Holidays in the Netherlands

Vakanties in Nederland

The specials about holidays in the Netherlands are here to help you find an answer to the question “What to do in the Netherlands?” during the holidays.

Discover what the Netherlands have to offer during the holidays, from events to fairs, festivals to fun activities for the kids. Have fun reading and even more on your day out during the upcoming holidays!

Holidays in the Netherlands - Overview

Things to do over Spring break
During spring it’s time for a fresh start and that’s what the Spring break in the Netherlands is for. Fun events, festivals and plenty of activities for kids fill the schedule for a 2 week period to make sure you won’t be bored for a second.

Things to do over Easter weekend
Easter weekend in the Netherlands is one of the first bank holidays in the year when people can enjoy nice weather. Also with the kids being off from school, here’s an extensive list of fun things to do on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. We’ve thrown in some nice festivals that even start earlier in the weekend.

Things to do on King’s Day
King’s Day in the Netherlands is definitely something you want to have experienced. Not only does the entire country dress orange (colour of the Royal Family), also the event calendar fills up with orange events. From Vrijmarkten (markets in the street where everybody is allowed to sell their second hand goods) to King’s Day festivals and then there is the visit made by the King and his entourage to one of the cities in the Netherlands.

Things to do on Ascension Day
Ascension Day in the Netherlands is another bank holiday (like Easter) with a religious origin, that nowadays is the perfect reason for many events being organized in the Netherlands. Annual fairs, festivals and cycling tours fill up the calendar of this sunny holiday!

Things to do over the Autumn holiday
Children’s month, National history month, Night of the night and so much more fun events fill the calendar this Autumn holiday. And then we haven’t even mentioned the fun musical events like the Amsterdam Dance Event!

Things to do over Christmas
Whether you prefer ice skating, visiting a Christmas circus or strolling around on a welcoming Christmas market, the Christmas holiday in the Netherlands has it all!