Dutch Olympic Committee * Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF)

The Netherlands

The Netherlands Olympic Committee * Netherlands Sports Confederations (NOC*NSF) is the umbrella body for organized sports in the Netherlands. The 95 member organisations, including 76 sport federations, account for around 27,700 sport clubs with almost 6 million members, who make up almost a third of the Dutch population.

The organisation is responsible for sending sportsmen and women to represent the Netherlands at the Olympic and Paralympic games.  

The two main objectives are:

  • Ranking among the top 10 best elite sports performing countries in the world; and

  • Increasing sports participation in the Netherlands with a minimal of 10 percent in the next 5 years.

NOC*NSF is the partner for government in relation to sport and implements central governments sports policy.