Charitable gifts top €1.9bn

Dutch households give a total €1.9bn to charity a year, an average of €210 per person, according to research by Amsterdam University.

Wealthy people give just under €1,000 a year to good causes. Donations of more than €5,000 are rare in the Netherlands, researcher René Bekkers told news agency ANP.

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