Dutch of Europe

People Group Info

Total Population: 511,000

ROP3 Code: 102787
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
Language: Dutch - (nld)
Religion: Non-Religious
Country of Origin: Netherlands

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Majority Located Where

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 9,603

  Berlin, Germany - 6,428

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Brief Profile

The Dutch diaspora people, sometimes referred to as Netherlanders, consist of people who originated from the Netherlands. As such, they are immigrants from the Netherlands.

Emigration from the Netherlands has been happening for at least the last eight centuries. In the last decade, short-range cross-border migration has developed along the Netherlands borders with Belgium and Germany. The main motive is the lower price of housing, especially single-family houses, in these countries: the buyers commute to work in the Netherlands, and the children may attend school there. Nevertheless, for official purposes they are counted as emigrants from the Netherlands, and as immigrants in Germany and Belgium.

Even though early Dutch migrations brought Protestants of the Reformed tradition, more recent Dutch migrations are bringing people who claim to be irreligious or Roman Catholic. They are predominantly non-religious.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will intentionally seek out Dutch people, become their friends, and share their life in both word and deed with the Dutch.
  • Pray that God will breakthrough strongholds that prevent Dutch from understanding and accepting the truth of a ultimate creator God who became intimate in the incarnation of Jesus Christ.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomLondonGreater London9,603