Public holiday changes

household waste or bulky refuse is usually picked up on a Friday or Monday, it is likely that it will picked up on an alternative day over the Easter period.

Street parking is free throughout most of Amsterdam on public holidays. However, this is only the case in the Centre District of Amsterdam on Queen’s Day - on other public holidays, payment is required between midday and midnight (as on a Sunday).

In 2012, these alternative parking regulations apply on the following public holidays:

  • Easter Monday (9 April)

  • Queen’s Day (30 April)

  • Liberation Day (5 May)

  • Ascension Day (17 May)

  • Whit Monday (28 May)

  • Christmas Day (25 December)

  • Boxing Day (26 December)

Opening hours of Amsterdam's district offices

Amsterdam's district offices and services will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday 6 April: Good Friday

  • Monday 9 April: Easter Monday

  • Monday 30 April: Queen's Day

  • Tuesday 1 May: May Day / Labour Day

  • Thursday 17 May: Ascension Day

  • Monday 28 May: Whit Monday

On Friday 6 April and Tuesday 1 May, the City of Amsterdam can be reached by telephone between 08:00-18:00.

Further information

If you require further information, call the city information number 14 020 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 18:00).