Famous Dutch Singers

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 1 Michiel Huisman

Michiel Huisman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amstelveen, Netherlands

Michiel Huisman is a Dutch musician and actor who achieved international fame after taking over the role of Daario Naharis in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones in 2014. Michiel Huisman is also known for his association with the band Fontane, which was later renamed Michiel Huisman.

 2 Jeon So-mi

Jeon So-mi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 9, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

 3 Carice van Houten

Carice van Houten
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Carice van Houten is best known for her Emmy-nominated performance as Melisandre in the series Game of Thrones. She has previously amazed audiences with her Golden Calf-winning roles in Black Book, The Happy Housewife, and Black Butterflies. She is also known for her pop-rock album See You on the Ice.
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 4 Alex van Halen

Alex van Halen
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alex Van Halen is an American musician known for his drumming skills. He is credited with co-founding the now-defunct band, Van Halen. The band's self-titled debut album influenced several musicians in hard rock at the time of its release in 1978. Alex is also credited with coining the term brown sound, which was usually associated with his late-brother Eddie's guitar.

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 5 Floor Jansen

Floor Jansen
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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.

 6 Amira Willighagen

Amira Willighagen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands

 7 Mariska Veres

Mariska Veres
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: December 2, 2006
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 8 Sharon den Adel

Sharon den Adel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waddinxveen, Netherlands

Dutch singer Sharon den Adel began training in music at 14 and later soared to fame as the lead singer and the main songwriter of the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation. Well-traveled, she has lived in 10 countries and often incorporates the moves of Balinese dancers she has grown up watching.

 9 Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 10 Simone Simons

Simone Simons
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoensbroek, Heerlen, Netherlands

Popular Dutch mezzosoprano Simone Simons has also been the lead vocalist of the symphonic metal band Epica, a band she joined at age 17. She has collaborated with bands and projects such as Kamelot and Ayreon. She runs a lifestyle blog and is married to Kamelot keyboard player Oliver Palotai.

 11 Glennis Grace

Glennis Grace
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 12 Anneke van Giersbergen

Anneke van Giersbergen
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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.

 13 Erland Van Lidth De Jeude

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude
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Famous As: Actor, Wrestler
Birthdate: June 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hilversum, Netherlands
Died: September 23, 1987

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude was a Dutch-American actor, amateur wrestler, and opera singer. While pursuing his wrestling career, he was given an opportunity to portray the role of the fearsome Terror in the 1979 American comedy-drama film The Wanderers. He then landed a couple of other roles, including his role as Dynamo in the 1987 film The Running Man.

 14 Karen Mulder

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Dutch supermodel Karen Mulder has not just been associated with iconic brands, such as Dior and Chanel but has also graced the cover of Vogue. She chanced upon modeling after a friend sent her photos to Elite without her knowledge. She once overdosed on sleeping pills, in an apparent suicide attempt.

 15 Anouk

Anouk
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Anouk is a Dutch singer widely regarded as the most famous rock singer in the Netherlands. She achieved popularity in 2013 when she represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with the song, Birds. Anouk is one of the most decorated singers of her generation; she has won several awards like TMF Awards and Edison Music Awards.

 16 Sevdaliza

Sevdaliza
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Sevdaliza is an Iranian-Dutch singer whose debut album ISON earned her the 3voor12 Award under the Best Album of the Year category. Although she is not very popular in the Netherlands, Sevdaliza performs all over the world. A former professional basketball player, Sevdaliza played for the Dutch national team before embarking on a career as a singer.

 17 Taco

Taco
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 18 Bas van Toor

Bas van Toor
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: September 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maassluis, Netherlands

Bas van Toor is a Dutch recording artist and entertainer best known for being one-half of the popular duo Bassie en Adriaan along with his brother Aad van Toor. Bas portrayed a crook named Vlugge Japie as part of the act and then played Japie in a TV series. He is also credited with co-founding the children's channel Pebble TV.

