Netherlands at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeNED
NOCDutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Websitewww.nocnsf.nl (in Dutch)
in Paris
Competitors29 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 18th
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The Netherlands first competed at the Summer Olympic Games at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Mascotte
Henri Smulders
Chris Hooijkaas
Arie van der Velden
Sailing 3 to 10 ton (Race 1) May 24
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Minerva Amsterdam
Coenraad Hiebendaal
Geert Lotsij
Paul Lotsij
Johannes Terwogt
Hermanus Brockmann
Rowing Men's coxed four August 27
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Solko van den Bergh
Antonius Bouwens
Dirk Boest Gips
Henrik Sillem
Anthony Sweijs
Shooting Men's 50 metre free pistol Team August 1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Johannes Drost Swimming Men's 200 metre backstroke August 12
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Minerva Amsterdam
Rowing Men's eight August 26

Additionally Netherlands competitors won gold medals in Rowing for the Mixed Team. In the final Netherlands team switch coxswains to unknown French boy to reduce weight.

Medal Team Name Sport Event Date
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mixed Team Minerva Amsterdam
François Brandt
Roelof Klein
Hermanus Brockmann
unknown French boy
Rowing Men's coxed pair August 26

Results by event

Aquatics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The Netherlands had 4 swimmers compete in 1900. Drost won a bronze medal; two others made their event finals but did not medal.

Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Herman de By Men's 200 metre freestyle 3:10.4 2 Did not advance
Eduard Meijer Men's 4000 metre freestyle 1:17:55.4 2 q 1:16:37.2 5
Johannes Bloemen Men's 200 metre backstroke 3:09.2 1 Q 3:02.2 4
Johannes Drost 3:10.2 2 q 3:01.0 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1900 Summer Olympics

6 Dutch archers competed in the first Olympic archery competition. The Netherlands did not win any medals in the competition. None of the names of the Dutch archers are known. They competed only in the Sur la Perche à la Herse and Sur la Perche à la Pyramide events, though whether all six competed in both or if any or all competed in only one is also unknown.

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The Netherlands first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent one fencer.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinals Repechage Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Antonius van Nieuwenhuizen Men's masters épée Unknown 3–6 N/A Did not advance

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The Netherlands had 3 boats, all from the Minerva Amsterdam club, compete in the first Olympic rowing competitions. They won 1 medal of each color. Because the unknown cox in the coxed pair final was a French boy, the gold medal is often credited as a mixed team medal rather than a Dutch one.

Boat Event Round 1 Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Minerva Amsterdam
Men's coxed pair N/A 6:56.0 2 Q 7:34.2 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Minerva Amsterdam
Men's coxed four N/A 6:02.0 1 QB 6:03.0 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Minerva Amsterdam
Men's eight N/A 4:59.2 1 Q 6:23.0 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The Dutch had one boat in the first Olympic sailing competition. The Dutch team competed in both races of the 3–10 ton class, winning silver and taking 4th. They also competed in the open class, but did not finish.

Sailors Event Time Rank
  • Christoffel Hooijkaas
  • Henricus Smulders
  • Arie van der Valden
3–10 ton class
race 1
3:46:52 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
  • Christoffel Hooijkaas
  • Henricus Smulders
  • Arie van der Valden
3–10 ton class
race 2
4:46:36 4
  • Christoffel Hooijkaas
  • Henricus Smulders
  • Arie van der Valden
Open class DNF

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics

The Netherlands' first Olympic appearance included competing in the shooting events. Dutch shooters competed in the military pistol and military rifle sets of events.

Shooter Event Score Rank
Antonius Bouwens Men's 50 metre free pistol 390 15
Dirk Boest Gips 437 6
Henrik Sillem 408 12
Anthony Sweijs 310 20
Solko van den Bergh 331 18
Men's 50 metre free pistol, team 1876 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, standing 238 28
Marcus Ravenswaaij 272 14
Henrik Sillem 249 25
Solko van den Bergh 239 26
Uilke Vuurman 261 22
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, kneeling 296 11
Marcus Ravenswaaij 306 5
Henrik Sillem 281 19
Solko van den Bergh 274 20
Uilke Vuurman 303 6
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, prone 278 26
Marcus Ravenswaaij 303 14
Henrik Sillem 317 6
Solko van den Bergh 292 20
Uilke Vuurman 312 8
Antonius Bouwens Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions 812 25
Marcus Ravenswaaij 881 9
Henrik Sillem 847 18
Solko van den Bergh 805 27
Uilke Vuurman 876 14
Men's 300 metre free rifle, team 4221 5

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