Dutch in Netherlands

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Introduction / History

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.

Where Are they Located?

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.

What Are Their Lives Like?

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.

What Are Their Beliefs?

A materialistic, often atheistic worldview predominates.

Prayer Points

* 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 12,201,000
Population all Countries 13,525,000
Total Countries 29
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Dutch Jew; Fleming
People ID 11659
ROP3 Code 102787
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Netherlands
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language:  Dutch

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1477-2003)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1480-1992)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1526-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dutch
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Got Questions Ministry
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from Faith Comes By Hearing
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
Primary Religion: Non-Religious
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.40 %)
48.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
52.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
2.0 %
1.0 %
Other Christian
4.0 %
36.0 %
Roman Catholic
57.0 %
Photo Source Jouke Postma 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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