I learned something new today. I though to myself - It's been a long time since I've had a long weekend. I wonder when the next one will be? So I did some searching and found out that the Netherlands have 3, maybe 4 long weekends per year. That sort of sucks to be honest. I remember Canadians being upset when we had one of those months without a long weekend. (There are two if I remember correctly.)
I know we get far more vacation in Holland so I can't really complain. There is however a difference between taking a day off and having a day off along with everyone else. Think about it - can you have a may two-four without the official day off?