CBS Statistics Netherlands is by law supporting all Dutch cities / municipalities and provinces to become smart, data driven organizations and will have created over 20 joint CBS Urban, Rural and Provincial Datacenters by end 2019 and wants to share these experiences with the international community of cities and national statistical institutes

Through the concept of the CBS Urban Data Centers (20 by end 2019 all over The Netherlands) CBS Statistics Netherlands is supporting Dutch cities to become smarter and more data-driven by connecting CBS national data and CBS data-Science expertise to cities leading to: a better understanding of a city; better – facts based and data driven – informed city decisions; better city finances and optimized, harmonized standardized local to regional to national to global data.


PO Box 4481
6401 CZ Heerlen
The Netherlands

Robert Hermans