The Oranje have qualified for Euro2020 after missing out on the World Cup.
"I'm very delighted that we are back at the Euros, back where we belong I think," Van Dijk told reporters. "It means a lot to the people. I've heard we're going to probably play all our group games in Amsterdam, it will be massive.
"It was a big thing for us to miss those tournaments, it was tough. .. We have missed two, maybe we have to get used to it again."