Arabs in the Netherlands

Arabs in the Netherlands
العرب في هولندا

Total population

(180,000[1])

Regions with significant populations

predominantly Randstad (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague)

Moroccans
60,000 (The Dutch Moroccan community counts an estimated 350.000 souls. But only 15% of them are of Arab origin. The remaining 85% are of Berber -mainly Riffian- origin).[2]

Iraqis
55,000[2]

Egyptians
23,000[2]

Syrians
10,261[2]

Tunisians
8,558[2]

Algerians
7,733[2]

Palestinians
6,000[2]

Lebanese
5,187[2]

Kuwaitis
1,524[2]

Jordanians
1,523[2]

Saudis
1,519[2]

Languages

Arabic language
Dutch language

Religion

Mainly Islam and minority Christianity

Related ethnic groups

Arabs, Arab diaspora

Arab Dutch (Arabische Nederlanders), also referred to as Dutch Arabs (Nederlandse Arabieren), are citizens or residents of the Netherlands whose ancestry traces back to the Arab World. Many of them might not actually be ethnically Arab due to the general confusion between the meaning of Arab and other ethnic groups coming from the same area (such as the case of Kurds, Berbers, Turkmen, Assyrians, Roma, etc.); therefore, the exact number of the actual Arab population in the Netherlands may be greatly biased and incorrect.

Contents

1 Politics
2 Notable people
3 See also
4 References
5 External links

Politics[edit]
In 2001, two Arab immigrants to the Netherlands, Egyptian-born Farouk Ibrahim (58) and Moroccan-born Mustafa Aboustib, set up the Arab Democratic Party (Arabische Democratische Partij), complaining that Arabs were not well represented in mainstream political parties except as “pretty Arab faces”.[3] In 2007, a group of Arab Dutch have complained about the television network Al Jazeera’s effective monopoly on Arabic broadcasting in the country.[4]
Notable people[edit]

Khadija Arib, politician
Maryam Hassouni, actress
Laïla Abid, journalist
Ali B, rapper
Badr Hari, super heavyweight kickboxer
R3hab, DJ and electronic musician
Ramses Shaffy, singer
Hany Abu-Assad, film director
Arjan El Fassed, politician
Ramsey Nasr, writer
Kim Ghattas, journalist
Karim Rekik, footballer
Ismail, video game developer and part of Vlambeer
Mohamed Al-Daradji, film director.
Osama Rashid, footballer
Hesdy Gerges, heavyweight kickboxer
Imaan Hammam, fashion model
Yes-R, Dutch rapper
Amir Zeyada, kickboxer
Youssef Idilbi, Dutch actor
Marwan Kenzari, actor
Mourad Bouzidi, kickboxer
Karim Bridji, footballer
Rania Zeriri, singer
Rodaan Al Ga