Public holidays

Next to your yearly vacation days, you get a day off on public holidays without a deduction* from your own vacation days. What those public holidays are?  

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)  
  • Easter Monday  
  • King’s Day (27th of April)  
  • Ascension Day  
  • Whit Monday  
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)  
  • Boxing Day (26th of December)  
  • Liberation day (5th of May) once in five years (2025, 2030, etc.) 

 

* If you work part-time and have a fixed regular part-time day (for instance if you work 32 hours and have every Friday off, or 36 hours and it’s every second Friday), and a public holiday falls on your part-time day, this is still your part-time day. You can’t claim these part-time hours for another day.  

Next to your yearly vacation days, you get a day off on public holidays without a deduction* from your own vacation days. What those public holidays are?  

  • New Year’s Day (1st of January)  
  • Easter Monday  
  • King’s Day (27th of April)  
  • Ascension Day  
  • Whit Monday  
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)  
  • Boxing Day (26th of December)  
  • Liberation day (5th of May) once in five years (2025, 2030, etc.) 

 

* If you work part-time and have a fixed regular part-time day (for instance if you work 32 hours and have every Friday off, or 36 hours and it’s every second Friday), and a public holiday falls on your part-time day, this is still your part-time day. You can’t claim these part-time hours for another day.