The following is a list of public holidays in the Netherlands. On these days, shops, museums and attractions usually either close earlier or are closed the entire day – handy to know for Amsterdam visitors!
Public holidays in the Netherlands
Schools, city councils, post offices and banks are closed the whole day on official public holidays. King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) is a massive celebration in Amsterdam. Sinterklaas on 5 December is a traditional Dutch holiday which is typically celebrated at home.
Good Friday (not an official public holiday)
Pentecost Sunday (Whitsunday)
Pentecost Monday (Whit Monday)