What Are Some Good Dutch Songs?

December 12, 2014


Every year the Dutch can vote to determine the 2000 best songs ever made. The result is called ‘De Top 2000’ and is broadcasted non-stop by Dutch Radio 2 from 12:00 p.m. on the 25th of December to end of the year, so you can listen to the ‘best song ever’ in the last minutes of the year. This year’s list will be released next week (19th of December) but last year’s edition is available here: .

According to this list, the best Dutch songs (ie songs in Dutch) are:

Boudewijn de Groot - Avond: Guus Meeuwis - Brabant: Wim Sonneveld - Het Dorp: (A translation of La Montagne) Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List - Pastorale: Marco Borsato - Dochters: Stef Bos - Papa: Klein Orkest - Over de Muur: Acda en De Munnik - Het Regent Zonnestralen: Van Dik Hout - Stil in Mij:

Some other Dutch artists that didn’t make it to the top 100: Bløf, Doe Maar, De Dijk, Frank Boeijen, Herman van Veen, Rob de Nijs, The Scene, Tröckener Kecks, Het Goede Doel

December 12, 2014

My favorite Dutch song, here performed by Wende Snijders - "Mensch, durf te leven."

And here, again sung by Wende Snijders, in a stripped down version with English subtitles.

December 13, 2014

There's also which has a higher percentage of songs in Dutch.

January 2, 2015
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Thanks a lot for providing links for the lazy, but there are two currently unavailable videos and one wrongly pasted link. FTFY

Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List - Pastorale: Acda en De Munnik - Het Regent Zonnestralen: Boudewijn de Groot - Avond:

November 10, 2017

Mia - Gorki (RIP Luc De Vos)

Louise - Gers Pardoel

Sexy als ik dans - Nielson

Dat ik je mis - Maaike Ouboter

Laatste keer - Clouseau

I just did some +- recent (except for Mia) songs I like :)

PS.: And if you're a Frozen fan... Listen to Laat het los or Laat het los! Both karaoke :)

December 12, 2014

Personally, I like the "Mensen Zijn Beter Dan Dieren" song..

December 13, 2014

Yeah, how does it go? Oh right...

"Saskia, het konijn met de paarse punk oren

Geluurde Zwarte Piet naar haar hoog groene toren..."

Doesn't get much radio play, so risque... but you're right, It's a catchy hook.

December 13, 2014

Leuk, I was looking for music genres like Eefje's and Nielson's. Bedankt voor de suggesties!

I particularly liked this duet: (❤❤❤ - Nielson & Miss Montreal)

December 14, 2014

I got all my American friends obsessed with this...

I like this small band that nobody knows of...

More Eefje bc she's amazing...

December 13, 2014

Dankjewel. Ik vind het stuk van Waar is Ken? leuk.

February 23, 2016

Bedankt! Ik vond Eefje echt leuk!

December 14, 2014

Look at the lyrics of her songs and follow along... It's sometimes hard to understand her because she draws words out for a long time and she also often does this thing where she inserts pauses in weird places, even if the sentence hasn't ended... So it'd help to follow along and look up vocab. :D

Also, if you're anything like me, you MIGHT like this...

Aplenzusjes are VERY good for vocab and colloquial language. Ik wil altijd in de polonaise lopen. XD

December 14, 2014

5 Lingots for introducing me to De Aplenzusjes! You have good taste in music. :)

April 17, 2018

Thanks for bringing the band "Waar is Ken" to my attention. I am currently infatuated with all of their songs and have been listening to them on repeat, almost exclusively. Makes me want to fly across the pond and attend one of their concerts in Belgium. Cheers!

November 1, 2017

I thought "Het is een nacht" seemed like a good song.

December 13, 2014

I do not know what kind of songs you are interested in, so here are some singers that I enjoy to listen to and some of their songs. You should find a song that you like :)

  • Nick & Simon - Kijk Omhoog, Alles Overwinnen
  • Nielson - Beauty & the brains, Mannenharten
  • Mike & Colin - Gek of Geniaal, Mooi in het Kwadraat
  • Jeroen van der Boom - Verslaafd Aan Jouw Liefde, Betekenis
  • Marco Borsato - Dochters, Nooit Meer Een Morgen
  • Gordon - Liefde Overwint Alles
  • Vinzzent - Dromendans, Danse Danse
  • 3JS - Zo Mooi Als Jij, Wiegelied
  • Gers Pardoel - Ik Neem Je Mee, Bagagedrager
  • The Opposites - Sukkel Voor De Liefde, Hey DJ
  • Jan Smit - Hoop, Liefde & Vertrouwen, Jij & Ik
December 14, 2014

Nergens Zonder Jou

Ik Wou Dat Ik Jou Was

Bij Mij

Pak Maar M'n Hand

Unfortunately, I don't know many Dutch Songs, but I hope this helps :) (I also look forward to new suggestions)

December 12, 2014

Awesome, thank you!

December 12, 2014

Well, since it is almost Christmas, you might like flappie (Youp van 't Hek, a comedian). Be prepared, though... :P

December 14, 2014

Lyricwise my favorite Dutch song is 'Sterrenstof' by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig (Youth of Today), I'm not too much into that genre, but they're brilliant in playing with words.. 'Ja ze is praktisch internagelaktisch'

December 14, 2014

The only modern music I can find in Dutch is Hip Hop aha It's interesting to listen to. Would Die Antwoord be not a good choice to listen to since it is actually Afrikaans?

December 15, 2014

Some of the Dutch songs I loove are; Jayh- Mooie Dag Racoon - Oceaan Gebroeder ko - schatje mag ik je foto Volumia - Hou me vast Clouseau - Afscheid van een vriend Guus Meeuwis - Het is een nacht Claudia de breij - Mag ik dan bij jou Hope this helps <3

November 2, 2017

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