Despite the recession, we keep on saving

The Dutch had a total €360bn put aside in savings accounts by the end of last year, up €45bn on the end of 2008, according to central bank statistics.

Even people in their mid to late 20s managed to boost their savings by around €6,000 per household.
The amount the Dutch put into stocks, shares and other investment schemes fell by €7bn over the same period and the total mortgage debt rose by €50bn, the central bank said.