Portuguese in the Netherlands

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Portuguese in the Netherlands
Total population
24,242 (2015) CBS Statline
Regions with significant populations
Portuguese, Dutch
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Other Portuguese people

Portuguese in the Netherlands (also known as Portuguese Dutch or the Dutch Portuguese Community) are the citizens or residents of the Netherlands whose ethnic origins lie in Portugal.


Portuguese Dutch are Portuguese-born citizens with a Dutch citizenship or Dutch-born citizens of Portuguese ancestry or citizenship.

Portuguese arrived to the Netherlands in the early and middle 18th century, as immigrants, mostly from Madeira Island and Lisbon. Over 20,000 of Dutch people claim that they are of Portuguese descent.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]