Terrorism in the Netherlands

The risk of terrorist attacks in the Netherlands over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 10 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1 people have been killed and 3 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in the Netherlands

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Religious institutions4020
Private citizens3110
Government1000
NGO1000
Business1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
North Holland3000
South Holland3130
Overijssel2000
Gelderland2000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.