Current time in Netherlands


1:12 p.m.
May 21, 2024

Local time in Netherlands

The time in Netherlands is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. The current timezone in Netherlands is Central European Summer Time (CEST). Netherlands is currently observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) also known as summer time. Daylight Saving Time in Netherlands ends at Oct. 26, 2024.

Details for the time in Netherlands

Current time
1:12 p.m.
Time zone Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Standard timezone: Central European Time (CET)
IANA time zone Europe/Amsterdam
Your time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+2
2 hours ahead of UTC

Netherlands Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Netherlands uses Daylight Saving Time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Netherlands.

DST started at March 30, 2024
Sets the clock forward 1 hour
DST is ending at Oct. 26, 2024
Sets the clock back 1 hour
Next DST starts at March 29, 2025
Sets the clock forward 1 hour


The Netherlands uses Central European Time CET and Central European Sumer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTC +0200. The Netherlands's latitude and longitude is 52° 23' N and 4° 55' E, it’s a small country. Geographically UTC +0000 would be more suitable for the Netherlands. Because the country observes CET the sun rises relatively late in the Netherlands. Considering its high latitude it is no surprise the country observes daylight savings time. If you plan to visit the country remember the following: The country is called the Netherlands, not Holland. Holland is just a part of the Netherlands. The language is called Dutch and so are the inhabitants of the country. Because the country is very small the sun can “travel” from the east to the west of the country in 15 minutes. Of course size isn’t everything, there was a time the Dutch ruled the world.

Important cities in Netherlands

The current time in some important cities in Netherlands is shown below.

Time in Netherlands