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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

MANY ACTIVITIES EXIST FOR THE NETHERLANDS’ THRIVING EXPAT COMMUNITY.

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There are a few regional variations for Dutch public holidays, except for the orange madness of King’s day, which takes over the whole country. Carnival is also celebrated in February and March in Catholic areas. PUBLIC & BANK HOLIDAYS Sinterklaas [Not an official holiday] . . . 5 December 2020 (Sint arrives in the Netherlands on Saturday, 14 November 2020) Christmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 December 2020 Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 December 2020 New Year’s Day (Nieuwjaarsdag). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 January 2021 Good Friday (Goede Vrijdag). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 April 2021 Easter Sunday/Monday (Pasen). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 4/Monday 5 April 2021 King’s Day (Koningsdag). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 April 2021 National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking) [Not a bank holiday]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 May 2021 Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 May 2021 (Bank holiday every 5 years) Ascension (Hemelvaart). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 May 2021 Whitsun (Pinksteren). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 23 May/Monday 24 May 2021 SCHOOL VACATION HOLIDAYS The Netherlands school districts are divided into three regions. Some school vacation breaks are taken at the same time, others are split into regions to help spread the seasonal flow of vacationers. North (Noord): Provinces Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland (except Zeewolde), Gelderland (Hattem only), Utrecht (Eemnes and former Abcoude), and Noord-Holland. Middle (Midden): Flevoland (Zeewolde only), Utrecht (except Eemnes and former Abcoude), Zuid-Holland, and Gelderland areas of Aalten, Apeldoorn, Barneveld, Berkelland, Bronckhorst, Brummen, Buren, Culemborg, Doetinchem, Ede, Elburg, Epe, Ermelo, Geldermalsen, Harderwijk, Heerde, Lingewaal, Lochem, Montferland

(behalve de voormalige gemeente Didam), Neder-Betuwe (behalve de voormalige gemeente Dodewaard), Neerijnen, Nijkerk, Nunspeet, Oldebroek, Oost-Gelre, Oude IJsselstreek, Putten, Scherpenzeel, Tiel, Voorst, Wageningen, Winterswijk and Zutphen. South (Zuid): Limburg, Noord-Brabant (except Woudrichem and the centers Sleeuwijk, Nieuwendijk and Werkendam in the municipality of Werkendam), Zeeland, and Gelderland areas of Arnhem, Beuningen, Doesburg, Druten, Duiven, Groesbeek, Heumen, Neder-Betuwe (alleen de voormalige gemeente Dodewaard), Lingewaard, Maasdriel, Millingen a/d Rijn, Montferland (alleen de voormalige gemeente Didam), Nijmegen, Overbetuwe, Renkum, Rheden, Rozendaal, Rijnwaarden, Ubbergen, Westervoort, West Maas en Waal, Wijchen, Zaltbommel and Zevenaar.

Autumn Break 2020 (Herfstvakantie) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 October 2020 to 18 October 2020 (North region) 17 October to 25 October 2020 (Middle and South region) Christmas Holiday 2020-2021 (Kerstvakantie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 December to 4 January (all regions) Spring Holiday 2021 (Voorjaarsvakantie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 to 28 February 2021 (North and Middle region) 13 February to 21 February 2021 (South region) May Holiday 2021 (Meivakantie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 May to 9 May 2021 (all regions) Summer Break 2021 (Zomervakantie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 July to 22 August 2021 (North region) 17 July to 29 August 2021 (Middle region) 24 July to 5 September 2021 (South region)

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