Land use; all categories, municipalities

Land use; all categories, municipalities

Regions Periods Woodland and nature Dry natural open area (ha) Woodland and nature Wet natural open area (ha)
Nederland 2015 95,055 62,631
Noord-Nederland (LD) 2015 27,861 24,910
Oost-Nederland (LD) 2015 27,032 13,186
West-Nederland (LD) 2015 29,491 16,755
Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2015 10,671 7,780
Groningen (PV) 2015 3,210 5,316
Friesland (PV) 2015 15,047 14,821
Drenthe (PV) 2015 9,603 4,773
Overijssel (PV) 2015 4,396 7,664
Flevoland (PV) 2015 2,289 3,734
Gelderland (PV) 2015 20,347 1,788
Utrecht (PV) 2015 1,813 896
Noord-Holland (PV) 2015 14,814 3,484
Zuid-Holland (PV) 2015 9,033 6,024
Zeeland (PV) 2015 3,831 6,350
Noord-Brabant (PV) 2015 7,951 6,581
Limburg (PV) 2015 2,720 1,199
Oost-Groningen (CR) 2015 413 1,291
Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2015 13 437
Overig Groningen (CR) 2015 2,785 3,588
Noord-Friesland (CR) 2015 13,249 9,721
Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2015 114 2,079
Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2015 1,684 3,020
Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2015 4,155 3,041
Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2015 2,122 697
Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2015 3,327 1,035
Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2015 1,215 6,074
Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2015 72 154
Twente (CR) 2015 3,109 1,435
Veluwe (CR) 2015 17,030 436
Achterhoek (CR) 2015 307 447
Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2015 2,885 480
Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2015 126 425
Utrecht (CR) 2015 1,813 896
Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2015 5,062 990
Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2015 2,753 249
IJmond (CR) 2015 2,232 99
Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2015 3,785 136
Zaanstreek (CR) 2015 0 323
Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2015 51 1,038
Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2015 931 649
Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2015 2,233 41
Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2015 2,460 82
Delft en Westland (CR) 2015 484 146
Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2015 0 865
Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2015 3,820 3,614
Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2015 35 1,278
Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2015 364 2,820
Overig Zeeland (CR) 2015 3,467 3,530
West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2015 859 2,967
Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2015 1,005 1,218
Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2015 1,219 398
Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2015 4,868 1,999
Noord-Limburg (CR) 2015 1,507 569
Midden-Limburg (CR) 2015 998 611
Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2015 214 20
Flevoland (CR) 2015 2,289 3,734
No urban region (SG) 2015
Groningen (SG) 2015
Leeuwarden (SG) 2015
Zwolle (SG) 2015
Enschede (SG) 2015
Apeldoorn (SG) 2015
Arnhem (SG) 2015
Nijmegen (SG) 2015
Amersfoort (SG) 2015
Utrecht (SG) 2015
Amsterdam (SG) 2015
Haarlem (SG) 2015
Leiden (SG) 2015
's-Gravenhage (SG) 2015
Rotterdam (SG) 2015
Dordrecht (SG) 2015
Breda (SG) 2015
Tilburg (SG) 2015
's-Hertogenbosch (SG) 2015
Eindhoven (SG) 2015
Geleen/Sittard (SG) 2015
Heerlen (SG) 2015
Maastricht (SG) 2015
No metropolitan agglomeration (GA) 2015
Groningen (GA) 2015
Leeuwarden (GA) 2015
Zwolle (GA) 2015
Enschede (GA) 2015
Apeldoorn (GA) 2015
Arnhem (GA) 2015
Nijmegen (GA) 2015
Amersfoort (GA) 2015
Utrecht (GA) 2015
Amsterdam (GA) 2015
Haarlem (GA) 2015
Leiden (GA) 2015
's-Gravenhage (GA) 2015
Rotterdam (GA) 2015
Dordrecht (GA) 2015
Breda (GA) 2015
Tilburg (GA) 2015
's-Hertogenbosch (GA) 2015
Eindhoven (GA) 2015
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: 1996.

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

Changes as of 7 September 2018:
Addition of 2015 figures.

Metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions have been removed from the table. Figures published earlier on the said regions which were in this table have now been published on Statistics Netherlands’ website (cbs.nl) as customised output, see section/paragraph 3. As of reporting year 2016, Statistics Netherlands no longer publishes data on metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions. Various social developments have rendered the philosophy and methodology underlying the delineation outdated. It furthermore appears that other agencies are using a different classification of metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions depending on the area of application. This means there is no longer a consensus on which standard applies.
The metropolitan agglomerations and urban regions will not be published anymore from 2015 onwards as a default regional figure. On request they can be provided.

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.
Dry natural open area
Open area with a dry surface, mainly nature.

Including
- dry heather;
- grasslike natural area (not for agricultural use);
- dunes;
- sand drift;
- sandbar;
- beach.
Wet natural open area
Open area with a wet surface, mainly nature.

Including
- wet heather;
- reed and rush (including cultivations);
- salt marsh (not innundated at normal high tides);
- tidal soil, if barren;
- bluegrass land.

Excluding
- osier bed;
- wet woodland.