Local and central government spend more on sport
Municipalities, provinces and central government in the Netherlands spent nearly 1.5 billion euro on sport in 2008. In the same year they received nearly 0.4 billion euro, for example in rent for...
Households spent 1 thousand euros on sport in 2010
In 2010, spending on sports accounted for 1 percent of GDP. Per Dutch households, an average of more than 1 thousand euros is annually spent on sports activities and watching sports.
Considerable increase in canoe and rowing clubs in the past decade
Within a decade, the number of water sports clubs increased by 10 percent to 1,050 in 2006. The number of canoe and rowing clubs rose most sharply. Membership of canoe and rowing clubs grew by 40...
One in seven sports club members play tennis
In 2006, more than 0.7 million people were active in 1,840 tennis clubs. Since 2000, the number of tennis clubs has grown by 40. Membership hardly changed in this period.
Methodological Manual for a Sport Satellite Account
Conceptual framework of the Sport Satellite Account (SSA). Commissioned by: Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Dutch spend more on recreational trips
In 2007, an average day out cost 14 euro per person. Adjusted for price changes, this is nearly 11 percent more than in 2002. Altogether, the Dutch spent nearly 13 billion euro on recreational trips,...
Men and women plump for different sports
In the 6-80 age category, 71 percent of men and 66 percent of women are active in sports. Running, billiards and football are popular among men; dancing, korfball and hockey are typically favoured by...
The Dutch sport economy, 2006-2012 (Dutch only)
Report and tables on the sport satellite account. Commissioned by: Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
More funding for libraries
Dutch central, provincial and municipal government spent a total 633 million euro on libraries in 2007. This is 6 percent more than in 2006, and 50 percent more than in 1999.
Sports trips less popular
In the Netherlands, people prefer active participation in sports rather than watching sports events or assisting in sports activities. Active participation is nearly seven times as popular as...
Over half of 4 to 11-year-olds get sufficient exercise
Over half of all children aged 4 to 11 years complied with the Health Council's Physical Activity Guidelines in 2017.
Approximately 20 m² available per capita for sports practice
The total area in the Netherlands available for practising sports is 334 km², approximately 1 percent of the total land area, i.e. 20 m² per resident. Sports grounds are mainly situated inside...
Regional differences in long-term care use by elderly and chronically ill people in 2012 (Dutch only)
Tables and a research description on the regional differences in long-term care use by elderly and chronically ill people in 2012. The tables show the regional use of long-term care, an analysis of...