Public Holidays in Netherlands in 2016

Netherlands List of National Public holidays of Netherlands in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 New Years Day Nieuwjaarsdag
Friday March 25 Good Friday Public sector, banks and insurers
Monday March 28 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Wednesday April 27 King's Birthday If 27th is a Sunday, celebrations are held on 26th
Wednesday May 04 National Remembrance Day Dodenherdenking
Thursday May 05 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Thursday May 05 Liberation Day Public sector and schools
Sunday May 08 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Sunday May 15 Pentecost Sunday Fifty days after Easter
Monday May 16 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 19 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Tuesday November 01 All Saints Day 1st Sunday in November
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Eerste Kerstdag
Monday December 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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