There are 11 public holidays in the Netherlands, and three of them fall on weekends in 2023.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2023, it falls on April 9.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
King's Day, observed on April 27, 2023, celebrates the birthday of Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, who was born on April 27, 1967. He acceded to the throne following his mother's abdication in 2013.
Liberation Day, observed on May 5, 2023, marks the end of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. The Netherlands was invaded and occupied by Nazi German in 1940; even the country declared neutrality. In 1944, most of the south was liberated, and on May 5, 1945, the whole country was liberated.
Also known as the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It falls on May 18, 2023.
Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost, is an important Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday or 49 days after Easter Sunday. It falls on May 28, 2023.
Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, is a religious festival Christians celebrate. It falls on the day after Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter Sunday. In 2023, the holiday falls on May 29.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.
The following is the list of public holidays in the Netherlands in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 09, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|King's Day||Apr 27, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Liberation Day||May 05, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Ascension Day||May 18, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Sunday||May 28, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 29, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in the Netherlands in 2023.