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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Amsterdam

Population

16,700,000

Size

41,864km²

Languages

  • Dutch

Netherlands profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
6 6 8
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
7 5 4
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
4 9 9

Netherlands players celebrate Netherlands women win hockey gold

The Netherlands win Olympic women's hockey gold for the third time in their history with a 2-0 win over Argentina in London.

10 Aug 12

Netherlands hockey players Hockey thriller at the Riverbank

Women's Hockey

9 Aug 12

School Reporters from Reading were at the Riverbank Arena as New Zealand and the Netherlands battled for a spot in the Olympics final.

Dutch players celebrate Netherlands win hockey shoot-out

Women's Hockey

8 Aug 12

Netherlands squeeze through to the Olympic women's hockey final by beating New Zealand 3-1 in a shoot-out.

Spain's players argue with the umpire GB hockey men qualify for semis

Men's Hockey

7 Aug 12

Great Britain's men secure a place in the Olympic hockey semi-finals with a 1-1 draw against Spain in the final group match.

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Netherlands at the Olympics

13 London 2012 ranking

12 Beijing 2008 ranking

1900 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Swimming 2 1 1 RANK 4
Sailing 1 1 1 RANK 4
Hockey 1 1 0 RANK 1
View the London 2012 medal table for Netherlands