Public holidays

The following is a list of public holidays in the Netherlands. On these days, shops, museums and attractions usually either close earlier or are closed the entire day – handy to know for Scheveningen visitors!

Public holidays in the Netherlands
Schools, city councils, post offices and banks are closed the whole day on official public holidays. King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is a massive celebration in the Netherlands. Sinterklaas on 5 December is a traditional Dutch holiday which is typically celebrated at home.


  • 1 January: New Year's Day.
  • 30 March: Good Friday (not an official public holiday).
  • 1 April: Easter Sunday.
  • 2 April: Easter Monday.
  • 27 April: King's Day.
  • 4 May: National Remembrance Day (not an official public holiday).
  • 5 May: Liberation Day (official public holiday every 5 years, next in 2020).
  • 10 May: Ascension Day.
  • 20 May: Pentecost Sunday (Whitsunday).
  • 21 May: Pentecost Monday (Whit Monday).
  • 5 December: Sinterklaas (not an official public holiday).
  • 25 December: Christmas Day.
  • 26 December: Boxing Day.
  • 31 December: New Year's Eve (not an official public holiday).