School Holidays Holland

On this page you will find the Dutch school holidays 2016 and 2017.

Please note the following: the dates for the May holiday, summer holiday and Christmas holiday are compulsory school holiday dates in The Netherlands! All other dates are advised. Particularly schools in the southern region often deviate from these dates. In most cases the maximum varies 1 week. Check out the Dutch holiday regions on this page.

School Holidays The Netherlands 2016

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2016. Please read the note at the top of this page.

Dutch school holidays 2016 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayRegioStart dateEnd date
Christmas holiday 2015 All regions 19-12-2015 03-01-2016
Carnival holiday 2016 South and middle region 20-02-2016 28-02-2016
REMARK: Most schools in the south will shift to 7 - 15 February due to Carnival.
Spring break 2016 North region 27-02-2016 06-03-2016
May holiday 2016 All regions 30-04-2016 08-05-2016
REMARK: Many schools add 1 week of holiday before or after this week.
Summer holiday 2016 Middle region 09-07-2016 21-08-2016
Summer holiday 2016 North region 16-07-2016 28-08-2016
Summer holiday 2016 South region 23-07-2016 04-09-2016
Autumn break 2016 North and middle region 15-10-2016 23-10-2016
Autumn break 2016 South region 22-10-2016 30-10-2016
Christmas holiday 2016 All regions 24-12-2016 08-01-2017

*Please be aware: the south region often deviates from the advisory school holiday dates for the carnival holiday!

 

School Holidays The Netherlands 2017

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2017. Please read the note at the top of this page.

Dutch school holidays 2017 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayRegioStart dateEnd date
Christmas holiday 2016 All regions 24-12-2016 08-01-2017
Spring break 2017 North region 18-02-2017 26-02-2017
Spring break 2017 South and middle region 25-02-2017 05-03-2017
May holiday 2017 All regions 22-04-2017 30-04-2017
REMARK: Veel basisscholen hebben ook 1 week voor of na deze week vrij.
Summer holiday 2017 Middle region 08-07-2017 20-08-2017
Summer holiday 2017 South region 15-07-2017 27-08-2017
Summer holiday 2017 North region 22-07-2017 03-09-2017
Autumn break 2017 South and middle region 14-10-2017 22-10-2017
Autumn break 2017 North region 21-10-2017 29-10-2017
Christmas holiday 2017 All regions 23-12-2017 07-01-2018

School holiday regions in The Netherlands

Below is a overview with the holiday regions in The Netherlands. Please be aware that communities near region borders sometimes follow the advised dates from the other region.

Region north

ProvinceCommunity
Groningen  all communities
Friesland  all communities
Drenthe  all communities
Overijssel  all communities
Flevoland  all communities except Zeewolde
Gelderland  Hattem
Utrecht  Eemnes
Noord-Holland  all communities

Region Middle

ProvinceCommunity
Flevoland Zeewolde
Gelderland Aalten, Apeldoorn, Barneveld, Berkelland, Bronckhorst, Brummen, Buren, Culemborg, Doetinchem, Ede, Elburg, Epe, Ermelo, Geldermalsen, Harderwijk, Heerde, Lingewaal, Lochem, Montferland  (except Didam), Neder-Betuwe (except Dodewaard), Neerijnen, Nijkerk, Nunspeet, Oldebroek, Oost-Gelre, Oude IJsselstreek, Putten, Scherpenzeel, Tiel, Voorst, Wageningen, Winterswijk en Zutphen
Utrecht all communities except Eemnes
Zuid-Holland all communities
Noord-Brabant Werkendam and Woudrichem

Region south

ProvinceCommunity
Gelderland Arnhem, Beuningen, Doesburg, Druten, Duiven, Groesbeek, Heumen, Lingewaard, Maasdriel, Millingen a/d Rijn, Montferland (Didam), Neder-Betuwe (Dodewaard), Nijmegen, Overbetuwe, Renkum, Rheden, Rozendaal, Rijnwaarden, Ubbergen, Westervoort, West Maas en Waal, Wijchen, Zaltbommel and Zevenaar
Zeeland all communities
Noord-Brabant all communities except Werkendam en Woudrichem
Limburg all communities