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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: Bayern v Holland – an ill-timed friendly

“Who was the idiot who scheduled a Bayern game (with so many German internationals) against Holland just a few weeks before Euro 2012?”

Provisional Holland at Hoenderloo training camp
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Holland leave for Lausanne

Article: Holland leave for Lausanne

The Dutch national football team will spend the next nine days on the elegant shores of Lake Geneva, for the second stage of their Euro 2012 preparation. 

Article: Holland squad trimmed to 27 men

Holland boss Bert van Marwijk has narrowed down his first shortlist for Euro 2012 to 27 men, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced on Tuesday evening.

Article: Boulahrouz impressed by new Holland crop

He has the most intimidating nicknames in Dutch football: Fire-Eater, Khalid the Cannibal, Boula the Bulldozer. His piercing eyes, towering presence and tough tackles have instilled fear in many opponents. But at Monday’s first...

Article: Poland keeps fingers crossed for Holland

One is shaped like a giant armadillo, another like a lit-up crushed accordion, a third like a massive amber crystal and the fourth like a colossal crown. The four state-of-the-art football stadiums in Poland are ready to receive the one...

Article: Bert van Marwijk’s no-frills method

“I’ve felt respect for several Holland managers. But for one of them, there’s love.” The opening lines of Bert van Marwijk’s biography, just out, are surprisingly lyrical. What follows is more prosaic, more...

Article: Van Persie player of the year in England

Arsenal and Holland star Robin van Persie has clinched his first major prize this season: he was named the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year on Sunday. Having netted 27 times so far this season, the...

Holland beat England 3-2 at Wembley
United Kingdom United Kingdom Article: Holland beat England 3-2 at Wembley

Article: Holland beat England 3-2 at Wembley

Holland travelled to the UK to play a delayed football 'friendly' with England at Wembley on Wednesday 29 February. The match was originally scheduled for August 2011, but had to be postponed at short notice due to the riots in London.

Article: England and Holland at crossroads

Friendly football fixtures between Holland and England are seldom dull and Wednesday’s match will probably be no exception. The numbers three and five on FIFA’s world rankings are keen to meet each other for an experimental...

Awful or awesome: new black strip revealed
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Oranje in black

Article: Oranje in black

It's official: it's black, with a dash of orange. The new away shirt for the Dutch football team for the upcoming European Championships is almost completely black. It's a controversial choice: star player Wesley Sneijder thinks it's...

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