Adding to the recent release of new kits debuting in the World Cup, the Netherlands is a bright spot in the laundry list of hits and misses. Though the men will not be partaking in international play this summer, their newest kit by Nike certainly doesn’t reflect a poor performance.

The Dutch are sticking to the traditional and easily recognizable bright orange colorway with black accents and all white shorts. The sleeves and crest are by far the highlight, with a sleeve pattern that mimics speed, and a lioness crest emblazoned with KNVB or the Royal Netherlands Football Association. Simply put, the kit is fierce.

The away version is just as eye-catching, paying homage to the 1988 change colors with a baby blue base and royal blue geometric pattern to create movement. The colorway chosen is fresh and unique with socks for each kit matching the color of the jersey top worn.

Last but not least, both kits feature a crown stamped inside the back collar, an orange crown on the away kits, and an all-black for the home. Although it won’t be seen during matches, it’s a cheeky addition that adds to the flare of some already tasteful style choices for the Dutch.

The top is available for purchase tomorrow, April 26th, at Nike’s online store, and will debut in their friendly against Slovakia on May 31st.


The Kit: HOLLAND HOME 2000-02
Growing more and more restless anticipating the start of the 2017-18 club seasons. This has been a rather lackluster summer from a footballing standpoint, leaving me digging through the youtube library of classic moments in football history to pass the time. This weeks throwback goes back 17 years highlighting a Dutch team that seemed to be a shoe in for  Euro 2000 title.  
Brand: NIKE
Worn By: Patrick Kluivert, Dennis Bergkamp, Edgar Davids, Marc Overmars, Jaap Stam, and Clarence Seedorf
The Story:
This Dutch would be tournament co hosts with Belgium and were heavily favored to lift the European title. There was little to argue once you look back at their roster stacked with football legends all in their prime. The kit was a simple design with a vibrant orange paired with aggressive black accents.
A 3-2 victory over the world champions France cemented a perfect start for the Dutch in the group stage and would then would obliterate Yugoslavia 6-1 in the quarterfinals. However, everything would fall to pieces in their semifinal match against Italy. Bergkamp had a beautiful shot rejected by the post, Zambrotta sent off in the 34th minute, Frank de Boer and Patrick Kluivert would both fail to convert their awarded penalty kicks. Crucial opportunities were not capitalized on in regulation and the Oranje would fall to the Italians in shootouts. 
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