Boudewijn de Groot (born 20 May 1944, Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies) is a Dutch singer/songwriter who has enjoyed popularity throughout the last several decades. Famous songs include 'Avond', 'Welterusten Meneer de President' and 'Land van Maas en Waal'. Boudewijn de Groot was born in a Japanese concentration camp in 1944. His mother died in the same camp in 1945. The family returned to The Netherlands in 1946. He first reached the music charts in 1965 with his song "Meisje Van 16". He quickly became a star whose socially engaged songs appeal to a large audience.