Public Holidays in Netherlands in 2017

Netherlands Upcoming Holidays in Netherlands

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 32 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St Stephens Day
St. Stephen's Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 33 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Year's Day
New Year's Day

1 January 2018 This National holiday is in 39 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

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
Sunday April 16 Apr 16 Easter Day
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
Friday May 05 May 5 Liberation Day Public sector and schools
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
Sunday June 04 Jun 4 Pentecost Sunday Fifty days after Easter
Monday June 05 Jun 5 Whit Monday 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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