The Netherlands

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


According to the Constitution which came into force on 29 Dec., 1954, the Kingdom consists of the Netherlands, Surinam, the Netherlands Antilles and Netherlands New Guinea. The Netherlands, Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles each enjoy full autonomy; they are united, on a footing of equality, for mutual assistance and the protection of their common interests.


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Books of Reference

  1. STATISTICAL INFORMATION.—The ‘Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek’ at the Hague, is the official Netherlands statistical service; Director-General of Statistics:—Dr. Ph. J. Idenburg.Google Scholar
  2. The Bureau was founded in 1899. Prior to that year, statistical publications were compiled by the ‘Centrale Commissie voor de Statistiek,’ the ‘Vereniging voor Staathulshoudkunde en Statistiek’ and various government departments. These activities have gradually been taken over and co-ordinated by the Central Bureau which now compiles practically all government statistics.Google Scholar
  3. Its current publications include:—Google Scholar
  4. Jaarcijfers voor Nederland (Statistical Tear Book). From 1923/24 (preceded by Jaarcijfers voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 1898–1922); latest issue, 1951/62.Google Scholar
  5. Statistisch zakboek (Pocket Year Book). From 1899/1924 (1 vol.); latest issue 1955.Google Scholar
  6. Maandschrift van het C.B.S. (Monthly Bulletin). From 1906.Google Scholar
  7. Results of the Second Census of Industries, 1950.Google Scholar
  8. Results of the Twelfth Census, Population and Housing, 31 May, 1947.Google Scholar
  9. Maandstatistiek van de in-, uit-en doorvoer (monthly statement of the import, export and transit trade). From 1917.Google Scholar
  10. Statistical and Econometric Studies. Quarterly, from 1946.Google Scholar
  11. BENELUX INFORMATION.—See p. 805.Google Scholar

Other Official Publications

  1. Political and economic life in the Netherlands. (Government Information Service). 6th ed. The Hague, 1953.Google Scholar
  2. Economische Voorlichting. (Economic Information Service.) Weekly. The Hague.Google Scholar
  3. Netherlands Economic Development, 1945–55. Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, 1955.Google Scholar
  4. Dutch Agriculture Facts. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, The Hague, 1953.Google Scholar
  5. Staatsalmanak voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Annual. The Hague.Google Scholar
  6. Staatablad van hat Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. The Hague.Google Scholar
  7. Staatscourant (State Gazette). The Hague.Google Scholar
  8. Vijftig Jaren. Officieel gedenkboek ter gelegenheid van het gouden regeringsjubileum van H.M. Koningin Wiihelmina. Amsterdam, 1948.Google Scholar
  9. Holland’s Economy: a statistical portrait (Central Bureau of Statistics and Government Economic Information Service). The Hague, 1953.Google Scholar
  10. Road to Recovery: the Marshall Plan, its importance for the Netherlands and European co-operation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The Hague, 1954.Google Scholar

Other Official Publications

  1. Amsterdamsche Bank: Economisch kwartaal-overzicht.Google Scholar
  2. Nederlandsche Bank: Annual Report.Google Scholar
  3. Rotterdamache Bankvereeniging: Quarterly Review.Google Scholar
  4. Bosch Kemper (M. J. de), De tegenwoordige staat van Nederland. Utrecht, 1950.Google Scholar
  5. Cassell’s Dutch–English, English–Dutch Dictionary. London, 1952.Google Scholar
  6. Fruin (J. A.), De Nederlandsche wetboeken. The Hague, 1952.Google Scholar
  7. Gosses (I. H.) and Japikse (N.), Handboek tot de staatkundige geschiedenis van Neder-and. 3rd ed. The Hague, 1947.Google Scholar
  8. Jansonius (H.), Groot Nederlands-Engels Woordenboek. 2 vols. Leiden, 1950–51.Google Scholar
  9. Eeuning (H. J.), Het Nederlandsche volk in zijn woongebied. The Hague, 1947.Google Scholar
  10. Koot (T.), The Spell of the Netherlands. Haarlem, 1952.Google Scholar
  11. Kranenburg (R.), Het Nederlandsch staatsrecht. 7th ed. Haarlem, 1951.Google Scholar
  12. Leeuwen (W. L. M. E. van), Honderd jaar Nederland, 1848–1948. Hengelo, 1948.Google Scholar
  13. Maltha (D. J.), Agriculture in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, 1947.Google Scholar
  14. Mulder (G. J. A.), Handboek der geografie van Nederland. 4 vols. Zwolle, 1949–54.Google Scholar
  15. Oud (P. J.), Het constitutioneel recht van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Zwolle, 1947.Google Scholar
  16. Oud (P. J.), Het jongste verleden: Parlementaire geschiedenis van Nederland, 1918–40. 6 vols. Assen, 1948–51.Google Scholar
  17. Pot (C. W. van der), Handboek van het Nederlandsche Staatsrecht. 5th ed. Zwolle, 1953.Google Scholar
  18. Pot (C. W. van der) and others, Nederlands bestuursrecht. 2 vols. Alphen a.d.R. 1953.Google Scholar
  19. Vandenbosch (A.) and Eldersveld (S. J.), Government of the Netherlands. Lexington, 1947.Google Scholar
  20. Veen (J. van), Dredge, Drain, Reclaim. The Hague, 1948.Google Scholar
  21. Weideren Hengers (W. J. van), Schets ener parlementaire geschiedenis van Nederland. 4th ed. The Hague, 1948.Google Scholar
  22. NATIONAL LIBRARY.—De Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Lange Voorhout 34, The Hague.Google Scholar

