Cheering for the neighbors

Belgium vs ItalyIt is Euro 2016 and since the Netherlands is not there I guess it is fair to cheer for Belgium instead. And right now they are playing against Italy and with 5 minutes left to play Italy is still in the lead with 1-0. But, Belgium has had the ball and the pressure for the last 30 minutes (and really throughout the entire match), so I at least hope that they will be able to score a goal within the coming five minutes.

As you probably know all the matches in Euro 2016 will be broadcasted on NOS in the Netherlands, meaning that you can watch them online at the NOS website. If you are located abroad then you can follow these instructions to watch NOS/NPO from abroad.

You can also read more onĀ about how you can watch NOS and other Dutch channels online abroad, but be aware of the fact that those instructions are only available in Dutch language, so if you do not understand that, do not visit that site, but read the instructions here at instead.

Well, now it is only 1 1/2 minute left of the match and Italy is still in the lead, so this does not look to bright, but the hope is not yet gone entirely. But, the Italians play really boring football in times like this and now they even scored a 2-0 goal and that means that the victory just arrived to Italy. Congratulations on the second goal, it was really beautiful.

But, that means that all the pressure will be on Belgium as they will play against Ireland on June 17th and against Sweden on June 22nd. We have lots of great football to look forward to also in the coming days and weeks.

Great NOS summer coming up!

NOS is going to have a fantastic summer and we as viewers will for sure enjoy it as well. First NOS will broadcast the entire Euro 2016 live from France in June and July and then in August it is time for Brazil to invade the screens of NOS as they will broadcast the entire Summer Olympics 2016.

What is really great with NOS is that they have free live streams available online at which you can follow both these events online and all you need in order for this to work is a Dutch IP address, that is an IP address in the Netherlands. Because when you visit they check your location based on your IP address, and if they discover that you are located outside of Netherlands you will not be allowed to watch their live streams from the Euro 2016 and from the Summer Olympics. So, why not change your IP address so that you can watch? Read more about how you can from abroad right here.

We really look forward to these events, but we must admit that it will be strange to see a European Championship in football in which the Netherlands will not be present. This nation and this team that for sure is among the very best teams in the world had a terrible qualification and somehow they did not even manage to end up third in their group, but instead they ended up fourth behind Iceland, Czech Republic and Turkey. And no teams at fourth place did get a chance to qualify, meaning that the Netherlands did not even get to play play-off matches. But, the Euro 2016 will for sure be interesting anyways, and we look really forward to it.

If you want to know more about the Euro 2016 then you can find news and information about online watching at For more information about how to watch the Summer Olympics 2016 online read this article.