A new map showing how immigrant groups are spread across the Netherlands reveals sharp differences in settlement patterns.
The map, put together by regional paper Tubantia, shows how Belgian and German nationals are concentrated around the border areas and that Poles are the biggest immigrant group in areas where greenhouse growing is a major industry.
The figures come from national statistics office CBS and are based on people who were born abroad, so the map does not list second and third generation immigrants as being ‘foreign’.
The map reveals, for instance, that there are 27 first generation British nationals living on the Wadden Sea island of Vlieland and nearly 600 French nationals in Eindhoven.
The figures also show that the Americans make up 12% of the population of Wageningen, making them the town’s biggest foreign population.
Compared with 2014, when the last map was drawn up, the foreign-born population of the Netherlands has risen from 1.8 million to 1.9 million.