Public Holidays in the Netherlands

A calendar of the national vacation days when businesses, schools and banks close and people get the day off across the Netherlands...

The Dutch word for bank holiday/public holiday/legal holiday is feestdag.

  • Banks and shops are closed on public holidays and public transport is limited
  • Police stations and hospitals do not close
  • Public holidays that fall on a weekend are not forwarded. However, certain companies may choose to take this holiday on the previous Friday or the following Monday

Public Holidays 2022

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 15th April - Good Friday
  • 17th April Easter Sunday
  • 18th April Easter Monday
  • 27th April - King's Birthday
  • 4th May - National Remembrance Day
  • 5th May - Liberation Day
  • 26th May - Ascension Day
  • 5th June -Whit Sunday
  • 6th June - Whit Monday
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 26th December - Second Christmas Day

For a list of Public Holiday dates for the current year