The Dutch curling men won the European Championship for the first time on Monday after four defeats.

In Lillehammer, the Dutch team was just too strong for Finland, 7-6.

Despite the first victory, the Netherlands remains last.

Finland has also only won one game.

Earlier in the day, the Orange squad, which is represented by Jaap van Dorp, Carlo Glasbergen, Laurens Hoekman and Wouter Gösgens, lost 9-2 to Scotland.

In recent days, Germany and Switzerland have also lost.

The curling team is preparing at the European Championship for the Olympic qualifying tournament in Leeuwarden, which will be played from December 4 to 19.

The Netherlands has never been represented at the Winter Olympics.

Both the men's team and the women's team never qualified.

The European curling championship lasts until Saturday.

The Netherlands still plays against Italy, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.