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Netherlands has a total of 21 holidays in 2021. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
||Friday, January 1, 2021||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.|
||Sunday, February 14, 2021||Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.|
||Saturday, March 20, 2021||March Equinox in the Netherlands (Amsterdam)|
||Friday, April 2, 2021||Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday in the Netherlands.|
||Sunday, April 4, 2021||On Easter Sunday (paaszondag, pasen) many Christians in the Netherlands celebrate the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion.|
||Monday, April 5, 2021||Easter Monday (tweede paasdag) in the Netherlands is the day after Easter Sunday.|
||Tuesday, April 27, 2021||The King’s official birthday in the Netherlands is a festive occasion that is annually celebrated on April 27.|
||Tuesday, May 4, 2021||Remembrance Day in the Netherlands commemorates Dutch civilians and soldiers who lost their lives in war and during peace-keeping missions.|
||Wednesday, May 5, 2021||Liberation Day in the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in Europe.|
||Thursday, May 13, 2021||Ascension Day (hemelvaart) in the Netherlands is the 40th day of Easter and ten days before Pentecost.|
||Sunday, May 23, 2021||Pentecost (Pinksteren) in the Netherlands is seven weeks after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the Holy Spirit's descent from heaven onto Jesus' followers.|
||Monday, May 24, 2021||The second day of Pentecost (tweede pinksterdag) in the Netherlands is on a Monday seven weeks after Easter Monday.|
||Monday, June 21, 2021||June Solstice in the Netherlands (Amsterdam)|
||Wednesday, September 22, 2021||September Equinox in the Netherlands (Amsterdam)|
|St Nicholas' Eve/Sinterklaas
||Sunday, December 5, 2021||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
||Monday, December 6, 2021||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.|
||Tuesday, December 21, 2021||December Solstice in the Netherlands (Amsterdam)|
||Friday, December 24, 2021||Christmas Eve in the Netherlands is the start of the Dutch Christmas holidays.|
||Saturday, December 25, 2021||Christmas Day (kerst, kerstmis) is a public holiday in the Netherlands that commemorates Jesus Christ's birth. It always falls on December 25.|
|Second Day of Christmas
||Sunday, December 26, 2021||The second day of Christmas is a holiday for many people in the Netherlands. It always falls on December 26.|
|New Year's Eve
||Friday, December 31, 2021||New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting times in The Netherlands, farewelling the Old Year and celebrating the New Year.|