Acda en De Munnik is a Dutch cabaret and music duo, Thomas Acda (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtomɑs ˈɑɡda]) and Paul de Munnik ([ˈpʌul də ˈmʏnɪk]). Their songs are generally seen as simply and expertly arranged, so that the attention of the listener automatically is drawn to the lyrics. The lyrics are mostly about love, youth and life. Acda en de Munnik’s trademark is the harmonious vocals. David Middelhoff became part of the band when they created their first album in 1997. Drummer Kasper van Kooten and keyboard player Diederik van Vleuten played on their first 4 albums. Since 2002 they have been replaced by guitarist / keyboardist JB Meijers and drummer Dave van Beek. Together with Van Dik Hout, Acda en de Munnik formed the band: De Poema’s.
"Niet of nooit geweest" was the first song that made the band famous. It still remains one of the most popular songs in the Dutch music history.
At the Amsterdamse Toneel & Kleinkunstacademie they were advised to listen carefully to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
The album Groeten uit Maaiveld (English: Greetings from Ground Level) is the first album by Acda en de Munnik that was produced without first performing the songs in theater. Together with