May 5 - National Holiday in Netherlands?

Feb 2nd, 2000, 06:30 AM
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May 5 - National Holiday in Netherlands?

In my notes I wrote Friday, May 5, as a national holiday in Amsterdam (separate from the European holidays of May 1 & 5). Is it a big holiday? do museums etc. close that day too? Anyone know about this date. I don't think it's because of the Queen's Birthday (April 30), and from what I gather, the day is celebrated only in The Netherlands. I am curious what the day is. Thanks.
 
Feb 7th, 2000, 01:47 PM
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Another try ...........
 
Feb 7th, 2000, 02:08 PM
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May 5 is a national holiday in the Netherlands every 5 years. 1980 - 1985 - 1990 - 1995 - 2000 - etc.
Shops and offices will be closed, (most) museums will be open
Also, Queen's Day which is celebrated every year on April 30, will this year be on April 29. (because the 30th is a Sunday)
Shops and offices closed again, (most) museums open. Hope this helps.
 
Feb 7th, 2000, 02:11 PM
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Oops, forgot to mention that May 5 is Liberation Day. (WW II)
 
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I know it says it is a holiday every 5 years but just want to make sure.
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Apr 10th, 2006, 07:09 AM
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PAtrick,
Thank you so much!! You are laways so helpful.
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