Dutch football team EC 2021
Dutch football team EC 2021
Photo: © KNVB

Holland Football Nation

Football is a national sport in the Netherlands. Over 1 million people actually play football, but almost everyone has an opinion about it. Especially during championships tension rises and the orange fever takes hold over the country. The Dutch have influenced the game of football with starplayers, such as Cruijff and Van Basten, world famous trainers, like Michels, Hiddink and Van Gaal, impressive achievements of the national team and an enthusiastic orange legion of fans. Women's football has been an important crowd-pleaser for the past few years, and it also has been doing extremely well in the classifications. Learn more about the Dutch and their love for football and join the orange madness.

2021 EC

One thing is certain: the 2021 EC will be a special football tournament. This sixteenth edition was to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19. The dates are now 11 June through 11 July 2021. The EC is organized by eleven European countries and four of the matches will be played in our very own Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The Dutch team is scheduled to play in group C with Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia. The Dutch team will play its first match in Amsterdam op 13 June 2021. For more information about matches and times, please check the EU schedule.

EC song

This year, the Dutch DJ Martin Garrix produced the official 2021 EC song ‘We are the People’ in partnership with Bono & The Edge. The track aims to communicate positivity, hope and determination, so each team can be successful in the championship.

Most amazing Orange Street in the Netherlands

During the EC, all of the Netherlands turns orange! Dutch streets compete to become the most amazing decorated Orange Street in the Netherlands. This year, De Haagse Marktweg in The Hague won the prize. The same street won the title in 2014, too.