Netherlands has a total of 20 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 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.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
Good Friday
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday in the Netherlands.
Friday April 19 Observance
Easter Day
On Easter Sunday (paaszondag, pasen) many Christians in the Netherlands celebrate the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion.
Sunday April 21 National holiday
Easter Monday
Easter Monday (tweede paasdag) in the Netherlands is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22 National holiday
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 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.
Saturday May 4 Observance
Liberation Day
Liberation Day in the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in Europe.
Sunday May 5 Observance
Ascension Day
Ascension Day (hemelvaart) in the Netherlands is the 40th day of Easter and ten days before Pentecost.
Thursday May 30 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 June 9 National holiday
Whit Monday
The second day of Pentecost (tweede pinksterdag) in the Netherlands is on a Monday seven weeks after Easter Monday.
Monday June 10 National holiday
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
September Equinox
Monday 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.
Thursday 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.
Friday December 6 Observance
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve in the Netherlands is the start of the Dutch Christmas holidays.
Tuesday 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.
Wednesday 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.
Thursday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance