Trading hours stock exchange The Netherlands

Every Dutch investor is familiar with the Dutch stock exchange and the associated AEX. But what are the trading hours of the Dutch stock exchange? In this article we look at when the Dutch stock exchange opens and when the Dutch stock exchange closes. That way you can better plan your trade.

What are the trading hours of the Dutch stock exchange?

The Dutch stock exchange (also known as Euronext Amsterdam) is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 17:30 in the evening.

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When does the Dutch stock exchange open/close?

In the timer below you can see when the stock exchange will open or close again. This way you are always ready for a new trading session!

On which days will the Dutch stock exchange close?

The Dutch stock exchange closes on several holidays. It is smart to put these days in your agenda. That way you know on which days you cannot trade in shares on the stock exchange:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Christmas Eve (from 2:00 p.m.)
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year’s Day (from 2:00 p.m.)

Relative to many other stock exchanges, the Dutch stock exchange is often open. However, the stock exchange is closed in the weekends. You cannot invest in shares on the Dutch stock exchange.

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When will the AEX be open?

The AEX is the best known Dutch stock exchange index. The AEX follows the 25 shares with the highest total value on the Amsterdam stock exchange. The weighted average of these shares determines the value of the indicator. Major parties within the AEX are Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever.

The AEX is an index that follows the Dutch stock exchange. This means that you can trade in the AEX from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:30. This also applies to the opening hours of the AMX and the ASCX. When you trade in derivatives on the AEX, you can often also trade in the pre-market and the after-market. You can ask your broker when you can trade outside the regular opening hours.

Why are trading hours important?

It is essential to keep a close eye on the opening hours of, for example, the Dutch trade stock exchange. On the stock exchange square the gong is beaten every day after which trading officially starts. Often the stock exchange reacts immediately to what has happened in the past hours.

It is also wise to keep an eye on the opening hours of the other stock exchanges. When other important stock exchanges open, this can also strongly influence the price of the Dutch stock exchange.

Investing in the Dutch stock exchange yourself

Would you like to invest in the Dutch stock exchange yourself? You can do this at a broker. At eToro you do not pay any commissions when you buy & sell Dutch shares, use the button to open an account directly:

Below you can see at which parties you can invest most advantageously in shares on the AEX:

What currency is used on the Dutch Stock Exchange?

Shares on the Dutch stock exchange are traded in the euro. Keep in mind that your investment may decrease in value if your currency becomes stronger in relation to the currency of the Netherlands.

Where can you find the stock exchange of the Netherlands?

The stock exchange of the Netherlands can be found in Amsterdam which is the capital of the Netherlands. You can visit the website of the stock exchange here. The full address details are here:

Beursplein 51012 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands

You can also reach the stock exchange via ccc@euronext.com or +31 20 721 4444.

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