21 Amazing Photos Chronicling Dutch Soccer’s Past

All images courtesy of the Netherlands’ Nationaal Archief Flickr page.

The Dutch team scores (Netherlands v. Belgium, 1934).

Boys cheering when their favorite team scores. Velsen, The Netherlands, 1931.

Dutch player Wim Lagendaal shoots on goal but misses. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1932.

Dutch national team in training for 1934 World Cup.

Dutch football supporters in Milan, 1934 World Cup.


Left: Dutch soccer player Bep Bakhuys on the offensive.
Right: Dutch team member Lagendaal en route to 1934 World Cup.

The Dutch team scores (Netherlands v. Belgium, 1934).

Netherlands-Czechoslovakia match, 1938 World Cup.


Left: Soccer for the disabled. One legged player plays the ball. Berlin, Germany, 1935.
Right: Swiss goalkeeper in action, Netherlands-Switzerland (2-3), 1934 World Cup.

Keeper Gejus van der Meul ashamed after letting an easy ball pass through during a special match on Crown Princess Juliana’s birthday on April 30, 1940. Heemstede, The Netherlands.

Soccer training for schoolboys during Easter holidays, 1951.

Ajax players’ wives watching the European Cup Final. AC Milan defeated Ajax 4-1. Madrid, Spain, May 28, 1969.

Dutch soccer team posing in front of a traditional wooden house in Zaandam, the Netherlands, 1964.

Boys in local costume, playing soccer in the streets of Volendam, Holland, 1958.

Dutch national team await their Swiss opponents, 1934 World Cup.

Dutch national team sets off for World Cup finals in 1934.

Dutch national team arrive on the pitch, 1934 World Cup.

Boys proudly carrying their football boots around their neck. The Netherlands, 1915-1925.

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