Timezone and DST in the Netherlands

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In the Netherlands exists only a single tonezone at UTC+1. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and the Netherlands is 5 hours.

They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by 1 hour in summer.

The next clock change in Netherlands will be on October 30th, 2022 at 3:00 to standard time. This means that it gets light earlier in the morning and darker earlier in the evening.

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Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:Central European Time (CET)
Daylight saving time:Central European Summertime (CEST)

The Netherlands have an east-west extent of 3.7 degrees longitude. Given the country's location in Western Europe, this corresponds to about 260 kilometers. With such a small extent the course of the sun at different positions in the country hardly matters. The position of the sun in the west of the country deviates from that in the east only about 15 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 15 minutes later in the west than in the east.

The next clock changes in the Netherlands

DateLocal timeChange
Mar 27, 20222:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 30, 20223:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 26, 20232:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 29, 20233:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 31, 20242:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 27, 20243:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 30, 20252:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 26, 20253:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 29, 20262:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 25, 20263:00 am-1 hour to standard time

Netherlands: Sunrise + sunsetTimes for sunrise and sunset in the NetherlandsTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities in the Netherlands and the avg. length of daylight per month
Countries with DSTAll Countries with DSTA summary of all countries that currently observe Daylight Saving Time with further info on introductions and upcoming changes.
Netherlands: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in the Netherlands 2022-2026Statutory and inofficial holidays in the Netherlands for 2022 to 2026