The Netherlands

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


According to the Constitution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom consists of the Netherlands, Surinam, the Netherlands Antilles and Netherlands New Guinea. The relations between the Netherlands, Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles are further regulated by the ‘Statute’ for the Kingdom, which came into force on 29 Dec. 1954. Each part enjoys 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: Prof. 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 Yoor de Statistiek,’ the ‘Vereniging voor Staathuis-houdkunde en Statistiek’ and various government departments. These activities have gradually been taken over and co-ordinated by the Centural Bureau, which now compiles practically all govornment statistics.Google Scholar
  3. Its current publications includeGoogle Scholar
  4. Jaarcijfers voor Nederland (Statistical Year Book). From 1923/24 (preceded by Jaarcijfers voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 1898–1922): latest issue, 1953/54Google Scholar
  5. Statistisch zakbock (Pocket Year Book). Prom 1899/1924 (1 vol.); latest issue 1956Google Scholar
  6. Maandschrift van het C.B.S. (Monthly Bulletin). Prom 1906Google Scholar
  7. Results of the Second Census of Industries, 1950Google Scholar
  8. Results of the Twelfth Census, Population and Housing, 31 May, 1947Google Scholar
  9. Maandstatistiek van de in-, uit-en doorvoer (monthly statement of the import, export and transit trade). From 1917Google Scholar
  10. Statistical and Econometric Studies. Quarterly, from 1946Google Scholar
  11. Benelux Information. See p. 819.Google Scholar

Other Official Publications

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

Non-Official Publications

  1. Amsterdamsche Bank: Economisch kwartaal-overzichtGoogle Scholar
  2. Nederlandsche Bank. Annual ReportGoogle Scholar
  3. Rotterdamsche Bankvereeniging. Quarterly ReviewGoogle Scholar
  4. Bosch Kemper, M. J. de, De tegenwoordige Staat van Nederland. Utrecht, 1950Google Scholar
  5. Cassell’s Dutch-English, English-Dutch Dictionary. London, 1952Google Scholar
  6. Fruin, J. A., De Nederlandsche wetboeken. The Hague, 1952Google Scholar
  7. Gosses, I. H., and Japikse, N., Handboek tot de staatkundige geschiedenis van Nederland. 3rd ed. The Hague, 1947Google Scholar
  8. Jansonius, H., Groot Nederlands-Engels Woordenboek. 2 vols. Leiden, 1950–51Google Scholar
  9. Kenning, H. J., Het Nederlandsche volk in zijn woongebied. The Hague, 1947Google Scholar
  10. Koot, T., The Spell of the Netherlands. Haarlem, 1952Google Scholar
  11. Kranenburg, R., Het Nederlandsch staatsrecht. 7th ed. Haarlem, 1951Google Scholar
  12. Leeuwen, W. L. M. E. van, Honderd jaar Nederland, 1848–1948. Hengelo, 1948Google Scholar
  13. Maltha, D. J., Agriculture in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, 1947Google Scholar
  14. Mulder, G. J. A., Handboek der geografie van Nederland. 5 vols. Zwolle, 1949–55Google Scholar
  15. Oud, P. J., Het constitutioneel recht van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. Zwolle, 1947.—Het jongste verleden: Parlementaire geschiedenis van Nederland, 1918–40. 6 vols. Assen, 1948–51Google Scholar
  16. Pot, C. W. van der, Handboek van het Nederlandsche staatsrecht. 5th ed. Zwolle, 1953Google Scholar
  17. Pot, C. W. van der, and others, Nederlands bestuursrecht. 2 vols. Alphcn a.d.R., 1953Google Scholar
  18. Vandenbosch, A., and Eldersveld, S. J., Government of the Netherlands. Lexington, 1947Google Scholar
  19. Veen, J. van, Dredge, Drain, Reclaim. The Hague, 1948Google Scholar
  20. Welderen Rengers, W. J. van, Schets ener parlementaire geschiedenis van Nederland. 4th ed. The Hague, 1948Google Scholar
  21. National Library. De Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Lange Voorhout 34, The Hague. Director: Dr L. Brummel.Google Scholar

Books of Reference

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

Books of Reference

  1. Statisxical Information. Statistical publications (on population, trade, cost of living, etc.) are obtainable on request from the Department of Economic Affairs, Willemstad, Curaçao. Curaçaos Verslag. 2 vols. Annual (latest issue, 1953)Google Scholar
  2. Oranje en de zcs Caraibische parelen. Officieel gedenkboek ter gelcgenheid van het gouden regeringsjubileum van H.M. Koningin Wilhelmina, 1898–1948. Amsterdam, 1918Google Scholar
  3. Baien, W. J. van, Ons Gebiedsdeel Curaçao. Haarlem, 1938. Zes Nederlandse Antillen, Deventer, 1941Google Scholar
  4. Dresden, D., and Goudriaan, J., Rapport ten behoeve van het welvaartsplan Ned. Antillen, 1946. The Hague, 1948Google Scholar
  5. 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, 1943Google Scholar
  6. Nordlohne, E., De Economisck-geographiscke Structuur der Benedenwindse Eilanden. Rotterdam, 1951Google Scholar
  7. Poll, W. van de, De Nederlandsche Antillen. The Hague, 1950Google Scholar
  8. Schrieke, B. J. O. and Heemstra, M. J. Baronesse van (ed.), Ons Koninkcrijk in Amerika. The Hague, 1947Google Scholar
  9. Westerman, J. H., Overzicht van de geologische en mijnbouickundige kennis der Nederandse Antillen. Amsterdam, 1949Google Scholar
  10. De West Indische Gids. The Hague. Monthly from 1919Google Scholar

Books of Reference

  1. Vademecum voor Ned. N. Guinea. Ministry of Overseas Territories, Den Heider, 1956Google Scholar
  2. Rapport inzake Nieuw Guinea prepared for the United Nations. Annual from 1951Google Scholar
  3. Rapport over de toekomstige ontuikkeling van Nieuw Guinea. 2 vols. Interdepartmental Committee, The Hague, 1953Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1957

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