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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
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
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
Good Friday
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday in the Netherlands.
Friday March 30 Observance
Easter Day
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
Easter Monday (tweede paasdag) in the Netherlands is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 2 National holiday
King's Birthday
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
Remembrance Day in the Netherlands commemorates Dutch civilians and soldiers who lost their lives in war and during peace-keeping missions.
Friday May 4 Observance
Liberation Day
Liberation Day in the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in Europe.
Saturday May 5 Observance
Ascension Day
Ascension Day (hemelvaart) in the Netherlands is the 40th day of Easter and ten days before Pentecost.
Thursday May 10 National holiday
Whit Sunday
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
Whit Monday
The second day of Pentecost (tweede pinksterdag) in the Netherlands is on a Monday seven weeks after Easter Monday.
Monday May 21 National holiday
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
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.
Wednesday December 5 Observance
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.
Thursday December 6 Observance
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in the Netherlands is the start of the Dutch Christmas holidays.
Monday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
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.
Monday December 31 Observance