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Friday 19 December  
The Dutch national football team on the road to Euro 2012

Holland at Euro 2012

RNW followed the highs and lows of the "Oranje", as the Dutch national football team is nicknamed at home, in the run-up to and during the 2012 European Championships hosted in Poland and Ukraine.

Article: Hangover day for Holland

Deeply disappointed but not demoralised, the Dutch national football team entered their Krakow training pitch for a post-match practice session on Sunday, following their 1-0 shock defeat against Denmark.

Article: Do or die for Dutch and Danes

Holland play Denmark on Saturday - the first encounter in Euro 2012’s “Group of Death” and “the most vital match”, if we’re to believe the Dutch players and manager. Defeat means Holland would have to...

Article: Krakow fans protest during Holland training session

There were loud protests by disappointed Krakow football fans at the start of Holland’s training session on Wednesday afternoon. They voiced their frustration at the fact that Krakow was passed up by UEFA three years ago when it...

Article: Holland squad: no words to describe Auschwitz

An excursion to Auschwitz – somehow the two words don’t go together. A visit to the largest Nazi death camp can hardly be seen as a fun trip or an outing for pleasure. So, why did the Dutch national football squad choose to go...

Article: Confident Kuyt happy in Krakow

Dirk Kuyt is one of those football players who’ll still wear a smile even if it’s pouring down with rain. And that’s what it did during Holland’s first training session in Krakow, their Polish base camp for UEFA...

Article: Holland stars open Cruyff Court in Krakow

Primary School 93 in Krakow has a genuine Johan Cruyff Court. The fenced football pitch was opened amid drizzling rain this afternoon by the entire Holland squad in Bronowice, a sleepy, non-descript district in the southern Polish city. It...

Article: Holland fans ready to paint Kharkiv orange

With the national football team now billeted 1,200 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland, thousands of die-hard Dutch fans are planning a journey twice that distance. It’s a three-day trip that will take them across the breadth of the...

Article: Holland please fans with 6-0 win

Holland manager Bert van Marwijk had promised an exciting match and the capacity crowd at the Amsterdam ArenA got one.   The Dutch just owed one to their fans. Following a string of poor performances, Van Marwijk's men just couldn't...

Article: Van Marwijk: Holland making headway

"We always go for perfection, but of course it doesn't always pan out the way you intended it," Holland boss Bert van Marwijk told reporters at a heated press conference on Friday afternoon.

Article: Third time lucky: Holland beat Slovakia 2-0

Dressed in their new black away strip, Holland entered the orange-coloured De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam to a pounding disco beat - decibels to drag the Dutch out of the doldrums.  

UEFA Euro 2012 - Group B fixtures

9 June: Netherlands 0 - 1 Denmark
9 June: Germany 1 - 0 Portugal
13 June: Denmark 2 - 3 Portugal
13 June: Netherlands 1 - 2 Germany
17 June, 20.45: Portugal 2 - 1 Netherlands
17 June, 20.45: Denmark 1 - 2 Germany

All times CET

Holland fixture calendar

15-08-2012 f Belgium v Netherlands
07-09-2012 w Netherlands v Turkey
11-09-2012 w Hungary v Netherlands
12-10-2012 w Netherlands v Andorra
16-10-2012 w Romenia v Netherlands
22-03-2012 w Netherlands v Estonia

26-03-2013 w Netherlands v Romenia
06-09-2013 w Estonia v Netherlands
10-09-2013 w Andorra v Netherlands
11-10-2013 w Netherlands v Hungary
15-10-2013 w Turkey v Netherlands

f = friendly
e = Euro 2012 Group B match
w = World Cup qualifier

Euro 2012 - Holland Group E qualifiers