Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised the Netherlands' sovereign credit rating to AAA from AA on Friday. The outlook is stable.
"The upgrade reflects our view of the strengthening of the economic recovery in the Netherlands, with domestic demand growing strongly as a result of increases in real disposable income, employment, and investment activity," the agency said.
S&P expects the economy to continue to recover.
The agency lowered the Netherlands' credit rating in 2013.