Public Holidays in Netherlands in 2019

Netherlands Upcoming Holidays in Netherlands

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

30 May 2019 This National holiday is in 8 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Pentecost Sunday
Pentecost Sunday

9 June 2019 This National holiday is in 18 days. Sunday, 50 days after Easter

Whit Monday
Whit Monday

10 June 2019 This National holiday is in 19 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 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day Nieuwjaarsdag
Friday April 19 Good Friday Public sector, banks and insurers
Sunday April 21 Easter Day
Monday April 22 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Saturday April 27 King's Birthday If 27th is a Sunday, celebrations are held on 26th
Saturday May 04 National Remembrance Day Dodenherdenking
Sunday May 05 Liberation Day Public sector and schools
Sunday May 12 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 30 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Sunday June 09 Pentecost Sunday Fifty days after Easter
Monday June 10 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Sunday June 16 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Sunday November 03 All Saints Day 1st Sunday in November
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day Eerste Kerstdag
Thursday December 26 St. Stephen's 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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