Netherlands: number of acquired Dutch citizenships in 2017, by continent of origin

This statistic displays the total number of acquired Dutch citizenships in the Netherlands in 2017, by continent. It shows that the largest group of people who received their Dutch passport in 2017 came from other European countries.

Number of acquired Dutch citizenships in the Netherlands in 2017, by continent of origin

Number of people
Europe8,086
Africa5,641
Asia4,580
America1,799
Oceania82
Treated as Dutch*6
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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

Total number of acquired Dutch citizenships, excluding births. The Dutch nationality can be obtained through adoption, through option, through naturalization and through acknowledgment (except during the years 2003-2009). Excluded here are children with at least one Dutch parent at the time of birth, foundlings and third generation migrants.

* For example Moluccans, based on the 'Faciliteitenwet Molukkers'.

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