Almost 6% of Dutch couples are mixed nationality

Around six in a hundred couples living in the Netherlands are made up of one Dutch national with a foreign partner, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

In total, the Netherlands has 3.1 million married couples and a further 800,000 couples who officially live together. Of them, 265,000 are mixed nationality. Dutch-Indonesian, Dutch-German and Dutch-Surinamese are the most popular mixes, the CBS says.
In six out of 10 mixed couples, the man is Dutch. The CBS also highlights a sharp increase in the number of Dutch men marrying women from Thailand or Eastern Europe.

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