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 2017

1st January - New Year's Day

16th April - Easter Sunday

17th April - Easter Monday

27th April - King's Birthday

4th May - National Remembrance Day

5th May - Liberation Day

25th May - Ascension Day

4th June - Whit Sunday

5th June - Whit Monday

25th December - Christmas Day

26th December - Second Christmas Day