The Netherlands was represented by 117 athletes at Baku 2015, winning eight gold, 12 silver and nine bronze medals.

The country ranked ninth in the final standings.

Taekwondo player Reshmie Oogink served as The Netherlands' flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony, while BMX cyclist Twan van Gendt, the silver medallist in the men's event, did so at the Closing Ceremony.

Three of the nation's gold medals were won in judo, while boxing, road cycling, artistic gymnastics, swimming and table tennis all produced one Dutch triumph.

The Netherlands had originally been awarded the hosting rights to the 2019 European Games, but it withdrew in June 2015, just two days after the Opening Ceremony of the inaugural edition in Azerbaijan’s capital.

The plan failed to earn enough support from The Netherlands' then Sports Minister Edith Schippers and the Government after the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation had asked for a financial contribution of nearly €60 million (£52 million/$69 million) towards the original budget of €125 million (£109 million/$143 million).