De Hardheid

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De Hardheid
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Ska
Years active 1996–present
Labels Eargear
Members Singer and Guitarist: Mr. Cokart
Singer: Harm
Bassist: Daan
Guitarist: Drs. Rik
Drummer: Niels
Tenor saxophonist: Henny
Trumpeter: Jens
Altsaxophonist: Menno
Trombonist: Mendel

De Hardheid is a skapunk band from Amsterdam composed of nine members. The band was founded in 1996 and sings in Dutch about a variety of subjects.

De Hardheid regularly performs at poppodia and festivals throughout their home country, the Netherlands.

The band was influenced by bands like The Specials, Doe Maar, The Skatalites and the Dead Kennedys.


  • Wreed voor je (1999)
  • Lijfstraf (2001) — Corporal Punishment
  • De Nodige Hardheid (2003) — The Necessary Hardness
  • Onze Jongens (2006) Our Boys
  • Laat Je Tanden Zien (EP) (2008)