40 percent international first-year students at Dutch universitiesArticles
More and more foreign students enrol at a Dutch university (WO) or university of applied science (HBO).
More graduates and less alcohol consumption among young people in 2020Articles
With a pandemic ongoing, the year 2020 reshaped the lives of young people in the Netherlands.
PhD student investigates causes of premature birthArticles
On 18 January 2022, Eduardo Villamor Martinez obtained his PhD cum laude from Maastricht University.
Vocational training preparing for vocational training at the secondary level. It is a four-year course for students aged 12-16. In the fourth year, students can take exams at several levels.
Innovative research into drone flight paths using CBS dataArticles
It’s hard to remember a time before unmanned aircraft – drones – took to the skies.
Caribbean Netherlands; MBO students by level, sector and domainFigures
Prevocational secondary education, pupils Level, type of education, region
Nearly half of young people see only negative effects of COVID-19 crisisArticles
In the first few months of 2021, 47 percent of young people in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 25 indicated that their lives were negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis in general.
Student card for public transportOther
Card permitting travel on public transport valid for one year. Introduced in 1991 as part of a student financing scheme (WSF).
Government; expenditure on education and student grants, loans since 1900Figures
Government expenditure on education Per education sector, on student grants, loans and allowance, % GDP
Higher population growth due to more immigration in Q1Articles
In the first quarter of 2022, the population of the Netherlands increased by 49.8 thousand. This is considered strong growth for a first quarter.
More shops for the first time in yearsArticles
On 1 January 2022, there were 83.8 thousand physical shops in the Netherlands, 655 more than one year previously.
Greenhouse gas emissions 2.1 percent higher in 2021Articles
In 2021, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions showed a year-on-year increase of 2.1 percent. This means that the sharp reduction of emissions in 2020 did not continue.
International service trade below pre-pandemic levelArticles
In the first nine months of 2021, exports of services were 1.2 percent up on one year previously and stood at 146.3 billion euros. Imports of services stood at 141.6 billion euros, representing a year-on-year...
Labour participation among young men restoredArticles
More young men have started working over the past two years. For a long time, net labour participation among young men lagged behind the female rate.
Dutch goods trade above pre-pandemic level in first half of 2021Articles
In the first six months of 2021, goods exports were up by 42 billion euros relative to one year previously. Goods imports increased by 35 billion euros.
Service exports to Germany down in first half of 2021Articles
The value of service exports to Germany stood at 11.1 bn euros in H1 2021, 7 percent lower than in H1 2020.
Student public transport passOther
Public transport pass for students valid from Mondays through Fridays.
Turnover accommodation and food services up in Q1Articles
In Q1 2021, turnover in the accommodation and food services sector rose by 9.7 percent relative to the previous quarter.
Sensor Data Challenge 2021: experimenting with smart sensorsArticles
The third Sensor Data Challenge took place on 22 and 23 April 2021.
Imports from Ukraine exceeded €2 bn for the first time in 2021Articles
In 2021, the Netherlands imported more than 2 billion euros worth of goods from Ukraine.
21 thousand inhabitants of Ukrainian originArticles
On 1 January 2022, the Netherlands had 21 thousand inhabitants of Ukrainian origin and over 35 thousand of Russian origin. In total, 119 thousand residents originated from a post-Soviet state.
Population of the Caribbean Netherlands up by over 900Articles
On 1 January 2022, the population of the Caribbean Netherlands stood at 27,726.
Girls perceive more performance pressure than boysArticles
Almost half of teenage girls in the Netherlands regularly or frequently feel pressure to perform because of internal expectations. The proportion is lower among boys: 3 in 10.
Inflation rate 2.7 percent in 2021Articles
In 2021, consumer prices in the Netherlands rose by 2.7 percent on average relative to the previous year.