With a developing squad and a potential Second Round tie against Brazil should they fail to win the group, Netherlands will do well to reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.
The 2010 runners-up capitulated at Euro 2012 - losing all three group games. Despite qualifying with ease, they face an uphill struggle to get to the Final this time round – as they face World Champions Spain in the group, with Brazil most likely awaiting the second place side.
HOW NETHERLANDS GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
Netherlands swept away all-comers in a relatively straight-forward group, to restore some of the confidence lost during their disastrous Euro 2012 showing.
Dropping just two points on their way to qualification and scoring at least two goals in each of their 10 games - including an emphatic 8-1 win over Hungary - Netherlands will hope to continue at that level against much stronger opponents.
NETHERLANDS MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
Former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal is in his second spell as Netherlands boss - after his first spell ended with them missing out on the 2002 World Cup finals.
That failure is the only blemish on their recent World Cup record - as the three-time runners-up have progressed to at least the Second Round in every other World Cup since 1990. They bettered their 1994 quarter-final berth with a Fourth-placed finish four years later, before ending as Runners-up in 2010.
NETHERLANDS KEY PLAYER
Leading the Dutch attack, Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie's goals will be imperitive to his side's chances of doing well this summer.
He has scored 41 goals in 79 appearances for his country so far and he finished as Top Scorer of UEFA's 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, with 11 goals.
The 30-year-old also became his country's all-time record goalscorer with a hat-trick in the 8-1 demolition of Hungary in Netherland's penultimate qualifier.
NETHERLANDS 2014 WORLD CUP BETTING TIP
After arguably being handed a harder group than their pointless Euro 2012 campaign - as Spain are the current World Champions and Chile better suited to the conditions in Brazil - back Netherlands not to qualify out of Group B in the 2014 World Cup.
NETHERLANDS 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen, Tim Krul, Michel Vorm, Jeroen Zoet.
Defenders: Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi, Karim Rekik, Patrick van Aanholt, Paul Verhaegh, Tonny Vilhena, Ron Vlaar, Joel Veltman.
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie, Jonathan de Guzman, Nigel de Jong, Leroy Fer, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Georginio Wijnaldum.
Forwards: Jean-Paul Boetius, Memphis Depay, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dirk Kuyt, Jeremain Lens, Quincy Promes, Robin van Persie.