Public holidays in the Netherlands

Schools, city councils, post offices and banks are closed the whole day on official public holidays. King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is a massive celebration in Amsterdam. Sinterklaas on 5 December is a traditional Dutch holiday which is typically celebrated at home.


1 January
New Year's Day
15 April Good Friday (not an official public holiday)
17 April
Easter Sunday
18 April
Easter Monday
27 April
King's Day
4 May
National Remembrance Day (not an official public holiday)
5 May
Liberation Day (official public holiday every 5 years, next in 2025)
26 May
Ascension Day
5 June Pentecost Sunday (Whitsunday)
6 June Pentecost Monday (Whit Monday)
5 December
Sinterklaas (not an official public holiday)
25 December
Christmas Day
26 December
Boxing Day
31 December
New Year's Eve (not an official public holiday)