Holidays in the Netherlands 2023, public and unofficial (2024)

In this publication, All-Holidays.Infowill tell you about public and unofficial holidays in the Netherlands 2023. We will list them in chronological order by month.We indicate which holiday is a non-working day, and when it is a regular one.At the end of the article you will find a selection of links to useful sites and a holiday calendar for 2023.

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January

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
New YearJanuary 1, 2023SundayYes
Three kingsJanuary 6, 2023FridayNot

February

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Valentine’s DayFebruary 14, 2023TuesdayNot
CarnivalFebruary 19–21, 2023Sunday to TuesdayNot

March

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
The vernal equinoxMarch 20, 2023MondayNot
Ramadan (beginning)March 23, 2023ThursdayNot
Summer timeMarch 26, 2023SundayNot

April

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
April 1April 1, 2023SaturdayNot
Maundy ThursdayApril 6, 2023ThursdayNot
Good FridayApril 7, 2023FridayNot
EasterApril 9, 2023SundayYes
Easter MondayApril 10, 2023MondayYes
Ramadan (end)April 21, 2023FridayNot
Eid al-AdhaApril 21–23, 2023Friday to SundayNot
King’s birthdayApril 27, 2023ThursdayYes

May

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Labor DayMay 1, 2023MondayNot
Day of RemembranceMay 4, 2023ThursdayNot
Liberation DayMay 5, 2023FridayNot
Mothers DayMay 14, 2023SundayNot
AscensionMay 18, 2023ThursdayYes
PentecostMay 28, 2023SundayYes
Holy MondayMay 29, 2023MondayYes

June

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Grandparents dayJune 4, 2023SundayNot
Father’s dayJune 18, 2023SundayNot
Summer solsticeJune 21, 2023WednesdayNot
Feast of the SacrificeJune 28, 2023WednesdayNot

September

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Prince’s DaySeptember 19, 2023TuesdayNot
Autumnal equinoxSeptember 23, 2023SaturdayNot

October

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Animal dayOctober 4, 2023WednesdayNot
Winter timeOctober 29, 2023SundayNot
HalloweenOctober 31, 2023TuesdayNot

November

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Sint MaartenNovember 11, 2023SaturdayNot

December

CelebrationDate ofDay of the weekDay off
Eve of SinterklaasDecember 5, 2023TuesdayNot
From SinterklaasDecember 6, 2023TuesdayNot
Winter solsticeDecember 22, 2023FridayNot
ChristmasDecember 25, 2023MondayYes
Boxing DayDecember 26, 2023TuesdayYes
New YearDecember 31, 2023SundayNot

Public holidays in the Netherlands 2023 (list)

The following are public holidays in the Netherlands 2023. Most residents have a day off from work and study on these dates.The exception to the rule is Good Friday and Liberation Day.There are no non-working days on these holidays.

  • January 1, 2023 – New Year (Sunday);
  • April 7, 2023 – Good Friday (Friday);
  • April 9, 2023 – Easter (Sunday);
  • April 10, 2023 – Easter Monday (Monday);
  • April 27, 2023 – King’s Birthday (Thursday);
  • May 5, 2023 – Liberation Day (Friday);
  • May 18, 2023 – Ascension (Thursday);
  • May 28, 2023 – Pentecost (Sunday);
  • May 29, 2023 – Holy Monday (Monday);
  • December 25, 2023 – Christmas (Monday);
  • December 26, 2023 – Boxing Day (Tuesday);
  • December 31, 2023 – New Year (Sunday).

IMPORTANT!On public holidays, you are entitled to non-working days (except Good Friday and Liberation Day).But the collective labor agreement plays a decisive role.Check your collective bargaining agreement to make sure you are free on public holidays.

Important dates and unofficial holidays in the Netherlands 2023 (list)

Below is a complete list of unofficial holidays and bank holidays in the Netherlands for 2023.On these dates, the legislation does not provide for free days from work.The only exception is if the opportunity not to work during an unofficial holiday is specified in the collective labor agreement.

  • January 6, 2023 – Three Kings (Friday);
  • February 14, 2023 – Valentine’s Day (Tuesday);
  • February 19-21, 2023 – Carnival (Sunday to Tuesday);
  • March 20, 2023 – Spring equinox (Monday);
  • March 23, 2023 – Ramadan (beginning) (Thursday);
  • March 26, 2023 – Summer time (Sunday);
  • April 1, 2023 – April 1 (Saturday);
  • April 6, 2023 – Maundy Thursday (Thursday);
  • April 21, 2023 – Ramadan (end) (Friday);
  • April 21-23, 2023 – Eid al-Adha (Friday to Sunday);
  • May 1, 2023 – Labor Day (Monday);
  • May 4, 2023 – Memorial Day (Thursday);
  • May 14, 2023 – Mother’s Day (Sunday);
  • June 4, 2023 – Grandparents Day (Sunday);
  • June 18, 2023 – Father’s Day (Sunday);
  • June 21, 2023 – Summer Solstice (Wednesday);
  • June 28, 2023 – Feast of Sacrifice (Wednesday);
  • September 19, 2023 – Prince’s Day (Tuesday);
  • September 23, 2023 – Autumn Equinox (Saturday);
  • October 4, 2023 – Animal Day (Wednesday);
  • October 29, 2023 – Winter time (Sunday);
  • October 31, 2023 – Halloween (Tuesday);
  • November 11, 2023 – Saint-Martin (Saturday);
  • December 5, 2023 – Sinterklaas Eve (Tuesday);
  • December 6, 2023 – Sinterklaas (Tuesday);
  • December 22, 2023 – Winter Solstice (Friday).

Useful links

Holiday calendar in the Netherlands for 2023

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