The Netherlands returned to World Cup action in 2022, with the Oranje kit of the Dutch National team being worn in the Middle East, as Qatar host the tournament. And their women’s national football team is also in the hunt in 2023 as they participate in the Australia/New Zealand World Cup. See their kits below:
Holland Home Kit
2022/23 Holland Home Shirt
Netherlands features in the 2022 World Cup with a Nike home shirt that mixes different shades of orange. A darker, more traditional orange and a relatively brighter, yellow Laser Orange combine to produce a fur-like all-over graphic, which obviously takes inspiration from lion being a symbol of the nation.
Netherlands play their home games in strip of orange shirts hence their nickname in Holland of Oranje. The shirt features in one of Europe’s best national teams, Holland won the European Championship in 1988, and reached two consecutive World Cup finals, losing both in 1974 and 1978. They also had a runners-up finish in 2010. Famous names to have pulled on the Orange shirt of Holland include Marco Van Basten, Johan Cruyff, Rudd Gullit, Edgar Davids and Ruud Van Nistelrooy. World Cup glory still eludes them though.
2020/21 Holland Home Shirt
The Netherlands 2020 home kit is a v-neckline shirt that has a dark orange shade all over the kit, with web-like prints forming a lion face at the front side to salute the importance of the animal to the cultural badges of the country.
Complementing the orange base are black applications for the narrow collar, as well as the swoosh on the right chest and the federation badge on the left chest. The zap shaped wide linings on the sides of the body are also black.
Men’s Holland Shirt
Since Holland’s establishment in 1905 the side have worn orange shirts. The side have orange shirts due the House of Orange-Nassau and William I of Orange. The side hold the record for playing the most World Cup Finals without winning once in 1974, once in 1978 and once in 2010. Holland’s home shirts have gone through a series of orange colourways. The most display is the orange shirt with either black or white shorts and orange socks. The Euro 2020 home shirt by Nike uses a tonal polygonal graphic that subtly displays the face of a lion.
Holland’s iconic players that have worn the orange home shirt include Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Frank de Boer, Marc Overmars, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids.
Holland or The Netherlands are an international team most notably known for wearing orange and for boasting world class internationals including Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, and, in recent times, Virgil Van Dijk, Frenkie De Jong, and Memphis Depday. Holland are nicknamed ‘Clockwork Orange’ due to the fact that it is the national colour of the country originating from the Coat of Arms of the Dutch founding father Willaim of Orange-Nassau. The home shirts are bright orange and are manufactured by Nike. In their last major tournament honor was their bronze finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Netherlands national football team played their first international against Belgium in Antwerp on the 30th April 1905 winning 4-1. Netherlands famously reached the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final where they played Spain losing 1-0 after extra time afer a goal from Andres Iniesta. Despite all the talent that has played for the Dutch they have never won the FIFA World Cup.
Netherlands have usually had sky blue, black or white away shirts to coincide with their bright orange home shirt.
Children’s Netherlands Kit
The Dutch youth teams are controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association. Holland have youth teams playing at U-21, U-19, U-17 levels.
The youth teams have had a lot of notable players playing through their ranks including Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Edgar Davids and Patrick Kluivert.
Netherlands Women’s Kit
Women’s 2022 Netherlands Home Shirt
The Netherlands women’s national football team were one of the participating teams in the Euro 2022 proper and wore a traditional-looking Nike home shirt. The jersey was plain orange to stick with the team’s identity as the ‘Orange Lionesses.’ Only the team crest and Swoosh logo provided another colour detail in black.
Dutch World Cup Kits
World Cup 2022 – The Netherlands were back at the World Cup in Qatar after missing out the previous one in Russia. Despite the patchy presence of the nation in the international tournament, missing out a few ones every now and then, the Oranje were still considered as one of the teams with a decent chance of winning the title (not to mention the fact that they topped their group to clinch outright qualification). The team also had come within touching distance of winning it all, just falling short at the last hurdle in ’74, ’78, and most recently, in 2010. Marking their participation in the first-ever winter World Cup was a home shirt with two shades of their bespoke colour: a lighter, more yellowy type and a noticeably darker one. Both tones combined to produce a swirling graphic loosely based on the lion’s fur (also symbolising the fluidity of the Total Football philosophy. A more plain dark blue away shirt accompanied the primary outfit.
