Open data


What is open data?

Open Data is data that can freely be used and is made available in a machine-readable format. Statistics Netherlands provides three different types of open data. The OData interfaces (APIs) of Statistics Netherlands enable users to use data in automated processes. Information can be retrieved via the OData protocol.

StatLine open data

The tables which can be viewed and downloaded in StatLine are also available as open data. The collection of datasets can be searched in the StatLine data portal. All datasets from StatLine are also part of the open data collection of the Dutch government, called (Dutch).

Statistics Netherlands provides support via the Linkedin group Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek; Open Data.

Website open data

Information from the Statistics Netherlands website can also be retrieved via an API. Articles, frequently used figures and events from the publication calendar can be queried. By connecting to open data new articles can for instance be processed automatically.


Each dataset can be refreshed individually. Statistics Netherlands cannot be held responsible for any information found through this website. Statistics Netherlands does not accept any liability for damage arising from visiting this site or for any damage arising from services rendered, through the use of the offered or referenced meta data. Statistics Netherlands is not liable for unauthorized or unimpeded access to data that you provide via the datasets. Statistics Netherlands does not guarantee that the website will function without error or interruption.