Which days are official public holidays in the Netherlands?

Here is a list of official public holidays in the Netherlands in 2024.

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Public holidays 2024

  • Nieuwjaarsdag (New Year’s Day): Monday 1 January 2024
  • Goede vrijdag (Good Friday): Friday 29 March 2024
  • Eerste en tweede paasdag (Easter Sunday and Easter Monday): Sunday 31 March and Monday 1 April 2024
  • Koningsdag (King’s Day): Saturday 27 April 2024
  • Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day): Sunday 5 May 2024
  • Hemelvaartsdag (Ascension Day): Thursday 9 May 2024
  • Eerste en tweede pinksterdag (Whit Sunday and Whit Monday): Sunday 19 and Monday 20 May 2024
  • Eerste en tweede kerstdag (Christmas Day and Boxing Day): Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December 2024

Public holidays: do I have the right to a day off?

There is no law that says employees must be given a day off work on certain public holidays. So no one has a legal right to a day off on a public holiday. Your Collectieve Arbeidsovereenkomst – CAO (collective labour agreement) or employment contract will tell you if you have the day off on public holidays.

Extension of periods ending on holidays or weekends

Public holidays may have an impact if you are required to make a payment or submit a response within a certain period (in Dutch). If such a period set by law ends on a Saturday, a Sunday or an official public holiday, the period will be extended until the next day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or an official public holiday.