Approximately 4.5 million of the total of almost 17 million people (more than a quarter of the population) in the Netherlands are registered with one of the 24669 (2015) sports clubs in the country.

More information on sports can be found at the English website of NOCNSF.

Whenever the national team engages in international competitions - orange mania reigns. People dress in Orange (in reference to the name of the royal family) raise the national flag and decorate houses and streets as a patriotic feeling of athletic superiority floods the nation.