Netherlands will play all the first round matches in Berne. But The Oranje will be living in Lausanne, the capital of the International Olympic Committee.
The players will be lodged in The Beau-Rivage Palace, a luxurious hotel indispensable for a great level team that desires all the comfort to have an excellent performance. This attractive hotel has 180 rooms in six floors and is located within a magnificent property of 40,000 ms ² of surface and offers wonderful views of the Leman Lake and the French Alps.
Van Basten, Rud Van Nistelrooy, Clarence Seedorf, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Robin van Persie and all the team could make use of a covered swimming pool, a gymnasium and two tennis courts. In the beach it will be able to practice different aquatic sports and it is near the Golfclub Lausanne.
There have been stayed Victor Hugo, Camille Saint-Saens, Charles Chaplin, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Gary Cooper, Sacha Guitry, the Japanese Emperor Hirohito, Nelson Mandela, King Hussein of Jordan and Phil Collins, amongst other famous people.
We will see if this beautiful place will give luck to Holland that will face Italy, Romania and France in the most difficult group of EURO 2008 in the Road to repeat the 1988 success.