A wonderful Dutch invention which always surprises newcomers, vakantiegeld (holiday money) is the equivalent to 8% of your annual salary and is paid out at the end of May, just in time for the summer break. Holiday money was enshrined in Dutch law in 1969. People claiming social security benefits also get holiday money because everyone is entitled to a break.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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