Netherlands has a total of 21 holidays in 2019. 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
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.
Tuesday January 1
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Good Friday
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday in the Netherlands.
Friday April 19
Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday (paaszondag, pasen) many Christians in the Netherlands celebrate the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion.
Sunday April 21
Easter Monday
Easter Monday (tweede paasdag) in the Netherlands is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22
King's Birthday
The King’s official birthday in the Netherlands is a festive occasion that is annually celebrated on April 27.
Saturday April 27
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day in the Netherlands commemorates Dutch civilians and soldiers who lost their lives in war and during peace-keeping missions.
Saturday May 4
Liberation Day
Liberation Day in the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in Europe.
Sunday May 5
Ascension Day
Ascension Day (hemelvaart) in the Netherlands is the 40th day of Easter and ten days before Pentecost.
Thursday May 30
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 June 9
Whit Monday
The second day of Pentecost (tweede pinksterdag) in the Netherlands is on a Monday seven weeks after Easter Monday.
Monday June 10
June Solstice
Friday June 21
September Equinox
Monday September 23
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.
Thursday 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.
Friday December 6
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in the Netherlands is the start of the Dutch Christmas holidays.
Tuesday December 24
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.
Wednesday December 25
Second Day of Christmas
The second day of Christmas is a holiday for many people in the Netherlands. It always falls on December 26.
Thursday December 26
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.
Tuesday December 31