Typically Dutch -Hockey -Netherlands Miniature Sheet 2022

On 21 March 2022, PostNL issued the Typically Dutch – hockey stamp sheet. This issue is the second in the Typically Dutch series this year. In 2022, the multi-annual series is dedicated to five sports in which the Dutch excel. The six identical postage stamps will be marked ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items weighing up to 20g destined for the Netherlands. The Typically Dutch – hockey issue was designed by graphic designer Clair Bedon and creative director Edwin van Praet from Total Design in Amsterdam. This stamp series, stamps featuring skating were published earlier this year (3 January). Later this year, PostNL will publish stamps featuring the typically Dutch sports of cycling (4 April), sailing (9 May) and football (15 August).

Pim Mulier introduced hockey to the Netherlands in 1891. The first hockey clubs were soon established in Amsterdam, Haarlem and The Hague, followed in 1898 by the Nederlandsche Hockey & Bandy Bond, now called Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond (KNHB, ‘Royal Dutch Hockey Association’). On 23 January 1926, the Dutch men’s hockey team played its very first international match. In Antwerp, they defeated the national team of Belgium, scoring 1-2.