Top 10 Dutch Guitarists

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The Top Ten

1 Eddie van Halen Eddie van Halen Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

He's arguably the best guitarist of all time. - WastedBeers666

Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (born January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch-born American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. He is considered to be one of the world's greatest guitarists, and one of the most influential rock guitarists of the 20th century. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Van Halen number eight in the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. [1] In 2012, he was voted in a Guitar World magazine reader's poll as the number one of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" over Brian May of Queen (number two) and Alex Lifeson of Rush (number three). [2] - RensJanssen007

2 Jan Akkerman

Jan Akkerman (born 24 December 1946) 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 artist, adding jazz fusion influences. He has also introduced baroque music into his repertoire. - RensJanssen007

3 Nick Oosterhuis Nick Oosterhuis

Multi-instrumentalist Nick Oosterhuis is probably the best keyboard player of all time from the Netherlands, but let's not forget his guitar work, both on his one solo work as well as with other bands and the many session recordings he did.

Actually many people know him as a keyboardplayer, but he is an excellent guitar player as well. Multitalented musician, played on loads of records and toured with a lot of top acts as a hired gun.

A typical musicians musician.

Killer on keyboards and guitars.

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4 George Kooymans

George Jan Kooymans (born 11 March 1948, The Hague, Netherlands) is a Dutch guitarist and vocalist. He is best known for his work with the Dutch group Golden Earring. [1] Kooymans wrote "Twilight Zone", the group's only Top 10 Pop Single on the US Billboard Hot 100 which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Tracks chart. - RensJanssen007

5 Adrian Vandenberg Adrian Vandenberg 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 in 1981. In 2013 Adrian formed a new band; Vandenberg's MoonKings and recorded a new album which was released ...read more.

Adrian Vandenberg (born 31 January 1954, The Hague in the Netherlands as Adrianus "Adje" 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 period and the band Vandenberg which he started in 1981. In 2013 Adrian formed a new band; Vandenberg's MoonKings and recorded a new album which was released in early 2014. - RensJanssen007

6 Frans van Zoest (Spike)

Frans van Zoest is the guitarist of Di-rect. - RensJanssen007

7 Boudewijn de Groot
8 Maarten van der Grinten

Maarten van der Grinten is a Dutch guitarist. - RensJanssen007

9 Jaap Schilder

Jaap Schilder is a Dutch Guitarist. He was the guitarst from "The Cats". - RensJanssen007

10 Joost Vergoossen

Joost Vergossen was a Dutch Guitarist. He was the guitarist from "Kayak". - RensJanssen007

The Contenders

11 Eelco Gelling

Eelco should come out in the top 5 of dutch guitar players

At least no.2

12 Jeff Zwart

Jeff Zwart Was a Dutch guitarist. - RensJanssen007

13 Arjen Anthony Lucassen
14 Robby Valentine

Although not a guitarist of the caliber of some of the others on this list, he's a Dutch singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist that you might want to check out if you're into Queen or the Beatles. Piano is his first instrument and he's pretty good at it and he's decent on guitar as well. But his voice and songwriting capabilities are awesome. Some of his songs and vocals sound a lot like Queen and his band ("Valentine") even tours with Brian May's band sometimes. He did an album with Valensia (another good Dutch band to check out) and it's very Beatle-ish.

15 Hank Shermann
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1. Eddie van Halen
2. Jan Akkerman
3. Adrian Vandenberg
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1. Eddie van Halen
2. George Kooymans
3. Frans van Zoest (Spike)
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