The Netherlands

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


William of Orange (1533–84), as the German count ofNassau, inherited vast possessions in the Netherlands and the Princedom of Orange in France. He was the initiator of the struggle for independence from Spain (1568–1648); in the Republic of the United Netherlands he and his successors became the ‘first servants of the Republic’ with the title of ‘Stadhouder’ (governor). In 1689 William III acceded to the throne of England, becoming joint sovereign with Mary II, his wife. William III died in 1702 without issue, and after a stadhouderless period a member of the Frisian branch of Orange-Nassau was nominated hereditary stadhouder in 1747; but his successor, Willem V, had to take refuge in England, in 1795, at the invasion of the French Army. In Nov. 1813 the United Provinces were freed from French domination.

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information: The ‘Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek’ at Voorburg and Heerlen, is the official Netherlands statistical service. Director-General of Statistics: Prof. Dr W. Begeer.Google Scholar
  2. The Bureau was founded in 1899. Prior to that year, statistical publications were compiled by the ‘Centrale commissie voor de statistiek’, the ‘Vereniging voor staathuishoudkunde en statistiek’ and various government departments. These activities have gradually been taken over and co-ordinated by the Central Bureau, which now compiles practically all government statistics.Google Scholar
  3. Its current publications include:Google Scholar
  4. Statistical Yearbook of the Netherlands. From 1923/24 (preceded by Jaarcijfers voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 1898–1922); latest issue, 1987 (in English)Google Scholar
  5. Statistisch zakboek (Pocket Year Book). From 1899/1924(1 vol.); latest issue. 1987Google Scholar
  6. CBS Select (Statistical Essays). From 1980; latest issue, 1987Google Scholar
  7. Statistisch Bulletin (From 1945; weekly statistical bulletin)Google Scholar
  8. Maandschrift (From 1944; monthly bulletin)Google Scholar
  9. 85 Jaren Statistiek In Tijdreeksen (historical series of the Netherlands 1899–1984)Google Scholar
  10. Nationale Rekeningen (National Accounts). From 1948–50; latest issue, 1987Google Scholar
  11. Statistisch Magazine. From 1981Google Scholar
  12. Statistische onderzoekingen. From 1977Google Scholar
  13. Statistical Studies. From 1953Google Scholar
  14. Regionaal Statistisch Zakboek (Regional Pocket Yearbook). From 1972, latest issue 1986Google Scholar
  15. Environmental Statistics of the Netherlands. 1987 (in English)Google Scholar

Other Official Publications

  1. Central Economic Plan. Centraal Plan bureau, The Hague (Dutch text), annually, from 1946Google Scholar
  2. Netherlands. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Paris, annual from 1964Google Scholar
  3. Staalsalmanak voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Annual. The Hague, from 1814Google Scholar
  4. Staatsblad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. The Hague, from 1814Google Scholar
  5. Staatscourant (State Gazette). The Hague, from 1813Google Scholar
  6. Atlas van Nederland. Government Printing Office, The Hague, 1970 and supplements up to and including 1973Google Scholar
  7. Basic Guide to the Establishing of Industrial Operations in the Netherlands 1976. Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, 1976Google Scholar

Non-Official Publications

  1. Jansonius, H., Nieuw Grool Nederlands—Engels Woordenboek Voor Studie en Praktijk. 3 vols. Leiden, 1973 (Vols. 1–3)Google Scholar
  2. King, P. K. and Wintle, M., The Netherlands. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1988Google Scholar
  3. Pyttersen’s Nederlandse Almanak. Zaltbommel, annual, from 1899Google Scholar
  4. A Compact Geography of the Netherlands. Utrecht, 1980Google Scholar
  5. National Library: De Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Prinz Willem Alexanderhof 5, The Hague.Google Scholar
  6. Director: Dr C. Reedijk.Google Scholar
  7. Statistical Information: Statistical publications (on population, trade, cost ofliving, etc., are obtainable on request from the Statistical Office, Willemstad, Curaçao. Statistical Jaarboek 1970 (text in Dutch, English and Spanish).Google Scholar
  8. De West Indische Gids. The Hague. Monthly from 1919Google Scholar

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