Libellula depressa is common in The Netherlands, although it is scarce in the coastal provinces. Its favoured habitat is small, open pools on sand, loam or chalk. Clay and peat soils are generally avoided. The species disappeared from the coastal dunes in the 1930s. It reappeared here in the 1990s, following efforts to restore the natural dynamics of the region.
- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Libellenstudie 2002. De Nederlandse libellen (Odonata). Nederlandse Fauna 4: 1-440. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij & European Invertebrate Survey-Nederland, Leiden.