 19 Stefania Liberakakis

Stefania Liberakakis
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: December 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Stefania Liberakakis is a Greek-Dutch singer, YouTuber, and voice actress. She is best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 where she represented Greece with the song Last Dance; Stefania finished tenth in the contest. Stefania Liberakakis has also voiced important characters in the Dutch version of films like Dolittle and Wonder Park.

 20 Aad van Toor

Aad van Toor
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: October 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maassluis, Netherlands

Aad van Toor is a Dutch recording artist, acrobat, director, actor, and lyricist. He is known for his work with his brother Bas with whom he created popular acts, namely Bassie en Adriaan and The Crocksons. Bassie en Adriaan, which featured acrobatic acts of the duo, was televised from 1978 to 1996. Van Toor also established a couple of companies.

 21 Imran Khan

Imran Khan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Born in the Netherlands to Pakistani parents, Imran Khan began his music career in his teens. Known for tracks such as Amplifier and Imaginary, which garnered millions of views on YouTube, Khan has also sung for the Bollywood film Tevar and has been appreciated for putting Punjabi music on the global platform.

 22 Natalie La Rose

Natalie La Rose
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch-Surinamese singer Natalie La Rose soared to fame with her Billboard-charting single Somebody. She moved to Los Angeles after being disappointed with her career in the Netherlands and struck gold when she signed with Flo Rida’s label I.M.G. Her music in influenced by the likes of Aaliyah and Beyoncé.

 23 Anita Doth

Anita Doth
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best known for her mega hit No Limit, as part of the Belgian-Dutch duo 2 Unlimited, along with Ray Slijngaard, Anita Doth initially worked at a police station. She is a breast cancer survivor. After reuniting with Ray, following the first break-up of the duo, she quit again, in 2016, to go solo.

 24 Ilse DeLange

Ilse DeLange
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Almelo, Netherlands

One of the bestselling and most popular artists from the Netherlands, Dutch pop and country singer Ilse DeLange had a successful solo career before she joined the band The Common Linnets. She was part of Eurovision 2014 with the band and later churned up hits such as Calm After the Storm.

 25 Davina Michelle

Davina Michelle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

 26 Lil' Kleine

Lil' Kleine
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Famous As: Musician, Actor
Birthdate: October 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lil' Kleine is a Dutch actor and musician best known for his song Drank & Drugs, which was certified double platinum. Lil' Kleine's popularity increased after the release of his debut studio album WOP! He was part of the popular reality TV show, Expeditie Robinson.

 27 Ali B

Ali B
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Famous As: Rapper known for the albums Ali B vertelt het leven van de straat and Petje Af.
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zaanstad, Netherlands

 28 Charlotte Wessels

Charlotte Wessels
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands

Best known for her 16-year stint with the symphonic metal band Delain, Dutch singer Charlotte Wessels soared to fame with tracks such as Burning Bridges and We Are the Others. Trained in both classical and jazz, she has also experimented with a collaborative rock musical, which came along with her debut novella.

 29 Do

Do
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Dutch singer Dominique Rijpma van Hulst, better known as Do, was a promising tennis player in her early days. However, an injury made her switch to music. She soared to fame with the cover version of Bryan Adams’s track Heaven and later churned out hits such as Love Is Killing Me.

 30 Eva Simons

Eva Simons
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 31 Chantal Janzen

Chantal Janzen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tegelen, Netherlands

The career of Dutch actress, singer and television-presenter Chantal Janzen skyrocketed after she   performed in the musical 42nd Street. Her oeuvre includes films like The Preacher and Full Moon Party and the Dutch musical production of Beauty and the Beast; and presenting Idols. She gained international recognition co-hosting Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light and the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

 32 Arjen Anthony Lucassen

Arjen Anthony Lucassen
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hilversum, Netherlands

While Arjen Anthony Lucassen began his career as a backing singer and guitarist for Bodine, using the pseudonym Iron Anthony, he later soared to fame as part of the progressive metal/rock band Ayreon. In his career of over 2 decades, he has been part of countless projects and has also released solo tracks.

