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Netherlands 2020 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Nieuwsoverzicht Rijksoverheid (Amsterdam)
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: January 22, 2021


The Dutch Government (the government of the Netherlands) has released its list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2020.

Once again (2019-01-08, 2018-01-13, 2016-01-10, 2015-01-07 and 2014-01-04), the aforementioned list of official non-working public holidays in the Netherlands for the calendar year 2020, confirms that since 2014, the birthday of the then Crown-Prince, on April 27, is an annual non-working public holiday (Koningsdag) in the Netherlands (2013-01-28), with the same day in lieu rules governing its observance when it falls on a Sunday (2013-01-30).

Additionally, as 2020 is a year divisible by 5, Liberation Day is a public holiday for the private sector. However, the government website does point out that "Although 5 May is a public holiday, this does not necessarily mean your employees are entitled to have a paid day off. Many collective labour agreements (CAOs) stipulate that 5 May is a day off once every five years (e.g. 2020, 2025, 2030 et cetera)." and that, as far as employers are concerned, "You decide whether your employees have a day off on 5 May if the CAO does not contain any terms on this subject or if there is no CAO for your sector.".



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