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The Greek community in the Netherlands numbers between 4,000 and 12,500 people.

Greeks in the Netherlands
Total population
18,253 (CBS, 2013)
Dutch, Greek
Greek Orthodox Church
Related ethnic groups



The first Greek Orthodox congregation in Amsterdam was founded by Metropolitan Gerasimos Avlonites.[1]

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  1. ^ Authority and Order: John Wesley and his Preachers, Ashgate Publishing, 2005, ISBN 978-0-7546-5454-4, retrieved 2007-12-31, Tyerman has told that John Jones wrote to the patriarch of Smyrna and received confirmation that Erasmus was indeed Bishop of Arcadia, in Crete. The Greeks in Amsterdam, rather than denounce him as an imposture, acknowledged him as founding the first Greek Church there. He was not an ignorant man, but a renowned scholar, having participated in the publication of a serious work in London and Amsterdam.


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