If you work in the Netherlands, you might want to know the days you are officially off. In comparison to other European countries, the Dutch don’t have that many National holidays. The National Holidays in the Netherlands are:

  • New Year’s Day (1st January)
  • Easter Day & Easter Monday
  • King’s day (27th April)
  • Ascension day
  • Whit Sunday & Monday
  • Christmas Day & Second Day of Christmas (25th and 26th December)
If you work as an employee at a company in the Netherlands these days are official days off.
Furthermore, there is
  • Liberation Day (5th May)

which in most companies is a (paid) day off every 5 years. The next time is in 2020.

In most cities, most supermarkets are open on Sundays throughout the whole year. However, on some national holidays, the supermarkets are closed (f.e. Christmas and New Year’s Day) or have shorter openings hours (f.e. Easter and Pentecost). Please be aware that supermarkets might have different opening hours in smaller cities and villages.

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