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Dutch digital skills at the top in Europe
The Netherlands ranks among the top of EU countries with the largest share of inhabitants who are proficient in using the internet, computers and software (digital skills).
Nearly three quarters of the Dutch population use smart devices
Nearly three quarters of the Dutch population aged 12 and over currently own one or more devices that are connected to the internet and transfer data to one another without human intervention.
More online searches for health and lifestyle information
In the first six months of 2020, nearly 80 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and over used the internet to search for health information, book appointments with their general practitioner...
11 percent more online purchases in first half of 2020
In the first half of 2020, 71 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and over – around 10.7 million people – purchased something online.
Measuring the internet economy with big data
A discussion paper on measuring the internet economy in the Netherlands in 2016-2018 with big data. This study repeats a similar study from 2016 for the year 2015.
Nearly 3 in 5 Dutch people used online platforms in 2019
In 2019, 58 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and over had made use of online platforms to order or exchange goods or services.
The Netherlands ranks among the EU top in digital skills
The Netherlands is one of the countries in Europe with the largest share of inhabitants who are proficient in using the internet, computers and software (digital skills).
Six percent never use the Internet
Six percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and over - around 886 thousand people - indicated in 2018 they had never used the Internet, as against 10 percent in 2012.
Increase in online shopping among older generation
The number of people in the Netherlands making online purchases has increased further. So far in 2018, 78 percent of Dutch consumers say they have made a purchase via the Internet, as against 76...
More than 10 million online shoppers
The number of online shoppers continues to grow. Over the entire year 2014, 10.4 million internet users had at least once bought something online. The number of recent e-shoppers, i.e. those who have...
Complementing official health statistics with internet search indices
This study investigates if and how internet search indices can contribute to a quantitative picture of health (related) topics in the Netherlands.