Fitness had the highest participation rate
The majority of the individuals participating in sports in the Netherlands does so in a non-organized way. A little more than 50 percent of the Dutch did non-organized sports in 2018, whereas 34 percent said to go to a gym/fitness center and 26 percent was a member of a sports association. As of November 2018, the sports with the highest participation rate was individual fitness with 20 percent of the respondents, whereas 16 percent of individuals hiked for sports.
Participation index of youth sports
Examining the participation index of youth sports, November 2018 saw a slight increase compared to the previous month and indicated an increase in sports participation by youth. The index in November 2018 amounted to 186 (index 2013=100). The highest index number was seen in September 2018 with 213.