6 Dutch archers competed in the first Olympic archery competition. The Netherlands did win any medals in the competition. None of the names of the Dutch archers are known. They competed only in the Sur la Perche à la Herse and Sur la Perche à la Pyramide events, though whether all six competed in both or if any or all competed in only one is also unknown.
The Netherlands first competed in fencing at the Olympics in the sport's second appearance. The nation sent one fencer.
The Netherlands' first Olympic appearance included competing in the shooting events. Dutch shooters competed in the military pistol and military rifle sets of events.