Current time in Netherlands


10:55 a.m.
Oct. 28, 2021

Local time in Netherlands

The time in Netherlands is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Netherlands

Current time
10:55 a.m.
Daylight saving time 1 hour
Timezone Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Olson timezone name Europe/Amsterdam
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  2 hours ahead of UTC

Netherlands Daylight Saving time (DST)

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

DST Started 2021 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2021 Oct. 31, 2021
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2022 March 27, 2022
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.