World Cup 2014 – Finishing third place was definitely the central talking point for this campaign, but second best highlight was the fact that the Netherlands became the first-ever team in World Cup history to use all of its players (completed with Michel Vorm’s last two minute-appearance at literally the country’s last match of the tournament). For the ’14 Brazil WC, the Netherlands wore a plain orange home shirt with a vivid type of shade, and a predominantly blue away one. The latter had more activity than the former as far as the design was concerned, featuring a sublime overlapping of chevron and striping patterns as well as a transitioning of the base colour from the darker navy tone on the peripheries to a light blue hue towards the centre.
World Cup 2010 – If not for the missed chances, the Holland squad of 2010 that included the likes of Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben, and Wesley Sneijder might had given the nation its first championship and taken one trophy away from Spain’s golden generation. It was a missed opportunity to immortalise the 2010 kits, which comprised of a home kit that had the orange in a plain, pastel application, and white away kit with two broadly-spaced chevrons in red and blue forming a band around the chest.
World Cup 2006 – Holland’s 2006 home kit was like a polo-collared version of the 2014’s as both featured a striking shade of orange, with the white alternate kit displaying a dual sash striping in red and blue. The nation’s campaign ended acrimoniously in the now infamous Battle of Nuremberg, their Round of 16 match against Portugal. The match was marked by heavy challenges and injuries, resulting in 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards.
World Cup 1998 – Setting aside the fourth place finish, Dennis Bergkamp’s late winner against Argentina was arguably the best moment of the nation in the tournament. A sublime first-touch to receive Frank de Boer’s 60-yard pass enabled the striker to reverse-flick the ball inside the Argentinian defender, then finishing the sequence through a volley using the outside of his right foot. It was a goal whose contemporary equivalent would be Lionel Messi’s own magnetic touch vs Nigeria in 2018. Both Netherlands kits featured a polo collar setup, black for the orange home kit and white for the blue away kit. The primary shirt had additional black accents from the side trims and sleeve cuffs, while the secondary outfit had orange ones.
World Cup 1994 – No longer having Marco Van Basten and Ruud Gullit at the team, Dennis Bergkamp had been left to carry much of the nation’s firepower in 1994 US WC. The Netherlands only managed to reach the quarterfinals, exiting at the hands of eventual champions Brazil with a close 3-2 scoreline. The Bergkamp-led squad wore an orange home kit designed with an all-over pattern of the lion symbol in the KNVB logo. The away kit was a much simpler plain white kit. Both jerseys featured a polo collar and broad sleeve cuffs, all of which featured a national flag striping pattern on the edges.
World Cup 1990 – Aside from disappointing the high expectations with a Round of 16 exit, the Netherlands got involved with one of the grossest moments in the World Cup when Frank Rijkaard got into a spitting match with West Germany’s Rudi Voller. Another forgettable fact for the country in 1990 was being part of the ‘Group of Sleep’ that produced the most draws in any group round of the World Cup with five. Arguably emblematic of their performance, both the orange home and white away kits featured a plain look, with only a polo collar and a sleeve striping in reverse colour providing the additional details.
World Cup 1978 – A kidnapping attempt negatively impacted Johann Cruyff’s psyche, which caused him to miss the World Cup. With the Netherlands losing another finals after the ’74 WC in West Germany, such absence of a legendary figure in Holland football naturally caused what-if sighs from their fans. The orange home kit did not significantly differ from the previous one, with the difference being the round neckline. The same could be said for the white away kit that had a round neckline collar instead of a v-shaped one.
World Cup 1974 – The rise of Total Football philosophy and the emergence of Johann Cruyff put back the Netherlands to football recognition and to the World Cup, ending a 36-year absence. The nation’s wait for another WC appearance was rewarded with a runners-up finish, losing 2-1 to hosts West Germany in the finals. The 1974 home kit was the country’s first one in orange, which they had continue to take since then. It had black accents complimenting the orange base, courtesy of the shoulder striping. The white away kit in 1974 was also the nation’s first, and featured the said outfit with orange striping instead.