About fifty-five percent of the Dutch population is a member of a religious community; in the Netherlands you will find a diversity of religions. The majority of those with a religious conviction are affiliated with a Christian church (the Roman Catholic church or the Protestant church), the Roman Catholic church being the largest. Approximately ten percent of the Dutch population practices other religions such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

In the Netherlands, being part of a religious community does not necessarily mean attending church on a frequent basis. Less than twenty percent of the religious community attends church regularly; studies have shown a decline in religious affinity over the years. Religion is regarded as a very personal affair, as is illustrated by the fact that sixty percent of self-proclaimed believers in the Netherlands are not affiliated with any organised religion.

Freedom of religion

Every person in the Netherlands has the right to practice his/her own beliefs/ religion/ conviction, because of freedom of religion.

In 2015 about 25% of population adheres to one of the Christian denominations, 5% to Islam and 2% Hinduism & Buddhism.

Lately there has been a decrease in the number of people who attend church. The tradition is still part of the culture bv Carnival

Today there are a growing number of residents practising Islam and other religions.

67,8% of the population in 2015 has no religion affiliation. It is expected by 2020 that the number of nonaffiliated Dutch to be at 72% (www.wikipedia.org- religion in the Netherlands).