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National holidays

Below you can find a list of all national holidays in the Netherlands. 

Public holidays
  • Nieuwjaar (New Year’s Day): 1 January
  • Pasen (Easter Sunday and Easter Monday) - according to the Catholic calendar
  • Koningsdag (King’s Day): 27 April 
  • Dodenherdenking (National Remembrance Day): 4 May
  • Hemelvaart (Ascension): in May - according to the Catholic calendar
  • Pinksteren (Whitsun): in May - according to the Catholic calendar
  • Eerste Kerstdag (Christmas Day): 25 December
  • Tweede Kerstdag (Boxing Day): 26 December
Public sector holidays
  • Goede Vrijdag (Good Friday):  according to the Catholic calendar
  • Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day): 5 May (official holiday only every five years)