Sport in the Netherlands

We dream of the Netherlands becoming a country in which everyone enjoys sport; because sport is passion, it is a healthy pursuit, and it brings people together. Sport can bring out the best in people, help to build friendships, and foster respect. It is our goal to make it possible for absolutely everyone in the Netherlands to take part in sport and to enjoy being physically active.

We focus on creating the best possible conditions for sports in the Netherlands. We encourage both participation and winning; grass roots sport and elite sport. We promote excellence in sport, help athletes win medals, and also strengthen sport research. We encourage people to get a little bit better every day, to use sport as a way of fighting obesity, and to make the Netherlands a safer and better place.

Kelly van Zon met rolstoelers
Game Changer Tokyo 2020 Project
Centre for Elite sport and Education
Sport Agenda 2017+
International representatives
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Dutch medallists
Upcoming events in the Netherlands
Deel dit via:


Herbert Wolff
Head of International Relations

For more information:
Papendallaan 60
6816 VD Arnhem 
The Netherlands
Telefoon: 0031 (0)26 4834400

Postbus 302
6800 AH Arnhem
The Netherlands