What do Dutch nobles think about themselves? Some notes on a 2016 survey on the identity of the Dutch nobility

Kuiper, Y. & Schijf, D. H., 2017, In : Virtus. Journal of Nobility Studies. 24, p. 173-186 14 p.

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Today the Dutch nobility numbers around 10.000 individuals, of whom a fifth lives abroad. Recent statistics also show that no more than a quarter of the nobles living in the Netherlands is a member of an exclusive noble organisation or order. This begs the question of group identity among the Dutch nobility. The authors use the 2016 survey of the Dutch Nobility Association to gain better insight into the specific features of the Dutch nobility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-186
Number of pages14
JournalVirtus. Journal of Nobility Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Nobility, Elite, Survey, Group Identity

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