A record 150,000 people moved to the Netherlands last year, while 118,000 left the country, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.
The total of new arrivals was up 3,000 on 2009 and 6,000 more people left the country.
Most newcomers came from EU member states, the CBS said. Most people to leave the country are either Dutch or European nationals. The CBS did not give any further details.
The population, now some 16.7 million, grew in most provinces apart from Limburg.
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