The Netherlands debuted at Miss Universe in 1956. The national beauty pageant was called Miss Holland until 1990. Since 1991 it became known as Miss Netherlands. Since 2009, a new pageant system was founded as Miss Universe Nederland with Kim Kötter (Miss Netherlands 2002) as a president. Its name was changed in the same year to Miss Nederland when it also acquired the national franchise for Miss World. The winner represented the Netherlands both at Miss Universe and Miss World.
In 2010, the Miss Nederland organization also acquired the national franchise for Miss Earth, thus the Miss Nederland 2010 winner, Desirée van den Berg represented her country at Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.
Before 1991 it was Miss Holland winner, who was sent to the Miss Universe. After 1991, Miss Nederland or Miss Universe Nederland became the official representative for Miss Universe. Since 1991 as well, traditionally the winner of Miss Nederland will be competing at Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
The second title of Miss Nederland represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. Before joining at Miss Nederland Organization, Miss World Netherlands representative will be selecting by another organization in Amsterdam in 1991-2005 after separated to Miss Holland pageant in 1991.
Netherlands began to compete in 1956 and named as Holland. Traditionally, the winner of Miss Holland represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. This pageant system stopped in 1991 and the official organization renamed Miss Holland become Miss Nederland.
The third title of Miss Nederland represents her country at Miss Earth. On occasion, when the candidate does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, another girl is sent. Since 2012 the Miss Earth Netherlands winner will select by separate pageant and the winner will compete at Miss Earth.