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Kingdom of the Netherlands / Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

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The Netherlands / Holland Time

The Netherlands / Dutch Time:Central European Time (CET)

Central European Time ( CET )

Central EuropeanStandard Time = GMT+1
Central EuropeanSummer Time = GMT+2

Current daylight saving dates for Europe


  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 29 March 2020  01:00 GMT. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 25 October 2020  01:00 GMT. Clocks go back one hour.

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Where is The Netherlands / Holland?

TheNetherlands (Dutch: Nederland) is the European part of the Kingdom of theNetherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles andAruba. (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden ).

The Netherlands is located in north-western Europe. It borders the North Sea tothe north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east.

In many countries, The Netherlands is often referred to as "Holland". This usageis technically incorrect, as "Holland" is actually a region in thecentral-western part of The Netherlands, divided into two provinces.

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographicallylow-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "Low-lands") and isfamous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and socialtolerance.

The country is host to the International Court of Justice; Amsterdam is the official capital asstated by the constitution, but The Hague ( Den Haag ) is the seat of government, the home of the monarch and thelocation for most foreign embassies.

conventional long form: Kingdom of the Netherlands
conventional short form: Netherlands
local long form: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
local short form: Nederland

What time zone is The Netherlands in?

The Netherlands is in the Central European Time Zone . Central European Standard Time ( CET ) is 1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

Does The Netherlands observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

Like most states in Europe, Summer(Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in The Netherlands, where thetime is shifted forward by 1 hour;  2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ).

After the Summer months the time in The Netherlands is shiftedback by 1 hour to Central European Time (CET) or ( GMT+1 )

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