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Dutch Censuses 1795-1971

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Welcome to the 1795-1971 Dutch Censuses website. This website enables you to view or download most of the Dutch census tables, published in the period 1795-1971. Besides, most of the instructions and attachments (see documentation) are online available. The original records were scanned and digitized and are now available as images as well as MS Excel tables. In addition to the Excel record tables, this site includes many of the original census documents in Adobe PDF format.
Since 1997, the digitization of the data was accomplished during the course of three projects: Dutch Census Digitization 1795-1971, Dutch Census Data and Life Courses in Context. As a result of these three projects over 40,000 record pages were made digitally available to the public.

Please note that all files available on this site are files under construction. Which means that the control process of the files is not yet completed. We welcome your comments and your suggestions (email: volkstellingen at

The censusses are a rich source of information about living, housing and occupation
Archive copy of website

Because of the fact that the original CMS of could no longer be supported, DANS has had to look for alternative ways of providing access to the census data. By providing this "archive copy' of the original, we hope to provide you with a reasonable alternative to the original website. All of the spreadsheets and scans are available for download, either through this site or through (see below). Although the full-text search option is no longer available, you can still use of the 'Search in census tables' functionality.
Download data

Data from the censuses between 1795 and 1971 are also accessible via the online archiving system EASY of DANS.

Last modified: 10-05-2011 13:55