Both nations duke it out in Brasilia tomorrow night in a bid to salvage some pride after the pair lost their respective semi-final encounters - albeit in contrasting manners.
The Selecao saw their dream of winning the World Cup on home soil dashed in ruthless fashion on Tuesday as Germany cruised to a 7-1 victory in front of a visibly distressed home crowd in Belo Horizonte.
A disastrous first half set the tone for the Brazilians as Germany struck four times in an astonishing six-minute spell en route to a commanding five-goal half-time lead.
One positive for the host nation is that captain Thiago Silva returns to the team after missing the seven-goal mauling through suspension.
Unlike their Brazilian counterparts, the Netherlands had to wait two hours before being put out of their misery following the drab 0-0 draw with Argentina on Wednesday.
In a game of few chances, it came down to a penalty shootout and Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved twice from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to ensure that the Dutch would not replicate their heroics from the previous round against Costa Rica.
Victory for the Netherlands would represent their third win over Brazil at the finals, having beaten the South Americans twice - 1974 and 2010 - and drawn one in their previous four World Cup meetings.
Possible starting lineups
Netherlands: Vorm; De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Kuyt, Blind; De Jong, Wijnaldum; Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie
Brazil: Cesar; Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo; Gustavo, Fernandinho, Hulk, Oscar, Willian; Jo
Sports Mole says: 2-3