Who we are
CBS was established in 1899 in response to the need for independent and reliable information that advances the understanding of social issues. This is still the main role of CBS. Through time, CBS has grown into an innovative knowledge institution, with continuous adoption of new technologies and developments in order to safeguard the quality of its data and its independent position.
What we do
In a society where the amount of information is growing explosively, free access to reliable and integral data is crucial. As the national statistical office, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy.
The office environment at CBS – with offices located in The Hague, Heerlen and on Bonaire – is a pleasant mix of government and business. You will find a very diverse group of employees (approx 2000) who range widely in age, nationality, discipline and career. One thing all our employees have in common is their focus on the quality of our research results. We also provide challenging hands-on internships or graduate research projects. Check our vacancies in the link listed below!