Van Breda Kolff a made his debut in the Netherlands national football team as a player of HVV Den Haag on 2 April 1911 at the age of 17, and (as of 2014) he still holds the record as the youngest player to have ever played for "Oranje". During his debut in a 3–1 win over Belgium he scored the second goal to give the Dutch a 2–0 lead. This also by default made him the youngest goalscorer in the team's history. In total he played 11 international matches, including four games at the 1912 Summer Olympics where he captured the bronze medal in a 9–0 win over Finland. The goal he scored in his international debut was the only goal he scored in his 11 caps.