Country: Netherlands

Number of People Groups

62

People Groups Unreached

16

Total Population

16,719,000

Unreached Population

1,591,000

% Christian Adherent

44.9%

% Evangelical

4.1 %

Largest Religion

Non-Religious (43.6%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
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Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Afrikaner 15,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.0 % 25.0 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 18,000 Akan Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 90,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Ambonese 50,000 Malay, Ambonese Christianity 85.0 % 45.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 17,000 English Christianity 77.0 % 28.9 %
 Anglo-Australian 14,000 English Christianity 70.0 % 14.0 %
 Antillean Creole, Papiamentu 78,000 Papiamentu Christianity 85.0 % 6.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 22,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.0 % 3.9 %
 Arab, Iraqi 54,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.6 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,200 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Moroccan 359,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Sudanese 1,400 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 4,200 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tunisian 81,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Azerbaijani, North 100 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Berber, Rifi 158,000 Tarifit Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Black African, general 18,000 Dutch Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
 British 46,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
 Cape Verdean 21,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.0 % 6.6 %
 Chaldean, Neo-aramaic 1,100 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 14,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
Deaf Unknown Sign Language of the Netherlands Christianity 49.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 12,466,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.0 % 4.4 %
 Eurasian, Euronesian 68,000 Dutch Christianity 85.0 % 2.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 11,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Fleming 133,000 Vlaams Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
 French 17,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Frisian, Western 454,000 Frisian, Western Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
 Greek 5,100 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gronings 627,000 Gronings Christianity 55.0 % 4.2 %
Gypsy, Dutch 23,000 Dutch Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 78,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 7.0 % 6.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 30,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 2,200 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 13,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,700 Rwanda Christianity 84.0 % 18.0 %
 Indonesian 331,000 Indonesian Islam 16.0 % 6.0 %
 Italian 17,000 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Javanese 34,000 Javanese Islam 20.0 % 1.0 %
 Javanese, Caribbean 8,600 Javanese, Caribbean Islam 18.0 % 1.5 %
 Jew, Dutch 29,000 Dutch E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Korean 3,400 Korean Christianity 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 74,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Macedonian 13,000 Macedonian Christianity 70.0 % 0.2 %
 Persian 31,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Polish 32,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 16,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 3.0 %
 Romani, Sinte, Manuche 1,300 Romani, Sinte Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
 Romani, Vlax, Lovari 500 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Russian 5,200 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Sarnami Hindi, East Indian 142,000 Hindustani, Caribbean Hinduism 3.0 % 0.3 %
 Somali 16,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 218,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 1.0 %
 Spaniard 19,000 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 335,000 Sranan Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 3,500 Turoyo Christianity 99.0 % 0.6 %
 Tajik, Afghan 30,000 Dari Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Tigre 2,100 Tigre Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Turk 308,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 8,500 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.0 % 1.8 %
Walloon 8,700 Walloon Christianity 85.0 % 2.0 %
Yugoslav former, general 14,000 Serbian Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
  Totals:  62 16,689,000 16     44.9 % 4.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.1 %)
44.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.8 %
Hinduism
1.6 %
Islam
8.8 %
Non-Religious
43.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.3 %
Independent
3.7 %
Orthodox
1.2 %
Other Christian
3.4 %
Protestant
35.1 %
Roman Catholic
56.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Netherlands. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Netherlands
  • Christian ministry in Netherlands
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Netherlands or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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