The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association, which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
In 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. They have played at the final tournament of the 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and were champions in 2017 as hosts. They played at the final tournament of the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2015, and finished in thirteenth place. The Netherlands reached the final of the 2019 edition of the World Cup, losing 2–0 against the United States.
The nicknames for the team are Oranje and Leeuwinnen. Sarina Wiegman has been head coach since January 2017. As of July 2019, the team is ranked number 3 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.