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Public Holidays Netherlands in 2022 You Cannot Miss

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:

Public Holidays Netherlands in 2022

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

Dutch school vacations holiday

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 2022Dates
New Year’s Day / NieuwjaarsdagJanuary 1
Good Friday / Goede VrijdagApril 15
Easter Sunday / Eerste PaasdagApril 17
Easter Monday / Tweede PaasdagApril 18
King’s Day / KoningsdagApril 27
National Remembrance Day / DodenherdenkingMay 4 (not an official holiday)
Liberation Day / BevrijdingsdagMay 5 (official holiday every 5 years; next in 2025)
Ascension Day / HemelvaartsdagMay 26
Whit (Pentecost) Sunday / Eerste PinksterdagJune 5
Whit (Pentecost) Monday / Tweede PinksterdagJune 6
SinterklaasDecember 5 (not an official holiday)
Christmas Day / Eerste KerstdagDecember 25
Boxing Day / Tweede KerstdagDecember 26
New Year’s Eve / OudejaarsavondDecember 31 (not an official holiday)

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