Musician, comedian and songwriter Hans Dorrestijn (b. 1940) composed music for theater, television and radio.
Together with Willem Wilmink, Karel Eykman, Ries Moonen, Fetze Pijlman and Jan Riem he started in 1970 a writers group that produced many songs and lyrics for Sesamstraat and other famous Dutch childrens' programs.
He is mostly known for his typical ironic kind of humor. Besides lyric writing for the music, he also compose rhymes and short stories for the show.
He appeared in a 2018 episode of the Dutch TV show Vrije Geluid which was dedicated to Harry Bannink. He spoke about his collaboration with Harry Bannink, and sang a song on which they had collaborated, "Oorlogswinter" ("Winter of War").
- Verloor M'n Koekie in de Disco
- Het Beste Uit Sesamstraat
- Het Beste uit Sesamstraat 1
- Sesamstraat is Jarig
- Vrije Geluiden (Dorrestijn appears at about the 25 minute mark; program in dutch)