25 February 2017

Holidays under Dutch employment law

Category: Employment law

Under Dutch employment law the employee is entitled to a statutory minimum of four times the weekly working days.
In case of full time employment this means a statutory minimum of 20 days.

In is highly common in the Netherlands that parties agree on more than the statutory minimum. Also, it is often deviated from by Collective Labor Agreement (“CLA”). The employee is entitled to continued payment of wages during the holidays. The statutory holidays (statutory minimum) will lapse in case they are not taken within 6 months after the years in which they were accrued, unless the employee was not reasonably able to take them.

Holiday allowance under Dutch employment law

Under Dutch empoyment law employees are entitled to a minimum of 8% of te annual salary.

Further information regarding holidays under Dutch employment law

If you have any questions regarding holidays under Dutch law, or concerning any other issue concerning employment law in The Netherlands, please feel free to contact: