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Time Change 2028 in the Netherlands

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26
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Mar 26, 2023, 2:00 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 26

Forward 1 hour

Mar 26, 2028 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 26, 2028, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 26, 2028, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 26, 2028 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

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

Oct 29

Back 1 hour

Oct 29, 2028 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 29, 2028, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 29, 2028, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 29, 2028 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2025 | 2026 | 2027 | 2028 | 2029 | 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 2028 (40 Locations)

's-HertogenboschMar 26 – Oct 29EmmenMar 26 – Oct 29PeizeMar 26 – Oct 29
AalsmeerMar 26 – Oct 29EnschedeMar 26 – Oct 29RotterdamMar 26 – Oct 29
AbcoudeMar 26 – Oct 29GroningenMar 26 – Oct 29The BottomNo DST
AlkmaarMar 26 – Oct 29HaarlemMar 26 – Oct 29The HagueMar 26 – Oct 29
AlmereMar 26 – Oct 29HilversumMar 26 – Oct 29TilburgMar 26 – Oct 29
AmersfoortMar 26 – Oct 29HoofddorpMar 26 – Oct 29UtrechtMar 26 – Oct 29
AmsterdamMar 26 – Oct 29LeerdamMar 26 – Oct 29VlissingenMar 26 – Oct 29
ApeldoornMar 26 – Oct 29LeeuwardenMar 26 – Oct 29WageningenMar 26 – Oct 29
ArnhemMar 26 – Oct 29LeidenMar 26 – Oct 29WoerdenMar 26 – Oct 29
BredaMar 26 – Oct 29MaastrichtMar 26 – Oct 29ZaandamMar 26 – Oct 29
DelftMar 26 – Oct 29MontfoortMar 26 – Oct 29ZoetermeerMar 26 – Oct 29
DordrechtMar 26 – Oct 29NijmegenMar 26 – Oct 29ZwolleMar 26 – Oct 29
EdeMar 26 – Oct 29OranjestadNo DST
EindhovenMar 26 – Oct 29OssMar 26 – Oct 29

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.