School Holidays Holland

On this page you will find the Dutch school holidays 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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 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: Many schools add 1 week before or after this week
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 Holidays The Netherlands 2018

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2018. Please read the note at the top of this page.

Dutch school holidays 2018 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayRegioStart dateEnd date
Christmas holiday 2017 All regions 23-12-2017 07-01-2018
Spring break 2018 South region. 17-02-2018 25-02-2018
REMARK: Due to carnival most schools in the southern region will be closed one week earlier (10-18 February).
Spring break 2018 North and middle region, advisory dates. 24-02-2018 04-03-2018
May holiday 2018 All regions 28-04-2018 06-05-2018
REMARK: Many schools add 1 week before or after this week
Summer holiday 2018 South region, primary and secondary education 07-07-2018 19-08-2018
Summer holiday 2018 South middle, primary and secondary education 14-07-2018 26-08-2018
Summer holiday 2018 South north, primary and secondary education 21-07-2018 02-09-2018
Autumn break 2018 South region 13-10-2018 21-10-2018
Autumn break 2018 North and middle region, advisory dates. 20-10-2018 28-10-2018
Christmas holiday 2018 All regions 22-12-2018 06-01-2019

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

School Holidays The Netherlands 2019

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2019. Please read the note at the top of this page.

Dutch school holidays 2019 - All dates are subject to change
School HolidayRegioStart dateEnd date
Christmas holiday 2018 All regions 22-12-2018 06-01-2019
Spring break 2019 North region 16-02-2019 24-02-2019
Spring break 2019 Middle and south region 23-02-2019 03-03-2019
REMARK: Because of carnival most southern schools will be closed one week later (3 - 10 March)
May holiday 2019 All regions 27-04-2019 05-05-2019
REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week.
Summer holiday 2019 South region, primary and secondary education 06-07-2019 18-08-2019
Summer holiday 2019 South middle, primary and secondary education 20-07-2019 01-09-2019
Summer holiday 2019 South north, primary and secondary education 13-07-2019 25-08-2019
Autumn break 2019 North and Center region 19-10-2019 27-10-2016
Autumn break 2019 North and middle region, advisory dates. 12-10-2019 20-10-2019
Christmas holiday 2019 All regions 21-12-2019 05-01-2020

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

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

Province Community
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

Province Community
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

Province Community
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