Public Holidays in Netherlands in 2017

Netherlands Upcoming Holidays in Netherlands

King's Birthday
King's Birthday

27 April 2017 This National holiday is in 4 days. Officially commemorates the birthday of King Willem-Alexander.

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

25 May 2017 This National holiday is in 32 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Whit Monday

5 June 2017 This National holiday is in 43 days. Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Netherlands List of National Public holidays of Netherlands in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Nieuwjaarsdag
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Good Friday Public sector, banks and insurers
Monday April 17 Apr 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 27 Apr 27 King's Birthday If 27th is a Sunday, celebrations are held on 26th
Thursday May 04 May 4 National Remembrance Day Dodenherdenking
Sunday May 14 May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 25 May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Whitmonday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 18 Jun 18 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Wednesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day 1st Sunday in November
Monday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Eerste Kerstdag
Tuesday December 26 Dec 26 St Stephens Day Tweede Kerstdag. Celebrated on 26th December.


National Holiday Not a Public Holiday Government/Public Sector


  • The Netherlands has two World War II Remembrance Days. Neither are annual official holidays, though some establishments may close.
  • May 4th: honors all those who died in the war, and is similar to Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day.
  • May 5th: Liberation day is a national holiday once every 5 years (next in 2020). The day commemorates the defeat of German forces in 1945. It may be celebrated every year, but since 2000, it is an official holiday only once every 5 years.

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