This Strategic multi-annual programme presents Statistics Netherlands’ ambitions for the 2014-2018 period. Users are satisfied with the present range of available statistics: partly as a result of recently developed statistics, it satisfies their needs well. However, new information is needed in the areas of developments in business, labour market flexibilisation, and changing capital positions. In addition, users have also expressed wishes with respect to the services provided by Statistics Netherlands, and the accessibility of its information. New developments in the area of data collection also need to be addressed. What continues to be important is the responsibility for the independent supply of statistical information to society in the Netherlands and in Europe. These wishes and needs are going to have to be fulfilled using fewer resources and resulting in a smaller administrative burden. Statistics Netherlands faces this challenge with confidence.