Public Holidays Netherlands in 2022 are covered by collective agreements (CAOs) and career agreements, so check your CAO or your employment contract to see which holidays are considered free days. If you work on a holiday, you (usually) get extra pay. Finally, as a worker, you also get holidays.
Public holidays in the Netherlands can be divided into three types:
Dutch National Holidays: There are two national holidays in the Netherlands: King’s Day (Koningsdag) and Liberation Day.
Other public holidays in the Netherlands are Dutch national holidays, New Year’s Day and a few Catholic holidays.
In addition, the Netherlands also has several public holidays that are not recognized by law (eg Sinterklaas).
School holidays in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, there is a six-week break from school in the summer and two weeks in the winter. In addition, schools also arrange holidays on three occasions:
Spring (spring break, festival holiday, or spring break)
May (May holiday)
Autumn (fall holiday)
Below are the Dutch Public Holidays in 2022
|Dutch Holidays 2022||Dates|
|New Year’s Day / Nieuwjaarsdag||January 1|
|Good Friday / Goede Vrijdag||April 15|
|Easter Sunday / Eerste Paasdag||April 17|
|Easter Monday / Tweede Paasdag||April 18|
|King’s Day / Koningsdag||April 27|
|National Remembrance Day / Dodenherdenking||May 4 (not an official holiday)|
|Liberation Day / Bevrijdingsdag||May 5 (official holiday every 5 years; next in 2025)|
|Ascension Day / Hemelvaartsdag||May 26|
|Whit (Pentecost) Sunday / Eerste Pinksterdag||June 5|
|Whit (Pentecost) Monday / Tweede Pinksterdag||June 6|
|Sinterklaas||December 5 (not an official holiday)|
|Christmas Day / Eerste Kerstdag||December 25|
|Boxing Day / Tweede Kerstdag||December 26|
|New Year’s Eve / Oudejaarsavond||December 31 (not an official holiday)|