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Time Change 2015 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 29

Forward 1 hour

Mar 29, 2015 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 29, 2015 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Oct 25

Back 1 hour

Oct 25, 2015 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 25, 2015 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
DST in Europe Ends Sunday, Oct 25

Other years: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 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.

Which Special Municipalities, Constituent Countries and Provinces use Daylight Saving Time in 2015

Areas in Netherlands using DST in 2015
Areas in Netherlands on standard time all of 2015

DST in Locations in Netherlands in 2015 (40 Locations)

's-HertogenboschMar 29 – Oct 25EmmenMar 29 – Oct 25PeizeMar 29 – Oct 25
AalsmeerMar 29 – Oct 25EnschedeMar 29 – Oct 25RotterdamMar 29 – Oct 25
AbcoudeMar 29 – Oct 25GroningenMar 29 – Oct 25The BottomNo DST
AlkmaarMar 29 – Oct 25HaarlemMar 29 – Oct 25The HagueMar 29 – Oct 25
AlmereMar 29 – Oct 25HilversumMar 29 – Oct 25TilburgMar 29 – Oct 25
AmersfoortMar 29 – Oct 25HoofddorpMar 29 – Oct 25UtrechtMar 29 – Oct 25
AmsterdamMar 29 – Oct 25LeerdamMar 29 – Oct 25VlissingenMar 29 – Oct 25
ApeldoornMar 29 – Oct 25LeeuwardenMar 29 – Oct 25WageningenMar 29 – Oct 25
ArnhemMar 29 – Oct 25LeidenMar 29 – Oct 25WoerdenMar 29 – Oct 25
BredaMar 29 – Oct 25MaastrichtMar 29 – Oct 25ZaandamMar 29 – Oct 25
DelftMar 29 – Oct 25MontfoortMar 29 – Oct 25ZoetermeerMar 29 – Oct 25
DordrechtMar 29 – Oct 25NijmegenMar 29 – Oct 25ZwolleMar 29 – Oct 25
EdeMar 29 – Oct 25OranjestadNo DST
EindhovenMar 29 – Oct 25OssMar 29 – Oct 25

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.