Time off

You are not required to work on public holidays when the university is closed. In some cases, you will be required to take a day off if it falls on a day on which you would normally work. These days are marked in the table below with the letter 'V'. These particular days will be deducted from your holiday hours, but you will be given time off on other days.

Public holidays for 2024

DayDateRequired day off
Good FridayFriday 29 Marchx
Easter MondayMonday 1 Aprilx
Ascension DayThursday 9 Mayx
Friday after Ascension DayFriday 10 Mayv
Whit MondayMonday 20 Mayx
Morning of the Four Days Marches* Friday 19 Julyv
Afternoon of the Four Day Marches*Friday 19 Julyx
Christmas to New YearWednesday 25 Decemberx
 Thursday 26 Decemberx
 Friday 27 Decemberv
 Monday 30 Decemberv
 Tuesday 31 Decemberv
 Wednesday 1 January 2025x

* You will be given the afternoon off, but you will be required to take the morning off.
Kingsday and Liberation day are weekend days this year.

Collective days off

Collective days off are also known as compulsory days off. At Radboud University, the following days are collective days off: 

  • The days between Christmas and New Year
  • The Friday morning of the Four Days Marches
  • The Friday after Ascension Day
  • 24 December, if it falls on a Monday
  • 2 January, if it falls on a Friday

Public holidays

The following public holidays are observed at Radboud University:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday*
  • Easter Monday
  • King’s Day
  • Liberation Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • The Friday afternoon of the Four Days Marches

*Exchangeable for another religious, national or local holiday or memorial day if you work on Fridays and are able to work from home. 


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