The average Dutchman was 1.81 metres tall in 2006 while the average woman was 1.68 metres, almost the same as in 2000, according to new figures from national statistics office CBS.
Between 1981 and 2000, men grew an average of three centimetres taller, women two centimetres. People from the northern provinces are over 2 centimetres taller than southerners, the CBS says.
The slow down in growth rates is not due to the ageing population or the influx of immigrants, the CBS says.
The Dutch are reported to be the tallest race in Europe.
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