Discover the various activities to do in Holland during Easter. Enjoy a delicious Easter breakfast or lunch. See a wonderful presentation of the Matthäus Passion. Or spend some time strolling around the many kiosks at one of the Easter markets.
What to do on Easter in Holland?
Some individuals spend Easter Monday in the same way that they do Easter Sunday. They enjoy a large festive breakfast or brunch and either decorate or hunt for eggs. They may also do housework or seasonal duties in their gardens, and go for a walk along the beach. Or riding their bikes while savoring the first signs of spring. Easter fires (paasvuren) are lit in various villages in the Netherlands’ northern and eastern regions.
Monday is also a good day to go shopping in stores that specialize in furniture, kitchenware, garden equipment, or plants. Many of these establishments provide one-day specials or plan Easter-themed family entertainment. Such as the Easter hare’s visit and Easter egg hunts. New and secondhand vehicle, van, trailer, and camper shows are also popular.
Do they have the day off? Yes!
Special events such as Easter egg hunts workshops to manufacture Easter or spring decorations. Or opportunities to observe newly hatched chicks, newborn lambs, and other young animals. This is common at city farms that aim to introduce children to farming and food production processes.
On Easter Monday, many individuals in the Netherlands have the day off. Many banks, post offices, and businesses are closed. Many stores are open! However, they may open later or close earlier than usual. While some are closed for the entire day. Public transportation normally provides a significantly reduced service, although, in rural locations, there may be no public transportation. On Easter Monday, the sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted. Congestion may occur in shopping malls specializing in furniture or garden supplies. This brings popular visitor attractions and routes returning from popular short-break destinations.
Easter in Holland
In addition to conventional Easter activities with the family, Holland has a number of Easter celebrations. Paaspop is a three-day music event in Schijndel (Noord-Brabant). It has drawn a large audience to hear dozens of bands perform on many stages each year since 1978. This is one such festival. You may also go to the ‘Easter races’ at the Zandvoort race track, which kick off the national racing season.
Listen to music
Easter music is inextricably interwoven with the Matthäus Passion! If you happen to be in one of the major cities during Easter, you should definitely pay a visit to one of the magnificent concert halls. That is where this great piece of music is presented. It will be an unforgettable experience!
Keeping eggs hidden
In addition to plenty of food, there is another custom in Holland. That’s hiding genuine painted or chocolate Easter eggs for children to locate. Before Easter Sunday, another tradition is to paint eggs with children.
If you want to visit Holland this spring, Easter weekend is a great time to do it. This is when the temperatures begin to rise and terraces are built outside. As a result, the flower-bulb fields bloom. And then there are many wonderful customs to uncover.