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The Netherlands

Public Holidays

Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Please scroll below to see these lists of holidays. 

The Netherlands has only one official public holiday, being the King’s Birthday on 27 April each year. Apart from that, there are a number of holidays generally recognised and provided to employees by their employers each year, including:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

In addition to these public holidays, employees are entitled to paid annual leave each year, equivalent to four times the number of days they work each week. So if you work a five day week, you would receive 20 days of annual leave; If you work a six day week, you would receive 24 days annual leave; if you work part-time at a rate of three days per week, you would receive 12 days of annual leave each year – and so on.

Public Holidays 2016

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
27 MarSunEaster Sunday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
27 AprWedKing's Day
5 MayThuLiberation Day
5 MayThuAscension Day
15 MaySunPentecost Sunday
16 MayMonWhit Monday
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday
27 AprThuKing's Day
5 MayFriLiberation Day
25 MayThuAscension Day
4 JunSunPentecost
5 JunMonWhit Monday
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day