Dutch New Zealanders

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Dutch New Zealanders
Nederlandse Nieuw-Zeelanders
Total population
28,503 (ancestry)[1]
New Zealand English, Dutch
Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Dutch people

Dutch New Zealanders are New Zealanders who are of Dutch ancestry. Dutch migration to New Zealand dates back to the earliest period of European colonisation.


The 2013 census recorded 19,815 people born in the Netherlands and 28,503 people claiming Dutch ethnicity.[1] The Netherlands Embassy in Wellington estimated that there were approximately 45,000 Dutch citizens residing in New Zealand. This number includes persons with dual New Zealand and Dutch nationality. As many as 100,000 New Zealanders are estimated to be of Dutch descent.[2]

Notable Dutch New Zealanders[edit]



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  1. ^ a b "2013 Census QuickStats about culture and identity – tables". Statistics New Zealand. 15 April 2014. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  2. ^ Dutch New Zealander

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