Public holidays in the Netherlands 2020-2024



In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law - and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of the Netherlands. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year's DayNieuwjaarsdagJan, 1st
King's DayKoningsdagApr, 27th
Remembrance of the deadNationale DodenherdenkingMay, 4th
Liberation DayBevrijdingsdagMay, 5th
St. Nicholas EveSinterklaasavondDec, 5th
Saint NicholasSinterklaasDec, 6th
Christmas EveKerstavondDec, 24th
Christmas DayEerste KerstdagDec, 25th
Boxing DayTweede KerstdagDec, 26th
New Year's EveOudejaarsdagDec, 31st
Queen's DayKoninginnedag, 4th


Moving Holidays in the Netherlands

holidayLocal name20202021202220232024
ShrovetideVastenavondFeb, 25thFeb, 16thMar, 1stFeb, 21stFeb, 13th
Ash WednesdayFeb, 26thFeb, 17thMar, 2ndFeb, 22ndFeb, 14th
Good FridayGoede VrijdagApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29th
Easter SundayEerste PaasdagApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31st
Easter MondayTweede PaasdagApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1st
Mother's DayMoederdagMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12th
Ascension of ChristHemelvaartsdagMay, 21stMay, 13thMay, 26thMay, 18thMay, 9th
Whit SundayEerste PinksterdagMay, 31stMay, 23rdJun, 5thMay, 28thMay, 19th
Whit MondayTweede PinksterdagJun, 1stMay, 24thJun, 6thMay, 29thMay, 20th
Father's DayVaderdagJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16th