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Holland Travel Notes -- Holland is officially called the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Much of the north and west of the country lies below sea-level. Find out more about The Netherlands @ Travel Notes.

Flag of Holland

Holland qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on October 8th, 2005.

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Holland in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Holland's 8th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Holland's Best World Cup Performance

Runners-up West Germany 1974 and Argentina 1978.

Holland World Cup Preparations

Holland have chosen to base themselves in Hinterzarten, in the spa region of the Black Forest.

Holland Team Hotel

Parkhotel Adler, Hinterzarten - Choice of World Cup Accommodation for the football team from The Netherlands.
Parkhotel Adler:
Adlerplatz 3, Hinterzarten.
Privately-owned by the same family since 1900, the Parkhotel Adler is an exclusive hideaway situated in the southern end of the Black Forest with its own park. The hotel has three buildings: the Schwarzwaldhaus built in the 15th century; the main building built in 1890; and the Residence, which has suites and junior suites, built in 1978.

Holland Friendly Matches

Beat Ecuador (1:0); Wednesday 1st March. (Amsterdam)
Dirk Kuijt (48).

Beat Cameroon (1:0), Saturday 27th May. (Rotterdam)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (23).

Beat Mexico (2:1), Thursday 1st June. (Eindhoven)
Johnny Heitinga (52), Ryan Babel (57).

Drew with Australia (1:1), Sunday 4th June. (Rotterdam)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (9).

Holland in the 2006 World Cup

Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond
Group C

Serbia & Montenegro vs Holland in Leipzig:
It was almost a fight to hold on to the win for Holland, in the second-half, having dominated so much in the first forty five minutes.

Holland vs Côte d'Ivoire in Stuttgart:
After going into a two-goal lead, there were some nervous moments for Holland towards the end.

Holland vs Argentina in Frankfurt:
Having both qualified for the Second Round, Holland and Argentina gave a number of reserves a run, just to keep the momentum going.

Knockout Stage

Second Round
Portugal vs Holland in Nürnberg.
A classic game it wasn't, as twelve players were booked and two from each team sent off. If the game had gone to extra-time, there might not have been enough players left to finish the game.

Holland World Cup Squad 2006

Holland Football Kit
Oranjee

Goalkeepers:

1 Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United, England)
22 Henk Timmer (AZ Alkmaar)
23 Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax)

Defenders:

2 Kew Jaliens (AZ Alkmaar)
3 Khalid Boulahrouz (Hamburg SV)
4 Joris Mathijsen (AZ Alkmaar)
5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona, Spain)
12 Jan Kromkamp (Liverpool, England)
13 Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven)
14 Johnny Heitinga (Ajax)
15 Tim de Cler (AZ Alkmaar)

Midfielders:

6 Denny Landzaat (AZ Alkmaar)
8 Phillip Cocu (PSV Eindhoven)
10 Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg SV, Germany)
16 Hedwiges Maduro (Ajax)
18 Mark van Bommel (Barcelona, Spain)
20 Wesley Sneijder (Ajax)

Forwards:

7 Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord)
9 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United, England)
11 Arjen Robben (Chelsea, England)
17 Robin van Persie (Arsenal, England)
19 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV Eindhoven)
21 Ryan Babel (Ajax)

Trainer:
Marco van Basten.

Stijn Schaars and Nigel de Jong on stand-by.

Players to watch:
10 Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg SV, Germany)
9 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United, England)

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