Netherlands has a total of 20 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year's Day (nieuwjaarsdag, oud en nieuw) is the first day of a new calendar year. In the Netherlands, it always falls on January 1.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday in the Netherlands.
On Easter Sunday (paaszondag, pasen) many Christians in the Netherlands celebrate the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion.
|Sunday||April 1||National holiday|
Easter Monday (tweede paasdag) in the Netherlands is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 2||National holiday|
The King’s official birthday in the Netherlands is a festive occasion that is annually celebrated on April 27.
|Friday||April 27||National holiday|
Remembrance Day in the Netherlands commemorates Dutch civilians and soldiers who lost their lives in war and during peace-keeping missions.
Liberation Day in the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in Europe.
Ascension Day (hemelvaart) in the Netherlands is the 40th day of Easter and ten days before Pentecost.
|Thursday||May 10||National holiday|
Pentecost (Pinksteren) in the Netherlands is seven weeks after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the Holy Spirit's descent from heaven onto Jesus' followers.
|Sunday||May 20||National holiday|
The second day of Pentecost (tweede pinksterdag) in the Netherlands is on a Monday seven weeks after Easter Monday.
|Monday||May 21||National holiday|
|St Nicholas' Eve/Sinterklaas
St Nicholas’ Eve honors a Christian saint who is associated with gift-giving. It is a festive celebration in the Netherlands on December 5.
|St Nicholas' Day
St. Nicholas’ Day honors a Christian saint who is associated with gift-giving. It is a festive celebration in the Netherlands on December 5–6.
Christmas Eve in the Netherlands is the start of the Dutch Christmas holidays.
Christmas Day (kerst, kerstmis) is a public holiday in the Netherlands that commemorates Jesus Christ's birth. It always falls on December 25.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday|
|Second Day of Christmas
The second day of Christmas is a holiday for many people in the Netherlands. It always falls on December 26.
|Wednesday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting times in The Netherlands, farewelling the Old Year and celebrating the New Year.