Netherlands Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Nieuwjaarsdag) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
14 AprFriGood Friday (Goede Vrijdag) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Public Sector, Banks and Insurers
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Monday after Easter Sunday
27 AprThursKing's Birthday (Koningsdag) - Commemorates the birthday of Willem Alexander who became King of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix on 30 April 2013. If 27th falls on a Sunday, celebrations are held on 26th
4 MayThursNational Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking) - Commemorates all civilians and members of the armed forces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II
14 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
25 MayThursAscension Day (Hemelvaartsdag) - Commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. 40 days after Easter. The subsequent Friday is a day off for most people
5 JunMonWhitmonday / Pentecost (Pinksteren) - 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday. A two-day holiday (Whitsunday and the subsequent Monday)
18 JunSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
1 NovWedAll Saints Day - Celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. 1st Sunday in November
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag) - Celebrate the birth of Christ. The Dutch have two days of Christmas, both called Christmas Day
26 DecTueSt. Stephens Day (Tweede Kerstdag) - Celebrated on 26th December

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
26 AprSatKing's Birthday - Observed
27 AprSunKing's Birthday
4 MaySunNational Remembrance Day
29 MayThursAscension Day
9 JunMonWhitmonday
2 NovSun All Saints Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSt. Stephens Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
27 AprMonKing's Birthday
4 MayMonNational Remembrance Day
5 MayTueLiberation Day
14 MayThursAscension Day
25 MayMonWhitmonday
1 NovSun All Saints Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSt. Stephens Day

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
27 AprWedKing's Birthday
4 MayWedNational Remembrance Day
5 MayThursAscension Day
16 MayMonWhitmonday
1 NovTue All Saints Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSt. Stephens Day

1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Nieuwjaarsdag)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Public Sector, Banks and Insurers)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
27 AprFriKing's Birthday (If 27th is a Sunday, celebrations are held on 26th)
4 MayFriNational Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking)
10 MayThursAscension Day (40 days after Easter)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
21 MayMonWhitmonday (7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
4 NovSunAll Saints Day (1st Sunday in November)
25 DecTueChristmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag)
26 DecWedSt. Stephens Day (Tweede Kerstdag. Celebrated on 26th December)


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