Country: Netherlands

Number of People Groups

101

People Groups Unreached

21 (20.8%)

Total Population

16,636,000

Unreached Population

871,000 (5.2%)

% Professing Christian

47.2%

% Evangelical

4.25 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afrikaner 15,000 3,949,000 Afrikaans Christianity 90.00 % 25.00 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 18,000 4,422,000 Akan Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
 Albanian, Gheg 600 3,353,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Albanian, Tosk 700 2,637,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 14.00 % 0.30 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 90,000 34,085,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.05 %
 Ambonese 50,000 358,000 Malay, Ambonese Christianity 85.00 % 45.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 16,000 186,662,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.90 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,100 28,506,000 Amharic Christianity 81.00 % 1.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 3,000 16,953,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 4,000 15,622,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 900 3,459,000 English Christianity 53.00 % 18.00 %
 Antillean Creole, Papiamentu 78,000 277,000 Papiamentu Christianity 85.00 % 6.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 2,600 55,022,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Iraqi 5,900 16,374,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.60 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 600 10,560,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Moroccan 45,000 16,792,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 600 15,774,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 700 18,929,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 8,200 19,411,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 1,100 10,820,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 1,000 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
Austrian, Bavarian 4,100 14,602,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 Belarusian 900 9,826,000 Belarusan Christianity 65.00 % 1.00 %
 Berber, Rifi 158,000 2,528,000 Tarifit Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Black African, general 18,000 876,000 Dutch Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 Bosniak 2,200 2,975,000 Bosnian Islam 0.50 % 0.02 %
Brazilian, White 6,400 94,398,000 Portuguese Christianity 88.00 % 24.00 %
 British 4,000 49,948,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 20,000 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 75.00 % 1.50 %
 Cape Verdean 1,200 1,020,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chaldean, Neo-aramaic 1,100 199,000 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Chilean 900 16,387,000 Spanish Christianity 86.00 % 12.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 2,100 34,525,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 14,000 583,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
 Croat 2,000 5,291,000 Croatian Christianity 95.00 % 0.40 %
 Czech 3,400 10,149,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.40 %
 Danish 3,000 5,163,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Sign Language of the Netherlands Christianity 49.00 % 0.01 %
 Dominicans 1,000 8,941,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 9.00 %
 Dutch 13,725,000 14,930,000 Dutch Non-Religious 48.00 % 4.40 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 600 12,597,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 8.00 %
 Estonian 1,100 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 3.00 %
 Eurasian, Euronesian 68,000 1,789,000 Dutch Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 4,200 36,205,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
Finnish 2,600 5,036,000 Finnish Christianity 82.00 % 8.00 %
Fleming 30,000 6,322,000 Vlaams Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
 French 20,000 49,054,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
Frisian, Western 455,000 504,000 Frisian, Western Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
 Georgian 500 3,603,000 Georgian Christianity 87.00 % 1.00 %
 German 72,000 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 62.00 % 2.00 %
 German Swiss 2,300 6,204,000 German, Swiss Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Greek 13,000 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gronings 628,000 628,000 Gronings Christianity 55.00 % 4.20 %
Gypsy, Dutch 23,000 23,000 Dutch Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 78,000 77,482,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 7.00 % 6.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 30,000 859,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Wu 2,200 92,384,000 Chinese, Wu Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Hungarian 11,000 11,752,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,700 11,512,000 Rwanda Christianity 84.00 % 18.00 %
 Indonesian 12,000 6,392,000 Indonesian Islam 16.00 % 6.00 %
Irish 5,100 8,002,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 0.90 %
 Italian 27,000 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Japanese 5,300 124,291,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Javanese 34,000 17,189,000 Javanese Islam 20.00 % 1.00 %
 Javanese, Caribbean 8,600 98,000 Javanese, Caribbean Islam 18.00 % 1.50 %
 Jew, Dutch 30,000 30,000 Dutch Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Korean 2,800 78,596,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 74,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 0.40 %
Latvian 3,600 1,531,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 58.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 4,900 3,028,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
 Macedonian 900 2,051,000 Macedonian Christianity 70.00 % 0.20 %
 Malay 1,500 10,451,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Mexican 1,900 101,599,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 3.00 %
 Norwegian 2,100 4,483,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 4.00 %
 Persian 4,400 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Peruvian 1,000 24,301,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 10.00 %
 Polish 100,000 41,323,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 19,000 15,054,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Sinte, Manuche 1,300 226,000 Romani, Sinte Christianity 70.00 % 2.00 %
 Romani, Vlax, Lovari 500 1,199,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.00 % 3.00 %
 Romanian 12,000 22,258,000 Romanian Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
 Russian 7,000 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
 Sarnami Hindi, East Indian 142,000 1,151,000 Hindustani, Caribbean Hinduism 3.00 % 0.30 %
 Serb 2,200 10,982,000 Serbian Christianity 84.00 % 0.50 %
 Slovak 4,400 5,033,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.00 %
Slovene 1,000 1,966,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.00 %
 Somali 2,900 19,495,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 219,000 6,878,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Spaniard 25,000 28,692,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Surinamese Creole, Sranan 5,400 164,000 Sranan Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
 Swedish 4,000 8,172,000 Swedish Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 3,500 118,000 Turoyo Christianity 99.00 % 0.60 %
 Tajik, Afghan 3,100 8,698,000 Dari Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Thai, Central 5,200 19,957,000 Thai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 3,200 1,606,000 Tigre Islam 0.09 % 0.05 %
 Turk 78,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 3,800 37,911,000 Ukrainian Christianity 72.00 % 2.00 %
Venezualans 800 29,319,000 Spanish Christianity 86.00 % 4.00 %
 Vietnamese 2,300 83,406,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 %
Walloon 8,700 3,509,000 Walloon Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
Yugoslav former, general 14,000 98,000 Serbian Christianity 70.00 % 1.00 %
  Totals:  101 16,636,000       21   47.20 % 4.25 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 96,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 16,732,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.2 %)
47.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.5 %
Hinduism
1.6 %
Islam
3.3 %
Non-Religious
47.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
3.1 %
Orthodox
1.2 %
Other Christian
3.4 %
Protestant
33.0 %
Roman Catholic
57.5 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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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