Netherlands Has the Highest Rate of Internet Access in Europe

Netherlands Has the Highest Rate of Internet Access in Europe

The Netherlands has the highest level of Internet penetration and access the Internet more frequently than consumers across the European region, according to Statistics Netherlands.

With 94 percent in 2011 (versus 78 percent in 2005), the Netherlands has had the highest proportion of households with access to the Internet from home for years on end in Europe.

People in the Netherlands use the Internet more and more often. Last year, 86 percent of Internet users were online on a daily or almost daily basis, as against only 68 percent in 2005.

Half of all Internet users accessed the World Wide Web through mobile devices in 2011. More than two thirds (69 percent) of young people in the age category 12–25 have a mobile device at their disposal versus only 13 percent of 65 to 75-year-olds.

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