Books of Reference

  1. STATISTICAL INFORMATION.—The Algemeen Bureau voor de Statistiek in Paramaribo was established on 1 Jan., 1947. Its publications comprise trade statistics, the annual’ synoptical Report of Government and State’ (2 parts, with explanation in English) and’ surinam in Figures’ (including, from 1953, the former ‘Handelsstatistiek’).Google Scholar
  2. Gouvernementsblad van Suriname.Google Scholar
  3. Reports on the 1950 Population Census.Google Scholar
  4. Buiskool (J. A. E.), Surinaamseh Staatsrecht. Amsterdam, 1937.Google Scholar
  5. Kruyer (G. J.), Suriname en zijn buurlanden. Meppel, 1951.Google Scholar
  6. Lichtveld (L.), Suriname’s nationale aspiratie. 1953.Google Scholar
  7. Lier (R. van), Samenleving in een grensgebied. The Hague, 1949.Google Scholar
  8. Schrieke (B. J. O.) and Beemstra (M. J. Baronesse van) (editors), Ons Konlnkrijk in Amerika. The Hague, 1947.Google Scholar
  9. Traa (A. van), Suriname, 1900–40. Deventer, 1946.Google Scholar
  10. Warren Nystrom (J.), Surinam. New York, 1942.Google Scholar

Books of Reference

  1. STATISTICAL INFORMATION.—Statistical publications (on population, trade, cost of living, etc.) are obtainable on request from the Department of Economic Affairs, Willemstad, Curaçao.Google Scholar
  2. Curaçaos Verslag. 2 vols. Annual (latest issue, 1952).Google Scholar
  3. Oranje en de zes Caraibische parelen. Officieel gedenkboek ter gelegenheid van het gouden regeringsjnbileum van H.M. Eoningin Wilhelmina, 1898–1948. Amsterdam, 1948.Google Scholar
  4. Bolen (W. J. van), Ons Gebiedsdeel Curaçao. Haarlem, 1938.—Zes Nederlandse Antillen, Deventer, 1941.Google Scholar
  5. Dresden (D.) and Goudriaan (J.), Rapport ten behoeve van het welvaartsplan Ned. Antillen, 1946. The Hague, 1948.Google Scholar
  6. Hiss (P. H.), A Selective Guide to the English Literature on the Netherlands West Indies, with a Supplement on British Guiana. New York, 1943.—Netherlands America. New York, 1943.Google Scholar
  7. Nordlohne (E.), De Economisch-geographische Structuur der Benedenwindse Eilanden. Rotterdam, 1951.Google Scholar
  8. Poll (W. van de), De Nederlandsche Antillen. The Hague, 1950.Google Scholar
  9. Schrieke (B. J. O.) and Heemstra (M. J. Baronesse van) (editors), Ons Koninkrijk in Amerika. The Hague, 1947.Google Scholar
  10. Westerman (J. H.), Overzicht van de geologische en mijnbouwkundige kennis der Neder-andse Antillen. Amsterdam, 1949.Google Scholar
  11. De West Indische Gids. The Hague. Monthly from 1919.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1956

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