Category Archives: Dutch classics

FlinterFile: The Amazing Stroopwafels- Oude Maasweg

Probably one of the most beautiful, if not the best, Dutch song ever made. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Klein Orkest- Over De Muur

Through the years, the Berlin Wall has inspired many artists for their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Henk en Henk- Sinterklaas, Wie Kent Hem Niet?

Around the end of November, the hearts of the Dutch children start beating harder: Sinterklaas is coming to celebrate his birthday on the 5th of December! Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herman van Veen- Hilversum III

There once was a German song by the band Haindling, called Lang Scho Nimma G’sehn. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: De Dijk- Dansen Op De Vulkaan

This song by De Dijk, released in 1987, never reached the charts. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jazzpolitie- Liefdesliedjes

Two members of the band Splitsing decided to record an album together in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Rowwen Hèze- Limburg

The band Rowwen Hèze is a band from Limburg in the Netherlands and sings in dialect. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Joost Nuissl- Ik Ben Blij Dat Ik Je Niet Vergeten Ben

Joost Nuissl released his only hit in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Armand- Blommenkinders

Armand had two big hits in 1967, of which this was the second. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Doe Maar- 32 Jaar (Sinds Een Dag Of 2)

The Dutch band Doe Maar had their first hit in 1981. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Peter en zijn Rockets- Kom Van Dat Dak Af

This is the story of how rock ‘n roll got into the Dutch pop music. And it starts with the release of this song in 1960. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jenny Arean & Frans Halsema- Vluchten Kan Niet Meer

This song comes from a musical, written by Annie M.G. Schmidt (writer from many children books, like Jip and Janneke). Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Boudewijn de Groot- Prikkebeen

Boudewijn de Groot had a big hit with the song Prikkebeen in the year 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List- Pastorale

In 1969, the Dutch singers Ramses Shaffy and Liesbeth List released what would become a classic in Dutch pop music. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Drs. P- Dodenrit

In 1974, Drs. P (the alias of Heinz Polzer) released his most famous song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Splitsing- Wind en Zeilen

The band Splitsing was a Dutch band which started in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Normaal- Deurdonderen

Normaal is a Dutch band who sing in the dialect of the Achterhoek. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Het Simplisties Verbond- Zoek Jezelf

Van Kooten en de Bie were a duo who made a lot of different programmes for television, in which they discussed the news playing a lot of different characters. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Het Goede Doel- Alles Geprobeerd

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In 1986, the Dutch band Het Goede Doel had a hit with the song Alles Geprobeerd. It was only number 25, but has become a classic song in the Dutch culture. The text is about someone who needs a break in his relationship.

Enjoy

Het Goede Doel- Alles Geprobeerd

I have not dared to say goodbye
Because saying goodbye is painful
I didn’t mean to really leave you
But wanted to be on my own
To think, research, refuel
And to discover if I still love you