Time in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the standard time is Central European Time (UTC+01:00). Daylight saving time is observed from the last Sunday in March (02:00 CET) to the last Sunday in October (03:00 CEST).[1]


UTC+00:20 was used in the Netherlands from 1 May 1909 to 16 May 1940, where it was known as Amsterdam Time or Dutch Time.

When Germany occupied the Netherlands in World War II, Berlin Time was adopted, and this has been retained ever since.

Date and notation

IANA time zone database

In the IANA time zone database, the Netherlands is given Europe/Amsterdam.

See also


  1. Time in the Netherlands. TimeAndDate.com. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
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