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Indians in the Netherlands

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Indians in the Netherlands are residents of Indian origin in the Netherlands Most of the Indians in the Netherlands are of Indo-Surinamese origin More recently the flow of expats from India has increasedcitation needed


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Statistics
  • 3 Notable people
  • 4 Organisation working with Indians and businesses
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


After the Dutch government signed a treaty with the United Kingdom on the recruitment of contract workers, the Indians began migrating to Suriname in 1873 from what was then British India as indentured labourers, many from the modern-day Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and the surrounding regions Just before and just after the independence of Suriname on 25 November 1975 many Indo-Surinamese emigrated to the Netherlands, mainly because of the uncertain future that awaited them A large part of this population was against the detachment of the Netherlands


Currently there are more than 120,000 Indo-Surinamese living in the Netherlands, of which the majority, about 50,000, in The Hague and surroundingscitation needed

In December 2001 the High Level Committee on Indian Diaspora estimated the population of PIO's and Indian citizens at 215,0001 According to the Dutch governmental institution Statistics Netherlands CBS, in January 2016, 32,682 people had their origin from immigrants from India2 The Embassy of India states that the Netherlands has the "second largest population of people of Indian origin in Europe next only to UK" and that it is "home to about 220,000 Indian and Surinami Hindustani Diaspora"3 The Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce & Trade NICCT states the there are about 25,000 Indians or persons of Indian origin, excluding the Surinamese Hindustanis4

Notable peopleedit

  • Kiran Bechan, footballer
  • Rattan Chadha, businessman
  • Tanja Jadnanansing, Labour Party politician
  • Ram Labhaya Lakhina, entrepreneur and community leader
  • Prem Radhakishun, reporter
  • Anil Ramdas, reporter
  • Tara Singh Varma, GreenLeft politician
  • Mangesh Panchal, cricketer
  • Manisha Panchal , Thai Chef and entrepreneur

Organisation working with Indians and businessesedit

  • The Netherlands-India Chamber of Commerce and Trade NICCT
  • Brabant Development Agency
  • Europe India Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands EIBG
  • India Netherlands Business Association INBA
  • Netherlands India Business Meet
  • Indian Expat Society
  • Netherlands India Association NIA
  • Bridging the gap foundation BTG
  • Dutch Indian youth Association DIYA 5
  • Indyana Magazine First Indian English magazine in the Netherlands

See alsoedit

  • Hinduism in the Netherlands
  • Indian diaspora
  • Indo-Surinamese
  • Indo-Caribbean


  1. ^ Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora December 2001
  2. ^ "CBS StatLine - Population; sex, age, origin and generation, 1 January" statlinecbsnl Retrieved 15 September 2016 
  3. ^ Embassy of India: Indian Community in Netherlands
  4. ^ NICCT: Growing Indian Community in The Netherlands
  5. ^ India in Netherland

External linksedit

  • Indian Diaspora in Netherlands

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