Refugees from the Southern parts of the Netherlands
1572 - 1630
Between 1572 and 1630 100.000 to 150.000 people fled from the Southern parts of the Netherlands - Which most of it is now Belgium - to the North
Migrant Workers from Germany
1600 - 1900
Between 1600 and 1900 came tens of thousands Germans every year from Westfalen to the Netherlands as Seasonal worker.
1680 - 1720
Between 1680 and 1720 150.000 people from France, which were protestants - Huguenots - fled their homeland. Around 35.000 and 50.000 of those people from France came to the Netherlands
1900 - 1945
Around 1900 the first Italian Terrazzo workers came to the Netherlands. They settled in for instance Den Haag. When it was clear that there was enough work here, their fellow locals and people cam to the Netherlands.
Students from Suriname
1901 - 2000
The education system in Suriname was limited. Even in the 20th century, native Surinamese were almost unable to follow vocational training, let alone university studies. For children of white Dutch people it was customary to go to the Netherlands for a study. When Surinamese Jews and colored people began to take better positions in society, their descendants also had the opportunity to further develop their skills in the overseas homeland. From around 1950, groups of Afro-Surinamese (Creoles) came to the Netherlands to follow a course. A little later, in the 1960s, Javanese and Hindustani residents came over.
Mine workers from Slovenia
1905 - 1915
From around 1905 Slovenian came to the Netherlands to work in the mines of Limburg. Until around 1915 Slovenian came on their own to the Netherlands. Most of the time they came to the Netherlands through the German mines, but also through France and Belgium.
Foster-Childs from Hungary
1914 - 1918
After the First World War (1914-1918) there came around 150.000 Hungarian children to the Netherlands for a vacation with Dutch foster-parents. These vacations were organized by national aid groups.
Guest Workers from Italy
1949 - 1975
Between 1949 and 1975 there came tens of thousands guest workers from Italy to the Netherlands. Most of these guest workers came from the poorest parts of Italy. Mostly the South and the island Sardinië were settled with a lot of unemployment after the Second World War.
In 1951 12.500 Moluccans came to the Netherlands by boat; 3.500 Moluccan soldiers from the Royal Dutch-Indian Army (RDIA) and their Families.
Guest Workers from Turkey
1960 - 1973
Between 1960 and 1973 there came 65.000 Turkish migrants to the Netherlands. They mostly came from the Midlle and South-East parts of Turkey where there was a lot of unemployment.