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Netherlands bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Netherlands Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday Bnk+Othr
        Sun Easter
        Mon Easter Monday
        Thu King's Birthday
May     Fri Liberation Day Othr+Gov
        Thu Ascension Day
June    Sun Whit Sunday (Pentecost)
        Mon Whit Monday
Dec. 25 Mon Christmas Day
     26 Tue Second Day of Christmas
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

10 Jan 2016 Netherlands 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) The Dutch Government (the government of the Netherlands) has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2017.  07 Mar 2015 Netherlands May 5 Public Holiday Recommended (Netherlands Info Services-Amsterdam) The "Comité 4 en 5 mei", the committee which organizes the commemorations for the end of World War II in the Netherlands, has once again come out in support of the movement to make the May 5th, Liberation Day, public holiday a nationwide annual non-working public holiday in the Netherlands.  07 Jan 2015 Netherlands 2016 Public Holidays Announced (Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) The Dutch Government (the government of the Netherlands) has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2016.  07 Oct 2014 Netherlands Mulls Annual May 5 Public Holiday (Netherlands Info Services-Amsterdam) The "Comité 4 en 5 mei", the committee which organizes the commemorations for the end of World War II in the Netherlands, has come out in support of the movement to make Liberation Day a nationwide annual non-working public holiday in the Netherlands.  04 Jan 2014 Netherlands 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) The Dutch Government (the government of the Netherlands) has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2015.  30 Jan 2013 Netherlands Royal Public Holiday Amended (Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid-Amsterdam) Following last weekend's surprise announcement that Queen Beatrix would abdicate on April 30, the Dutch Government has confirmed that, beginning in 2014, April 30 would no longer be an official non-working public holiday (Konninginnedag) in the Netherlands.  28 Jan 2013 Netherlands Queen To Abdicate April 30 (Netherlands Info Services-Amsterdam) The Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix, has announced that she would abdicate on April 30, 2013, the date of the Dutch annual public holiday Konninginnedag celebrating her mother's birthday, in favor of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand who will be crowned King on the same day.  06 May 2010 Netherlands Considering Annual May 5 Public Holiday (Netherlands Info Services-Amsterdam) A majority of the parties in the Dutch Parliament has responded favorably to the Dutch Labour (PvdA) leader, Job Cohen, proposing that May 5th should become a general public holiday every year.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Netherlands public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in the Netherlands are regulated by the Factories Act 1946 (LS 1946 - NZ 4 to 1949 - NZ 4) as amended by the Factories Amendment Act 1972.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend remain on that date (ie. they are not moved to another date, such as the following Monday, for example).  Remembrance Day: Every year on the 4th of May at eight o'clock in the evening, the nation stops for two minutes of silence in remembrance of the victims of all wars since the beginning of the Second World War. Remembrance services are held around the country. Flags are flown at half-mast.  Liberation day: Though celebrated every year, Liberation Day is a public holiday only every 5 years, occurring in 2000, then 2005 and so on.  New Year's Eve: Although New Year's Eve is not a public holiday, some shops and businesses may be closed or will close early on this day.  The Queen's Birthday (Koninginnedag) used to be moved from April 30th to May 1st when April 30th was a Sunday, but this was changed in 1980 following protests from Labour Unions who did not want to have the Queen's Birthday on the same date as the May Day parades (and, most importantly, did not want to lose a public holiday if both were observed on the same date).  Netherlands International Codes NL and NLD (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .nl (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Netherlands information and news: Netherlands Bank (Netherlands central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Netherlands maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Netherlands), and Wikipedia (includes Netherlands commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Netherlands, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Netherlands, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Netherlands, before planning any trip to Netherlands. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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