How to invest in the Netherlands using ETFs

How do I invest in Dutch stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the Dutch stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Dutch stock market you'll find 2 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you may invest in indices on the Eurozone.

0.30% p.a. - 0.35% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Netherlands ETFs
on the Dutch stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the Dutch stock market
 
The best indices for Netherlands ETFs

Performance of Dutch stocks (AEX®)

1 month: 7.01%
1 year: -4.72%
3 years: 40.35%
5 years: 52.17%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Netherlands

For an investment in the Dutch stock market, there are 2 indices available which are tracked by 4 ETFs. On the AEX® index there are 3 ETFs. On the AMX index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.30% p.a. and 0.35% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

AEX®

Netherlands 3 ETFs 25
The AEX® index tracks the 25 largest and most actively traded shares of the Dutch stock market.
Index factsheet

AMX

Netherlands 1 ETF 25
The AMX index tracks 25 Dutch mid cap stocks which are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares AEX UCITS ETFIE00B0M62Y33 559 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
VanEck AEX UCITS ETFNL0009272749 248 0.30% p.a. Distributing Netherlands Full replication
VanEck AMX UCITS ETFNL0009272756 25 0.35% p.a. Distributing Netherlands Full replication
iShares AEX UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00BMTX2B82 15 0.30% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
AMX 5.99% -7.10% -7.59% -6.51% 24.28%
AEX® 10.64% 3.28% -2.11% -1.27% 35.02%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
AMX -9.45% 18.15% 4.41% 42.06% -19.24%
AEX® -7.37% 29.89% 5.14% 27.55% -8.05%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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Alternative investment opportunities

Eurozone indices with a share of Netherlands

Besides Netherlands ETFs you may consider ETFs on the European stock markets. In total, you can invest in 4 indices on the Eurozone tracked by 31 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on the Eurozone is between 0.05% p.a. and 0.25% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
EURO STOXX® Europe
Netherlands: 12.60%
(31/05/2022)
1 ETF 290
(31.03.22)
The EURO STOXX® index tracks stocks from eurozone countries included in the STOXX® Europe 600 Index. The STOXX® Europe 600 index tracks large, mid and small capitalisation stocks from European developed countries.
Index factsheet
EURO STOXX® 50 Europe
Netherlands: 13.90%
(31/05/2022)
20 ETFs 50
The EURO STOXX® 50 index tracks the 50 largest companies in the eurozone.
Index factsheet
MSCI EMU Europe
Netherlands: 13.26%
(31/05/2022)
8 ETFs 230
(29.07.22)
The MSCI EMU index tracks large and mid cap stocks from countries in the European Economic and Monetary Union.
Index factsheet
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap Europe
Netherlands: 17.50%
(31/05/2022)
2 ETFs 223
(31.03.22)
The Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap index tracks large and mid cap securities from Eurozone countries.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (DE)DE0005933956 4,796 0.10% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IE0008471009 3,750 0.10% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF 1CLU0380865021 3,276 0.09% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B53L3W79 3,202 0.10% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Lyxor EURO STOXX 50 (DR) UCITS ETF - AccFR0007054358 2,564 0.20% p.a. Accumulating France Full replication
iShares Core MSCI EMU UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B53QG562 2,336 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF 1DLU0274211217 2,309 0.09% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares EURO STOXX UCITS ETF (DE)DE000A0D8Q07 2,225 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681047236 1,992 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI EMU UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1602144575 1,451 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI EMU UCITS ETF 1DLU0846194776 1,324 0.12% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Deka EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETFDE000ETFL029 879 0.15% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0147308422 535 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0136234068 390 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
HSBC EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EURIE00B4K6B022 359 0.05% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Lyxor Core MSCI EMU (DR) UCITS ETF - DistLU1646360971 276 0.12% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
SPDR MSCI EMU UCITS ETFIE00B910VR50 225 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETFIE00B60SWX25 199 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
BNP Paribas Easy EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETFFR0012739431 195 0.18% p.a. Accumulating France Full replication
Lyxor Core EURO STOXX 50 (DR) UCITS ETF DistLU0908501488 175 0.07% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
BNP Paribas Easy EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETFFR0012740983 159 0.18% p.a. Distributing France Full replication
Lyxor Core EURO STOXX 50 (DR) UCITS ETF AccLU0908501215 119 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (D)LU1681047319 110 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Deka EURO STOXX 50 (thesaurierend) UCITS ETFDE000ETFL466 66 0.15% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi Prime Eurozone UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1931974429 48 0.05% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi Prime Eurozone UCITS ETF DR (C)LU2089238112 41 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor 1 EURO STOXX 50® UCITS ETFDE000ETF9504 24 0.15% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Invesco EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF DistIE00B5B5TG76 23 0.05% p.a. Distributing Ireland Unfunded swap
Lyxor Core MSCI EMU (DR) UCITS ETF - AccLU1646361276 9 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI EMU UCITS ETF DR (D)LU2059756325 2 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
HSBC EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE000MWUQBJ0 - 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI EMU 7.34% -1.72% -9.20% -8.16% 14.94%
EURO STOXX® 7.32% -2.13% -8.91% -7.89% 16.89%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap 7.67% -1.47% -9.04% -7.87% 15.15%
EURO STOXX® 50 7.46% -0.83% -9.00% -6.42% 15.55%
Index   2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
MSCI EMU -12.65% 23.17% -0.76% 26.22% -12.40%
EURO STOXX® -12.42% 22.41% 0.55% 28.14% -12.88%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap -12.19% 25.58% -3.86% - -
EURO STOXX® 50 -11.64% 23.49% -3.08% 30.41% -12.01%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31.07.22; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.