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 1 index which is tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you may invest in indices on the Eurozone.

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

Performance of Dutch stocks (AEX®)

1 month: -2.38%
1 year: 34.24%
3 years: 28.56%
5 years: 98.07%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Netherlands

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

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

AEX®

Netherlands 1 ETF 25
The AEX® index tracks the 25 largest and most actively traded shares of the Dutch stock market.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares AEX UCITS ETFIE00B0M62Y33 347 0.30% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
AEX® 2.91% 9.61% 28.23% 39.89% 34.29%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
AEX® 9.89% 11.09% 21.33% -7.30% 20.12%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/04/2021; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

The best Netherlands ETFs
by 1 year return

Show all

The cheapest Netherlands ETFs
by total expense ratio (TER)

1 iShares AEX UCITS ETF 0.30% p.a.
Show all
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 18 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%
(31/03/2021)
1 ETF 290
(30/04/2021)
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: 14.70%
(31/03/2021)
10 ETFs 50
The EURO STOXX® 50 index tracks the 50 largest companies in the eurozone.
Index factsheet
MSCI EMU Europe
Netherlands: 12.87%
(31/03/2021)
6 ETFs 238
(30/04/2021)
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: 15.80%
(31/03/2021)
1 ETF 212
(30/04/2021)
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 GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF 1CLU0380865021 3,830 0.09% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IE0008471009 3,527 0.10% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B53L3W79 3,302 0.10% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares Core MSCI EMU UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B53QG562 2,324 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF 1DLU0274211217 2,277 0.09% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI EMU UCITS ETF 1DLU0846194776 1,552 0.12% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi Index MSCI EMU UCITS ETF DR EUR (C)LU1602144575 1,431 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0147308422 572 0.18% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0136234068 343 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor Core MSCI EMU (DR) UCITS ETF - DistLU1646360971 230 0.12% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
SPDR MSCI EMU UCITS ETFIE00B910VR50 226 0.18% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
HSBC EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF EURIE00B4K6B022 211 0.05% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Invesco EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETFIE00B60SWX25 187 0.05% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Invesco EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF DistIE00B5B5TG76 81 0.05% p.a. Distributing Ireland Unfunded swap
Lyxor Core EURO STOXX 50 (DR) UCITS ETF AccLU0908501215 79 0.07% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi Prime Eurozone UCITS ETF DR (D)LU1931974429 46 0.05% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor EURO STOXX 300 (DR) UCITS ETF DistLU0908501132 11 0.07% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi ETF EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF DR USDLU1681047400 8 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI EMU 3.80% 10.98% 28.11% 38.48% 18.40%
EURO STOXX® 50 3.46% 12.97% 30.51% 39.14% 21.00%
EURO STOXX® 3.83% 10.99% 28.12% 39.58% 20.31%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap 4.06% 13.56% 32.75% 41.43% -
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
EURO STOXX® 7.64% 6.29% 20.52% -11.43% 18.24%
MSCI EMU 7.66% 4.87% 20.05% -11.68% 16.84%
EURO STOXX® 50 8.99% 2.64% 22.03% -10.83% 14.16%
Solactive GBS Developed Markets Eurozone Large & Mid Cap 9.93% 1.58% - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/04/2021; Calculations in GBP based on the largest ETF of the respective index.