17,151,228 (July 2018 est.)
17,084,719 (July 2017 est.)

Ethnic groups: Dutch 76.9%, EU 6.4%, Turkish 2.4%, Moroccan 2.3%, Indonesian 2.1%, German 2.1%, Surinamese 2%, Polish 1%, other 4.8% (2018 est.)
Languages: Dutch (official)
note: Frisian is an official language in Fryslan province; Frisian, Low Saxon, Limburgish, Romani, and Yiddish have protected status under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; Dutch is the official language of the three special municipalities of the Caribbean Netherlands; English is a recognized regional language on Sint Eustatius and Saba; Papiamento is a recognized regional language on Bonaire
Religions: Roman Catholic 23.6%, Protestant 14.9% (includes Dutch Reformed 6.4%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands 5.6%, Calvinist 2.9%), Islam 5.1%, other 5.6% (includes Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish), none 50.7% (2017 est.)
Source: World Factbook

Population counter

The counter shows how many registered inhabitants there are in the Netherlands at this moment according to the most recent estimate of Statistics Netherlands.

Netherlands population counter

The population of the Netherlands grew by an estimated 104 thousand people in 2018. The growth rate was similar to that in the past two years. Just as in 2016 and 2017, growth was mainly due to migration. The Netherlands currently has nearly 17.3 million inhabitants, according to the latest estimates by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Birth rate further down

The number of live births has declined since 2010. For several years, it has been around 170 thousand per year, which is similar to the number in the mid-1980s. The decrease is seen among young women in particular. The average age of women at the birth of their first child has risen further in recent years and the average number of children born has dropped. In 2010, the average number of children per woman was still 1.8, versus only 1.6 in 2018 as it stands now.