The 60-year-old has decided to cut short his spell with the Oranje after they failed to impress at the Euros, with three defeats from as many gamesThe Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) has announced that Bert van Marwijk has stepped down as coach of the Netherlands national team.
The 60-year-old's position had been under threat after the Oranje failed to impress at Euro 2012, bowing out of the tournament in the group stage with three defeats from three matches.
He faced strong criticism from players and reporters alike and reportedly had to deal with a dressing room rebellion led by vice captain Rafael van der Vaart.
After a meeting between Van Marwijk and KNVB, it was decided to terminate the coach's contract - which was due to expire in 2016.
"We are grateful to Van Marwijk," KNVB director Bert van Oostveen said. "He performed exceptionally well at World Cup 2010 and in getting us to the top of the FIFA World Rankings.
"Of course it is sad to part company with him, but we must be realistic."
Van Marwijk took charge of Netherlands in 2008, replacing Marco van Basten, and guided the Oranje to a runners-up finish at the World Cup in South Africa.
He guided the Dutchmen to an impressive campaign in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, winning nine out of 10 matches, but in Poland and Ukraine they suffered defeats to Germany, Portugal and Denmark.