The army is rich in culture and steeped in tradition.
Find out more about the regimental traditions, the museums and the music!
Marching military personnel in uniforms adorned with badges showing different emblems. Or tough soldiers in camouflage kit and combat boots. Whichever way you look at it, uniforms, ranks and emblems play an important part in the army.
The armed forces used to be divided into regiments. Nowadays, the current units carry on the traditions of the old regiments and honour certain customs. This enhances the esprit de corps, morale and team spirit.
There are many museums and collections which are related to the army. The best known is the Army Museum in Delft, where visitors can take a closer look at the traditions and history of the army. For more information, please visit the English website of the Army Museum.
Four bands, each with their own particular sound and composition, provide the musical accompaniment to ceremonial and other formal occasions both within and outside the army.