Dutch athletes competed in the Olympic Games for the first time in1900 in Paris and have participated in almost all Summer Games since then. The Winter Games in 1928 in Sankt Moritz (Switserland) were the first Winter Games with a Dutch squad participating. After these Games, with the exception of the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid, the Netherlands have participated in all Olympic Winter Games.
So far Dutch athletes have gained 130 gold, 136 silver and 149 bronze medals at Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games. The Netherlands hosted the Games of the IX Olympiad in 1928 in Amsterdam.