What are the public holidays in the Netherlands?

We rely on them to add to our holiday quota, we always hope they fall on a Monday or Friday, and they give us an extra day off, that's right: bank holidays!

As they are about to arrive, to make your life easier Karen, we have grouped the public holidays that fall this year.

Celebrations and public holidays 🥳

Celebrations and public holidays


New Year’s Day 2023

Sunday 1 January 2023 (national holiday)

Vendredi Saint 2023 (Goede Vrijdag)

Friday 7 April 2023 (regional holiday)

Easter Sunday 2023 (Eerste Paasdag)

Sunday 9 April 2023

Good Friday 2023 (Tweede Paasdag)

Monday 10 April 2023 (national holiday)

King's Day 2023 (Koningsdag)

Thursday 27 April 2023 (national holiday)

Liberation Day 2023 (Bevrijdingsdag)

Thursday 4 May 2023

Fête de la libération 2023 (Bevrijdingsdag)

Friday 5 May 2023

Mother's Day 2023 (Moederdag)

Sunday 14 May 2023

Ascension Day 2023 (Hemelvaartsdag)

Thursday 18 May 2023 (national holiday)

Whit Sunday 2023 (Eerste Pinksterdag)

Sunday 28 May 2023

Whit Monday 2023 (Tweede Pinksterdag)

Monday 29 May 2023 (national holiday)

Flag Day 2023 (Vlaggetjesdag)

Saturday 17 June 2023

Father's Day 2023 (Vaderdag)

Sunday 18 June 2023

Princes' Day or Budget Day 2023 (Prinsjesdag)

Tuesday 19 September 2023 (3rd Tuesday of the month)

Saint-Nicolas 2023 (Sinterklaas)

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Christmas 2023 (Eerste Kerstdag)

Monday 25 December 2023 (national holiday)

Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag)

Tuesday 26 December 2023 (national holiday)

New Year's Eve 2023 (Oudejaarsavond)

Sunday 31 December 2023

Visit the Netherlands by playing!

Visit the Netherlands by playing!

Take advantage of these holidays to visit the Netherlands in a different way with an Urban Escape Game! Urban adventures that combine games and discovery. 🤗

What to do during these public holidays?

And if you're wondering what to do on these public holidays and how to spend your time, read our article "What to do on Sundays and public holidays". You'll find more than 20 ideas for activities!

Written by: Estelle
Updated at: 16-03-2023
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