Three quarters of Dutch children under the age of three years attended some form of daycare in 2014, thereby putting the Netherlands at the head of Europe with most toddlers in daycare, Statistics Netherlands reports.
Prices for existing homes in the Netherlands increased by 4.9 percent in July, the biggest price increase in almost 12 years, according to Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry.
The tourism sector is playing an increasingly prominent role in the Dutch economy, according to Statistics Netherlands. Last year tourism spending in the Netherlands amounted to 72,7 billion euros. Growing 5 percent for the second consecutive year.
There was a sharp drop in unemployment among 25- to 30-year-olds over the past two years, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. In this age group unemployment fell from 7.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 to 5 percent in the last quarter of 2015. Though the unemployment rate is still highest among 25- to 45-year-olds.
The Dutch cabinet wants to repair the purchasing power of elderly people and people living on welfare benefits, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday. "We want the elderly and people depending on benefits to also come out above zero and not lag behind the rest of the Netherlands, Dijsselbloem said
Kids with overweight parents are more likely to be overweight themselves than children whose parents have normal weights, according to the Health/Lifestyle Monitor by Statistics Netherlands and public health organization RIVM.
In the second quarter of this year the Dutch economy grew by 0.6 percent compared to the previous quarter, continuing its steady growth for nine quarters in a row, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday in its first calculations.
Most of the young people living in the Netherlands are satisfied with their lives - 90 percent of 12 to 25 year olds indicated that they were generally happy and content in a survey Statistics Netherlands did among 4 thousand young people last year.
For the second quarter in a row, there was a decrease in unemployment among workers aged 55 years and older in the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
Some 70 percent of freelancers who work less than 12 hours a week are satisfied with the hours they work. The other 30 percent would like more hours, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
More and more new Dutch fathers are making use of their paternity leave, though the number that do is still relatively small. Over the past decade the percentage almost doubled, according to figures BNR requested from Statistic Netherlands.
Couples living in so-called VINEX neighborhoods split up less often than couples who live elsewhere in the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. Contrary to popular belief, VINEX couples stay together for longer.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, products and services in the Netherlands were cheaper than in the month before. In July inflation fell to minus 0.3 percent, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday.
Over the past decades the number of child drownings in the Netherlands decreased significantly. Every year an average of 80 people drown in the Netherlands, nine of which are kids under the age of 15. In the 50's an annual average of between 400 and 500 people drowned, nearly 300 of which were children, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
The Wadden Sea islands are a very popular holiday destination, especially among the Dutch themselves. Last year 1.3 million tourists found their way to the islands, 80 percent of whom were from the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
The Dutch population grew by 43 thousand people in the first half of this year, most of which can be attributed to immigration. This is the biggest population growth during the first half of the year since the start of this century, Statistic Netherlands announced on Monday.
After five years of decreasing, the number of "rapid growth" companies in the Netherlands is back on the rise. Last year there were 7,460 rapid growth companies in the Netherlands, an increase of 10 percent compared to the previous year, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday.
A total of 120 people were murdered or killed by manslaughter in the Netherlands in 2015, the lowest number in 20 years. 77 of the victims were men and 43 were women, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday.
In recent years the turnover of Dutch hotels, restaurants and bars increased more than the European Union average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. The Dutch hospitality industry's sales are currently at a record high.
Last year the wage costs to companies per hour worked increased by 0.6 percent, compared to 2014, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. That is the smallest increase in the past 20 years. The low increase can mainly be attributed to lower employers contributions.
Last year a total of about 3.8 million Dutch had membership to one of the 156 libraries in the Netherlands, the same as in 2014, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday. With that it seems that the steady decline of Dutch library members finally came to a halt.
The unemployment rate in the Netherlands dropped to 6.1 percent of the workforce in June, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday. The number of unemployed people in the country decreased from 558 thousand in December 2015 to 550 thousand in June 2016.
Existing home prices in Amsterdam continue to skyrocket as the housing market in the Netherlands recovers. In the second quarter of this year, existing home prices in the Dutch capital were almost 15 percent higher than the same time last year and about 7 percent higher than when the housing market reached its peak in 2008, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
Young consumers in the Netherlands are growing more and more positive about the state of the Dutch economy after the financial crisis in 2008, according to Statistics Netherlands. Elderly consumers, on the other hand, are growing more pessimistic.