singer and violinist Marcela Bovio. The ...more

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Autumn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Autumn Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal Autumn is a Dutch female fronted heavy rock band formed in 1995.

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Do is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Do Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance-pop Dominique Rijpma van Hulst is a Dutch singer known by her stage name Do. She is best known for singing the vocals of DJ Sammy's worldwide top 10 hit in 2002-2003, "Heaven", a cover of ...more

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Ayreon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Ayreon Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock Ayreon is a musical project by Dutch songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Ayreon's music is described as progressive metal and ...more

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DJ Hidden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
DJ Hidden Downtempo, Electronic music, Drum and bass DJ Hidden is an electronic music producer and DJ from Goes, Netherlands. His work is known for its Hardcore techno, IDM and Crossbreed. He is one-half of Industrial Hardcore/Crossbreed duo, The ...more

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Angerfist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Angerfist Hardstyle, Mainstream hardcore, Hardcore techno Danny Masseling, better known by his stage name Angerfist, is a Dutch hardcore producer and DJ. Aside from his main alias, he also produces for other genres and subgenres under various aliases ...more

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Kayak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Kayak Progressive rock Kayak are a Dutch progressive rock band formed in 1972 in the city Hilversum by Ton Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman. In 1973, their debut album "See See The Sun" was released, including ...more

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Pestilence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Pestilence Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal Pestilence were a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. They are known for incorporating jazz and fusion elements into their music. After disbanding in order to pursue other ...more

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Legion of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Legion of the Damned Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Death metal Legion of the Damned is a thrash metal/death metal band from the Netherlands. The band was formed in 2005 following the demise of Occult and the departure of former singer Rachel Heyzer. ...more

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Imperia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Imperia Heavy metal, Symphonic metal Imperia is a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands. The group was formed by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen following her dismissal from Dutch band Sahara Dust. The band is a true ...more

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Nemesea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Netherlands
Nemesea Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Gothic metal Nemesea is a Dutch alternative metal/alternative rock band, formed in September 2002 in Groningen, The Netherlands by vocalist Manda Ophuis and guitarist Hendrik Jan de Jong. Initially, Nemesea ...more