Public Holidays in Netherlands in 2016

Netherlands Upcoming Holidays in Netherlands

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This National holiday is in 16 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

St Stephens Day
St. Stephens day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 17 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 23 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 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day Nieuwjaarsdag
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Public sector, banks and insurers
Monday March 28 Mar 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday April 27 Apr 27 King's Birthday If 27th is a Sunday, celebrations are held on 26th
Wednesday May 04 May 4 National Remembrance Day Dodenherdenking
Thursday May 05 May 5 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday May 08 May 8 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Monday May 16 May 16 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 19 Jun 19 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday November 01 Nov 1 All Saints Day 1st Sunday in November
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Eerste Kerstdag
Monday 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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