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Time Change 2011 in the Netherlands

Next change:
Oct
30
1 hour Back

Oct 30, 2022, 3:00 am

Country: Netherlands
Long Name: Kingdom of the Netherlands
Abbreviations: NL, NLD
Capital: Amsterdam
Administrative Capital: The Hague
Judicial Capital: The Hague
Legislative Capital: The Hague
Time Zones: 2 (Main Country)
Total Time Zones: 3 (with dependencies)
Dial Code: +31

Mar 27

Forward 1 hour

Mar 27, 2011 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 27, 2011, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 27, 2011 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
Europe Starts Daylight Saving on March 27, 2011

Oct 30

Back 1 hour

Oct 30, 2011 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 30, 2011 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Most Europeans turn clocks back October 30, 2011

Other years: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2022

When Does DST Start and End in the Netherlands?

The European mainland of the Netherlands uses Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year. The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

Central European Time (CET) is used as standard time, while Central European Summer Time (CEST) is observed when DST is in force.

DST in Locations in Netherlands in 2011 (40 Locations)

's-HertogenboschMar 27 – Oct 30EmmenMar 27 – Oct 30PeizeMar 27 – Oct 30
AalsmeerMar 27 – Oct 30EnschedeMar 27 – Oct 30RotterdamMar 27 – Oct 30
AbcoudeMar 27 – Oct 30GroningenMar 27 – Oct 30The BottomNo DST
AlkmaarMar 27 – Oct 30HaarlemMar 27 – Oct 30The HagueMar 27 – Oct 30
AlmereMar 27 – Oct 30HilversumMar 27 – Oct 30TilburgMar 27 – Oct 30
AmersfoortMar 27 – Oct 30HoofddorpMar 27 – Oct 30UtrechtMar 27 – Oct 30
AmsterdamMar 27 – Oct 30LeerdamMar 27 – Oct 30VlissingenMar 27 – Oct 30
ApeldoornMar 27 – Oct 30LeeuwardenMar 27 – Oct 30WageningenMar 27 – Oct 30
ArnhemMar 27 – Oct 30LeidenMar 27 – Oct 30WoerdenMar 27 – Oct 30
BredaMar 27 – Oct 30MaastrichtMar 27 – Oct 30ZaandamMar 27 – Oct 30
DelftMar 27 – Oct 30MontfoortMar 27 – Oct 30ZoetermeerMar 27 – Oct 30
DordrechtMar 27 – Oct 30NijmegenMar 27 – Oct 30ZwolleMar 27 – Oct 30
EdeMar 27 – Oct 30OranjestadNo DST
EindhovenMar 27 – Oct 30OssMar 27 – Oct 30

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of Netherlands

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
ArubaConstituent countryNo Daylight Saving Time
Caribbean NetherlandsConstituent countryNo Daylight Saving Time
CuraçaoConstituent countryNo Daylight Saving Time
Sint MaartenConstituent countryNo Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time History in Netherlands

  • Netherlands first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
  • Netherlands has observed DST for 76 years between 1916 and 2022 (DST in at least one location).
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1976.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics

One of the First Countries to Use DST

On April 30, 1916, Germany became the first country to observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). On the very next day, on May 1, 1916, the Netherlands followed suit.

Until 1940, the Netherlands' standard time was based on solar time at the meridian running through its capital, Amsterdam, instead of GMT, then the world's time standard. From 1916 to 1936, Dutch standard time was 19 minutes and 32 seconds ahead of GMT. When DST was in force, the GMT offset increased to 1 hour, 19 minutes, and 32 seconds.

During World War II, German forces ordered an all-year DST period, which lasted from 1940 to 1942. From 1942 to 1945, Dutch clocks followed Germany's DST schedule. After the country's liberation in 1945, DST was abolished. However, the Netherlands did not revert to Dutch Time but kept Central European Time (CET) as its standard time. Daylight Saving Time was re-introduced in 1977, and DST clock changes are still observed in the Netherlands to the present day.