The final took place on 26 March at the Discotheque Escape in Amsterdam, hosted by Paul de Leeuw. All eight songs were performed by Jacott, with the winner being decided by juries in the twelve Dutch provinces, who awarded votes as 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. (For reasons which are unclear, on the night the votes were announced in multiples of 1,000 - i.e. the favourite song was awarded 10,000 points.) "Vrede" won by a 7-point margin, having been ranked first by four of the juries.
On the night of the final Jacott performed 20th in the running order, following the United Kingdom and preceding Croatia. At the close of voting "Vrede" had received 96 points from 14 countries (including the maximum 12 from Ireland and 10 from Norway and Bosnia and Herzegovina), placing the Netherlands 6th of the 25 entries. The Dutch jury awarded its 12 points to Portugal.