Now that there are actually going to be fully legal betting options for players in the Netherlands, it's not just a case of finding any betting site that will have you.
Those days are over! Now, you can pick and choose your bookmakers based on a series of categories that help you decide whether or not a betting site is the right one for you.
So, what matters and what doesn't?
There are of course several factors that play a role in determining the best betting sites in the Netherlands. However, there are also basic requirements that must be met in order for the other factors to even play a role.
Does the betting site accept Dutch players?
The first and most basic question. Obviously, you need the bookmaker to allow Dutch players to register.
Does the bookmaker have a good reputation?
Now that there is a licensing system in place, this is less of an issue because all online betting sites that you sign up with must follow the gambling laws that are now in place.
But the bookies with a great reputation are generally the best to use.
Does the bookmaker have good markets and features?
As you will know if you are from the Netherlands, the Dutch love a bet on football and field hockey - both of which have massive followings in the country.
You want those popular sports to have plenty of matches and bet types within them, and you also want cool features like the bet builder and odds boosts.