Dutch Censuses 1795-1971


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 dans.knaw.nl).

The censusses are a rich source of information about living, housing and occupation
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Data from the censuses between 1795 and 1971 are accessible via the online archiving system EASY of DANS.

Last modified: 10-05-2011 13:55