The first Olympic event kicks off for the Netherlands on Thursday, a day before the games official opening ceremony, when the national football team Oranje plays Nigeria at a location some 140kms from Beijing.
The best two teams in the pool of four will go on to the Olympic football tournament which starts on Saturday.
Meanwhile the traditional Dutch Olympic hospitality venue Holland Heineken House was officially opened on Thursday by Erica Terpstra, chairwoman of the national Olympic committee NOCNSF.
Holland House is intended to be a meeting place for the Dutch sports teams and their guests in Beijing.
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