And it wouldn't be the first time many are tipping the Dutch to make an impact at an international tournament. They hold an impressive record on the big stage, winning Euro 1988, as well as finishing as runners-up at the 1974, 1978 and 2010 World Cups.
Yet, Holland run the risk of becoming a one-man team next summer.
World ranking (as of November 2011): 2
Coach: Bert van Marwijk
Despite starting his coaching career in 1990, Van Marwijk's ascent to national team boss has been something of a rapid one.
After managing in the Dutch lower divisions, the 59-year-old got his big break when he took charge of Fortuna Sittard in 1998, and within two years, he had been hired by Eredivisie giants Feyenoord.
He then spent two seasons in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, before returning to Feyenoord in 2007, and was finally installed as Holland coach in August 2008, where he has been ever since.
Can they win it?
Plenty has to go wrong for the Dutch to not pose a challenge next summer - at the very least, progress to the knockout rounds should be fairly straightforward affair, as it was during qualification.
Holland won their first nine qualifiers on the trot, scoring 35 goals and only conceding five, before they were beaten by Sweden 3-2 in their final match, with qualification long secured.
The one thing that Van Marwijk has done brilliantly has been to retain a nucleus of established players, occasionally introducing younger stars when he senses one of his senior members are nearing the end of their careers.
It worked brilliantly when Maarten Stekelenburg comfortably took over from the legendary Edwin van der Sar, having been involved in the Dutch setup for a number of years as a reserve.
Likewise, Gregory van der Wiel took over at right-back and looked like a ten-year veteran, while PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman is showing early signs he will be one to watch.
However, it is Van Marwijk's seasoned campaigners that will be at the forefront of Holland's Euro 2012 bid. Players like Joris Mathijsen and John Heitinga will provide Stekelenburg plenty of cover, while Nigel De Jong, Mark van Bommel, Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart form a midfield most coaches would die for.
Up front, the hard-working Dirk Kuyt, clinical Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and unpredictable Ryan Babel each bring a different dimension to Holland's attack.
But ask anyone who Van Marwijk's ace in the pack is, and almost everyone will readily say Robin van Persie's name.
Quite simply, the Arsenal striker is a player in the peak of his powers, capable of slicing any defence apart by himself. Unstoppable on the run, relatively strong in the air, and capable of producing the most venomous shots, Van Persie is one of the best strikers in the world at present.
And with a formidable supporting cast, one would be foolish to rule out the Dutch at next year's finals.
Best performance at European Championship: Winners (1988)