Netherlands Population: 17,120,498

The Netherlands, or informally known as Holland, is a northeastern European country with territories in the Caribbean area. The Netherlands covers an area of 16,167 sq. Miles with 12 provinces in Europe and the Caribbean Netherlands. The busiest airport in the Netherlands is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The meaning of the Netherlands is ‘ low countries’ because it is topographically flat, and only 50% of the land is above sea level.

Largest Cities in Netherland by Population

Amsterdam is the most populated city of the Netherlands, which is also the nominal capital. The Port Rotterdam in the Netherlands is the busiest seaport of Europe. Some of the famous cities in the Netherlands are Rotterdam and Utrecht.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Amsterdam 741,636 Delft 95,060 Bergen op Zoom 66,256
Rotterdam 598,199 Alkmaar 94,853 Capelle aan den IJssel 65,255
The Hague 474,292 Heerlen 93,084 Assen 62,237
Utrecht 290,529 Venlo 92,403 Nieuwegein 61,489
Eindhoven 209,620 Leeuwarden 91,424 Veenendaal 61,271
Tilburg 199,613 Amsterdam-Zuidoost 84,811 Zeist 60,949
Groningen 181,194 Hilversum 83,640 Den Helder 59,569
Almere Stad 176,432 Hengelo 80,809 Hardenberg 57,909
Breda 167,673 Amstelveen 79,639 Emmen 57,010
Nijmegen 158,732 Roosendaal 77,725 Oosterhout 53,107
Enschede 153,655 Purmerend 76,745 Doetinchem 49,906
Haarlem 147,590 Oss 76,430 Kerkrade 49,777
Arnhem 141,674 Schiedam 75,438 Kampen 48,980
Zaanstad 140,085 Spijkenisse 74,988 Weert 48,662
Amersfoort 139,914 Helmond 74,740 Woerden 48,431
Apeldoorn 136,670 Vlaardingen 73,798 Sittard 48,400
‘s-Hertogenbosch 134,520 Almelo 72,725 Heerhugowaard 47,580
Hoofddorp 132,734 Gouda 71,952 Rijswijk 47,299
Maastricht 122,378 Zaandam 71,708 Middelburg 46,485
Leiden 119,713 Lelystad 70,741 Emmeloord 46,409
Dordrecht 119,260 Alphen aan den Rijn 70,251 Zwijndrecht 45,696
Zoetermeer 115,845 Hoorn 68,852 Waalwijk 45,610
Zwolle 111,805 Velsen-Zuid 67,758
Deventer 97,331 Ede 67,670

Netherlands population history

It is the 5th most densely populated country of Europe, with a population of 17.4 million people estimated on 1st November 2019.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 17,134,872 0.22% 37,742 16,000 43.3 1.66 508 92.50% 15,847,281 0.22% 7,794,798,739 69
2019 17,097,130 0.22% 37,570 16,000 42.3 1.72 507 92.10% 15,740,995 0.22% 7,713,468,100 68
2018 17,059,560 0.22% 38,213 16,000 42.3 1.72 506 91.60% 15,630,587 0.22% 7,631,091,040 68
2017 17,021,347 0.24% 40,052 16,000 42.3 1.72 505 91.20% 15,515,819 0.23% 7,547,858,925 66
2016 16,981,295 0.25% 42,796 16,000 42.3 1.72 504 90.70% 15,396,498 0.23% 7,464,022,049 66
2015 16,938,499 0.30% 51,116 12,537 42.1 1.73 502 90.20% 15,273,879 0.23% 7,379,797,139 65
2010 16,682,917 0.38% 63,152 13,143 40.8 1.75 495 87.10% 14,536,474 0.24% 6,956,823,603 61
2005 16,367,158 0.55% 88,194 29,204 39 1.74 485 82.60% 13,524,212 0.25% 6,541,907,027 60
2000 15,926,188 0.59% 91,667 35,711 37.5 1.6 472 76.80% 12,230,482 0.26% 6,143,493,823 58
1995 15,467,851 0.66% 100,481 37,282 36 1.59 459 72.80% 11,261,960 0.27% 5,744,212,979 55
1990 14,965,448 0.61% 90,300 27,950 34.6 1.55 444 68.70% 10,278,933 0.28% 5,327,231,061 52
1985 14,513,949 0.51% 73,107 14,305 33.1 1.51 430 66.70% 9,683,586 0.30% 4,870,921,740 51
1980 14,148,415 0.67% 93,025 29,161 31.3 1.6 420 64.70% 9,160,398 0.32% 4,458,003,514 48
1975 13,683,291 1.03% 136,270 37,349 29.4 2.1 406 63.20% 8,645,480 0.34% 4,079,480,606 44
1970 13,001,943 1.20% 150,720 10,927 28.6 2.79 386 61.70% 8,017,334 0.35% 3,700,437,046 41
1965 12,248,344 1.36% 159,905 2,318 28.5 3.17 363 60.80% 7,441,237 0.37% 3,339,583,597 34
1960 11,448,817 1.34% 147,837 -4,444 28.6 3.1 340 59.80% 6,840,932 0.38% 3,034,949,748 35
1955 10,709,630 1.30% 133,517 -16,986 28.5 3.05 318 58.00% 6,209,436 0.39% 2,773,019,936 34

Netherlands population forecast

According to econometric models, the population of the Netherlands will tend to 17.28 million in 2020. The last estimated population of the Netherlands was 17.20 million in 2019.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 17,134,872 0.23% 39,275 16,000 43.3 1.66 508 92.50% 15,847,281 0.22% 7,794,798,739 69
2025 17,319,579 0.21% 36,941 20,000 44.1 1.66 514 94.20% 16,318,658 0.21% 8,184,437,460 73
2030 17,450,322 0.15% 26,149 20,000 44.7 1.66 518 95.50% 16,670,530 0.20% 8,548,487,400 73
2035 17,502,352 0.06% 10,406 20,000 45.5 1.66 519 96.50% 16,895,053 0.20% 8,887,524,213 76
2040 17,460,757 -0.05% -8,319 20,000 46.3 1.66 518 97.30% 16,990,243 0.19% 9,198,847,240 77
2045 17,338,420 -0.14% -24,467 20,000 46.9 1.66 514 97.90% 16,982,955 0.18% 9,481,803,274 78
2050 17,165,372 -0.20% -34,610 47.4 1.66 509 98.60% 16,927,938 0.18% 9,735,033,990 78

Netherlands demographics

The birth rate in the Netherlands is 1.78, which is higher than any other European country. The growth rate of the Netherlands is 0.44% estimated in 2013.

Netherlands religion and politics

The majority of Netherlands Dutch people are known as the least religious. According to statistical records, 50.1% of people in the Netherlands are found to be non-religious. Religious people are mostly Christian. A percentage of 23.7 are Christian Catholics, and the rest are protestants. The other religions are Islam consisting of 4.6% of the population, and others are Judaism, Hinduism consisting of 4.9% of the population.

The Netherlands became a parliamentary democracy in the year 1848. The Netherlands is described as a consociational state, and the head of the state is called The Monarch. A council of ministers forms the government, and the prime minister is the head of the democratic government. The executive powers are in the hands of the government.

Netherlands economy

The 17th largest economy of the world is the economy of the Netherlands. It ranks 10th in GDP, with a rate of 4% per year. The economic freedom of the Netherlands is very high. According to stats, it is the second most innovative country in the world. The Netherlands is one of the largest exporters. Amsterdam is the economic and financial capital of the Netherlands, and it is the oldest stock exchange of Europe.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%