Land use; main categories; regional, 1900 onwards

Land use; main categories; regional, 1900 onwards

Regions Periods Woodland and nature Natural open area (km2)
Nederland 2015 1,577
Groningen (PV) 2015 85
Friesland (PV) 2015 299
Drenthe (PV) 2015 144
Overijssel (PV) 2015 121
Flevoland (PV) 2015 60
Gelderland (PV) 2015 221
Utrecht (PV) 2015 27
Noord-Holland (PV) 2015 183
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2015 151
Zeeland (PV) 2015 102
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2015 145
Limburg (PV) 2015 39
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table provides information about the land use of the area of the Netherlands and the changes in land use.

Data available from: 1900.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 7 September 2018:
Addition of figures of surfaces of 2013, 2014 and 2015, addition of figures of land use of 2015.

When will new figures be published?
The land use 2017 figures will be published December 2021 at the latest.

Description topics

Woodland and nature
Area with forest or natural open area.
Natural open area
Open area with a wet or dry surface, mainly nature.