Number of straight and same-sex marriages in the Netherlands 2009-2019

The number of heterosexual marriages decreased between 2006 and 2015, but saw an increase again in 2016 to 2018. In 2018, there were nearly 63,000 straight marriages in the Netherlands. By 2019, both straight and homosexual marriages had a decrease in marriages.

The Dutch marry later than before, as shows this statistic. The number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands is on the rise, as is visible in this graph. The number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands saw a peak in 2018, with over 1,500 same-sex marriages in that year.

Number of heterosexual and same-sex marriages in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2019

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Same-sex marriage was legalized in the Netherlands on April 1, 2001. In this regard, the Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize the same-sex marriage.
This statistic combines data provided by the source to show the total number of same-sex marriages. For a breakdown of this data by gender, please see the statistic on the number of same-sex marriages in the Netherlands, by gender.

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