Stephen van Haestregt (Westdorpe, 1972) is perhaps best known as drummer for Dutch gothic metallers Within Temptation. He started playing drums at age four, when his grandmother gave little Stephen a toy drum kit. He got his first real drum kit at age eleven.
When Stephen van Haestregt was fourteen, he formed his first band: Sacrament. Next he played in Paralysis, and Ambeon.
In 1993 Stephen became the original drummer in Orphanage. Two years later, in 1995, Stephen was followed up by Erwin Polderman.
Stephen is also working as a studio engineer/producer, and drumming in My Favorite Scar.