The Dutch are a Germanic language people group. They were Catholic for centuries and then rebelled against the Catholic Spanish who were controlling their country. They accepted the Reformation and eventually Calvinism (theological system from John Calvin) was imposed as the theology for the state church. Today many are atheist, agnostic and a naturalistic, materialistic, atheistic worldview predominates. A leader in liberal morality worldwide, the Dutch however have a long past of evangelical believers like Erasmus, Arminius, Brother Andrew, and Corrie Ten Boom.
Their homeland is located in the northwestern part of Europe, above Belgium, to the south of the North Sea, and to the west of Germany.
Their lives are similar to other northern European people groups. Individualism, direct communication, planning and honesty are important ideals. They are known for being tolerant of other worldviews and lifestyles though they may or may not be biblically based.
A materialistic, often atheistic worldview predominates.
* Scripture Prayers for the Dutch in Netherlands.
Pray that they will hear the gospel and be saved by Christ. Pray they will know God's absolute word on what is right and what is evil.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Dutch|
|People Name in Country||Dutch|
|Population this Country||14,025,000|
|Population all Countries||15,345,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Dutch Jew; Fleming|
|Language Code||nld Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Dutch
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1480-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Dutch|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: BasisBijbel|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Biblica Dutch|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: NBG 1951 Translation|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Statenvertaling|
|Text / Printed Matter||Cartoon Gospel tract|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 4.40 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|