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National Holidays in the Netherlands 2008-2012

Expect Closings and Limited Opening Hours in Amsterdam on These Days


The table below shows dates of official holidays in the Netherlands for the next five years. The name of the holiday for English-speakers appears in bold, while the Dutch name appears in smaller italics beneath it.

Expect banks and government offices (including post offices) in Amsterdam to be closed on these days. Some shops and restaurants may also close; those open will have abbreviated opening hours.

It's also worth saying that the Easter holidays and subsequent Pentecostal holidays are popular times for Dutch families (and those from many other European countries) to travel, so if you're plans include a road trip to several destinations, be prepared for plenty of fellow drivers and book your accommodations in advance.

National Holidays in the Netherlands
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
New Year's Day
January 1
Good Friday
Goede Vrijdag
March 21 April 10 April 2 April 22 April 6
Easter Sunday
Eerste Paasdag
March 23 April 12 April 4 April 24 April 8
Easter Monday
Tweede Paasdag
March 24 April 13 April 5 April 25 April 9
Queen's Day
April 30
Liberation Day
May 5
Ascension Day
May 1 May 21 May 13 June 2 May 17
Whit (Pentecost) Sunday
Eerste Pinksterdag
May 11 May 31 May 23 June 12 May 27
Whit (Pentecost) Monday
Tweede Pinksterdag
May 12 June 1 May 24 June 13 May 28
Christmas Day
Eerste Kerstdag
December 25
Boxing Day
Tweede Kerstdag
December 26
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