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Half of online shoppers have complaints
Of the Dutch population who have shopped online over the course of 2019, half have reported complaints. In 2015, 40 percent said they experienced problems related to online purchases.
Use of security software in the Netherlands highest in the EU
Dutch Internet users are spammed more often, but their PCs are less infected by computer viruses than Internet users in other countries of the European Union (EU).
More older people active online
Internet use among the older generation in the Netherlands has increased dramatically in recent years. Older people are catching up on younger generations.
Netherlands in EU top 5 online shopping
In 2017, 57 percent of the EU population purchased goods or services online. In the Netherlands, 79 percent of people aged 16 to 74 were shopping online that year, putting the Netherlands in the EU...
Dutch have average Internet skills
The Dutch are using the Internet for an increasing number of activities. Compared with other countries in Europe, there are not many highly skilled Internet users in the Netherlands.
One third of over-75s use the internet
In 2012, one in three over-75s used the internet. More men than women in this age group use the internet. E-mailing and retrieving information are popular, social media are rarely used.
Measuring internet economy on the international agenda
applying innovative big data research methods in a collaborative project with Google and Dataprovider
The Internet of Things, 2020
Supplementary tables with percentage shares of the population aged 12 and over who used and did not use the Internet of Things (IoT) at home in 2020
Slight rise in use of government websites
In the first half of 2013, some 13 million people aged 12 years and older in the Netherlands were using the internet on a regular basis. This is the equivalent of more than 90 percent of this age...
Girls more on social networks than boys
A large majority of young people (ages 12 to 24 yrs) use the internet (almost) every day. Girls are online for social networking more often than boys.
Nearly one in five Dutch buy food products online
Nearly three-quarters of Dutch residents report to have bought goods or services online in 2016.
Internet users concerned about online risks
In the spring of 2010, 12 million people aged 12 to 75 years in the Netherlands said they regularly went online.
Internet telephony rising fast
74 percent of Dutch households had a fast internet connection at home in 2007.
CBS and Dataprovider successfully map internet economy
Elsewhere around the world, a number of other countries are planning to also implement the basic model developed by CBS and Dataprovider.
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.
Online purchases: more digital products and fewer physical goods
In 2022 ,74 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and up said they had purchased something online. This is less than last year, when 77 percent had made online purchases
Rapid increase internet usage among older people
The share of 65 to 75-year-olds in the Netherlands active on the internet has more than doubled since 2005. Internet usage in the Netherlands in this age category is among the highest in the EU.
More Dutch people using cloud-based services
In 2017, nearly half of Dutch people say they use the cloud for file storage.
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).
Seven out of ten Caribbean Netherlands inhabitants regularly online
Three-quarters of households in the Caribbean Netherlands had internet access at home in 2013. Of the people who had used internet in the three months prior to the study, 86 percent went...
More and more Dutch people shop online
Nearly 10 million people in the Netherlands regularly shop online. They are buying more and more clothes online, especially women. Most online shoppers buy only new products.
Broadband accepted at neck breaking speed
Over 80 percent of all households with internet had broadband by June 2006. Four years earlier this was just a quarter.
Mobile internet use continues to grow
There were 12.4 million internet users in the Netherlands in 2012. This is 96 percent of all 12 to 75 year-olds.