The Netherlands, together with Germany, will be applying for the organization of the World Cup in 2025. The Dutch Handball Association (NHV) will announce this on Friday.
In February next year, the international IHF association will announce where the final tournament will take place.
"We are convinced that a World Cup in our countries can be a fantastic opportunity for the international handball family," said Andreas Andreasmann (DHB) and Tjark de Lange (NHV) in a statement.
According to De Lange, the sport in the Netherlands is growing. "Handball is in the spotlight. Our national selections of women, men and youth achieve striking international successes and the participation of young handball players in particular, is increasing."
The next step must be taken with the co-organization of the World Cup. "This fits in with our strategy of displaying handball for a wide audience," says De Lange.
Handball players are world leaders
Germany organized the World Cup in 2017, which attracted 237,263 spectators. Orange seized third place there.
The Dutch handball women are among the best in the world, with silver at the 2015 World Cup, silver at the 2016 European Championships and bronze at the 2018 World Cup. At the 2016 Olympic Games, the Orange took fourth place just next to the medals.
The 2019 World Cup is being held in Japan between the end of November and mid-December. The Netherlands plays in group A against Slovenia, Angola, Cuba, Serbia and Norway. Two years later, Spain is hosting the World Cup.