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Time Change 2025 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 30

Forward 1 hour

Mar 30, 2025 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 30, 2025, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 30, 2025, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 30, 2025 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

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

Note that the above information is preliminary: There is ongoing discussion about DST or time zone. The date might be updated or changed once we have reliable information.

Oct 26

Back 1 hour

Oct 26, 2025 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 26, 2025, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 26, 2025, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 26, 2025 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Note that the above information is preliminary: There is ongoing discussion about DST or time zone. The date might be updated or changed once we have reliable information.

Other years: 2022 | 2023 | 2024 | 2025 | 2026 | 2027 | 2028

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 2025

Areas in Netherlands using DST in 2025
Areas in Netherlands on standard time all of 2025

DST in Locations in Netherlands in 2025 (40 Locations)

's-HertogenboschMar 30 – Oct 26EmmenMar 30 – Oct 26PeizeMar 30 – Oct 26
AalsmeerMar 30 – Oct 26EnschedeMar 30 – Oct 26RotterdamMar 30 – Oct 26
AbcoudeMar 30 – Oct 26GroningenMar 30 – Oct 26The BottomNo DST
AlkmaarMar 30 – Oct 26HaarlemMar 30 – Oct 26The HagueMar 30 – Oct 26
AlmereMar 30 – Oct 26HilversumMar 30 – Oct 26TilburgMar 30 – Oct 26
AmersfoortMar 30 – Oct 26HoofddorpMar 30 – Oct 26UtrechtMar 30 – Oct 26
AmsterdamMar 30 – Oct 26LeerdamMar 30 – Oct 26VlissingenMar 30 – Oct 26
ApeldoornMar 30 – Oct 26LeeuwardenMar 30 – Oct 26WageningenMar 30 – Oct 26
ArnhemMar 30 – Oct 26LeidenMar 30 – Oct 26WoerdenMar 30 – Oct 26
BredaMar 30 – Oct 26MaastrichtMar 30 – Oct 26ZaandamMar 30 – Oct 26
DelftMar 30 – Oct 26MontfoortMar 30 – Oct 26ZoetermeerMar 30 – Oct 26
DordrechtMar 30 – Oct 26NijmegenMar 30 – Oct 26ZwolleMar 30 – Oct 26
EdeMar 30 – Oct 26OranjestadNo DST
EindhovenMar 30 – Oct 26OssMar 30 – Oct 26

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.