Famous Dutch Guitarists

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 1 Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen
Famous As: Guitarist, Musician
Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen was an American songwriter and guitarist. The co-founder of the popular rock band Van Halen, Eddie is widely considered one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock music. He is credited with popularizing the tapping technique, which is now used extensively by guitarists all over the world.

 2 Floor Jansen

Floor Jansen
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Goirle, Netherlands

Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer best known for her association with the Finnish band Nightwish. She is also widely known for her role in the popular TV program Beste Zangers. In 2018, she was honored with the Buma Rocks! Export prize. In 2020, Floor Jansen won the Popprijs at the Noorderslag festival.

 3 Anneke van Giersbergen

Anneke van Giersbergen
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands

Anneke van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer best known for leading her band Agua de Annique where she is the main vocalist. Over the years, her contribution to Dutch music has been honored with several prestigious awards like the Edison Music Award and the Buma Rocks! Award.

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 4 Jan Akkerman

Jan Akkerman
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman not just co-founded the internationally acclaimed progressive rock band Focus, but also had a phenomenally successful solo career as a jazz-rock/fusion musician and became known for tracks such as Streetwalker. The son of a scrap dealer, he had learned the accordion before switching to guitar.

 5 Adrian Vandenberg

Adrian Vandenberg
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: January 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

One of the most popular Dutch rock guitarists of all time, Adrian Vandenberg soared to fame as part of the hard rock bands Whitesnake and Vandenberg. Known for tracks such as Your Love Is In Vain and Burning Heart, he later formed another band, Vandenberg's MoonKings.

 6 Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: December 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reuver, Netherlands

Mark Jansen is a Dutch singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Over the years, Jansen has been an important contributor to the symphonic metal subgenre and has worked with popular bands like After Forever. Mark Jansen is also credited with co-founding symphonic death metal bands like Mayan and Epica.

 7 George Kooymans

George Kooymans
Famous As: Guitarist, Vocalist
Birthdate: March 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

A renowned guitarist, George Kooymans was also the founder of the Dutch rock band Golden Earring. A talented songwriter, too, he penned the Billboard-charting Twilight Zone and co-wrote other smash hits such as Radar Love. He also co-wrote tracks for the debut album of Anouk, making her a star.

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 8 Robbie van Leeuwen

Robbie van Leeuwen
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Robbie van Leeuwen is a Dutch pop musician, guitarist, and songwriter. He is credited with founding the successful rock band Shocking Blue and wrote the highly popular song Venus, which earned him international fame. Van Leeuwen was honored with the Buma Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

 9 Robert Westerholt

Robert Westerholt
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waddinxveen, Netherlands

Robert Westerholt is a Dutch grunter and guitarist. He is best known for his association with a symphonic metal band named Within Temptation, which he founded along with Sharon den Adel in 1996. Within Temptation, for which Westerholt served as a guitarist from 1996 to 2011, is one of the most affluent bands in the genre.

 10 Keren Ann

Keren Ann
Famous As: Singer-songwriter known for her song
Birthdate: March 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caesarea, Israel

Keren Ann is a singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and engineer. In addition to playing the guitar, clarinet, and piano, Ann also writes and engineers musical and choir arrangements. Over the years, she has also contributed to the soundtrack of films like Thelma, Louise et Chantal and Yossi.

 11 Danny Vera

Danny Vera
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: May 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Middelburg, Netherlands

Best known for his Americana music, Dutch singer-songwriter Danny Vera began his music career with the band Till Dawn. Best known for his chart-topping track Roller Coaster, he writes songs about life and love. The heavily tattooed musician also promotes New Black and White genres of music.

 12 Patrick Mameli

Patrick Mameli
Famous As: Death metal singer, guitarist who is best known for his work with technical death metal band Pestilence
Birthdate: November 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Enschede, Netherlands

 13 Sanne Hans

Sanne Hans
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dedemsvaart, Netherlands

 14 Timo Somers

Timo Somers
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Drunen , Netherlands