 33 Amy Vol

Amy Vol
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Famous As: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

 34 Esmée Denters

Esmée Denters
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arnhem, Netherlands

Esmée Denters first gained attention with her cover versions on YouTube. At 19, she signed with Justin Timberlake's label and accompanied him on tours. The MTV Europe Music Award-winning Dutch singer is best known for her UK top 10 hit Outta Here. She has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

 35 Barry Hay

Barry Hay
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faizabad, India

Born to a Dutch mother and a Scottish father in India, Barry Hay later moved to the Netherlands, where he lived with his mother. Initially part of the Dutch rock band Golden Earring, he later went solo and also contributed as a singer and flutist on as Ayreon track.

 36 Trijntje Oosterhuis

Trijntje Oosterhuis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Trijntje Oosterhuis was a teenager when she formed Total Touch, which scored the bestselling debut by a Dutch band with their first album. Known for her mix of jazz, pop, and soul, the singer has also been a judge on The Voice of Holland and has represented her country in Eurovision 2015.

 37 Marco Borsato

Marco Borsato
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands

 38 Lisa Vol

Lisa Vol
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

 39 Shelley Vol

Shelley Vol
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands

 40 Thijs van Leer

Thijs van Leer
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The founder member of the Dutch progressive rock band Focus, Thijs van Leer was the son of a flautist father and a singer mother. He began training in the piano and the flute as a child. Known for hits such as Hocus Pocus, he has also received a Dutch knighthood.

 41 Mark Jansen

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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.

 42 Ray Slijngaard

Ray Slijngaard
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ray Slijngaard is a Dutch rapper best known for his association with fellow singer Anita Dotho; the two had formed a musical duo named 2 Unlimited, which became the most affluent Dutch-Belgian pop band of all time. After the disbandment of 2 Unlimited, Ray Slijngaard started focusing on his own record label Rayvano Records.

 43 George Kooymans

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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.

 44 Celinde Schoenmaker

Celinde Schoenmaker
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands

Celinde Schoenmaker is a Dutch film and theatre actress and singer. Apart from playing important roles in theatre productions like Les Misérables, Schoenmaker has also appeared in popular movies like Rocketman. In 2016, Celinde Schoenmaker surprised people at Covent Garden where she busked alongside a local street performer named Steven Barry.

 45 Loona

Loona
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: IJmuiden, Netherlands

Loona is a Dutch dancer and singer-songwriter best known for her collaboration with DJ Sammy and her cover of Vamos a la playa. She is also popular for her cover of Paradisio's Bailando, which became a hit in Germany in 1998. After taking a break from 2005 to 2008, Loona started performing again, much to the delight of her fans.

 46 Heintje Simons

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kerkrade, Netherlands

 47 Dianne van Giersbergen

Dianne van Giersbergen
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Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liempde, Netherlands

Dianne van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer best known as the founder of the popular symphonic metal band Ex Libris where she has been performing as the lead singer since 2004. She was also associated with the German band Xandria where she was the lead singer from 2014 to 2017.

 48 Douwe Bob

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The son of Simon Posthuma of the designer group The Fool, Douwe Bob began playing the piano at age six and the guitar at age 14. He gained fame after winning a Dutch talent show and has also been part of Eurovision. Openly bisexual, he has fathered children with multiple women.

 49 Herman Brood

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: July 11, 2001

Best known as part of Wild Romance, Dutch musician Herman Brood was the poster child of Dutch rock and roll and the Netherlands’s biggest rock superstar but was also notorious for his addiction to drugs and alcohol. He later turned to painting but committed suicide by jumping from an Amsterdam hotel at 54.

 50 André Hazes

André Hazes
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Famous As: Former accomplished levenslied singer who recorded 36 studio and live albums, and 55 singles prior to his death in 2004
Birthdate: June 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: September 23, 2004