Opinions restoring retirement age of 65 years among employees in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey done on the opinions on restoring the retirement age of 65 years among employees in the Netherlands, in 2017. The AOW scheme is an insurance scheme which covers everyone who lives or works in the Netherlands, regardless of nationality and is a basic state pension. As a rule, everyone who has reached the AOW pension age and lives or has lived in the Netherlands is entitled to this. Currently, the retirement age is set at 67 years and three months. As of 2017, roughly 60 percent of the Dutch respondents indicated that they are in favor of restoring the retirement age to 65 years for all employees.

Are you in favor or against bringing back the retirement age for old age pensions (AOW) to 65 years?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

August 2017


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

July 25, 2017 to August 2, 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

employees in the Netherlands

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

*This question was phrased by the source in Dutch as follows: "Bent u voor of tegen het terugbrengen van de pensioenleeftijd naar 65 jaar?"

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