School Holidays Holland 2019 and 2020

No current school holidayToday, November 13th 2019, is not an official school holiday in The Netherlands.

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in The Netherlands starts 23-12-2019 (Christmas holiday 2019).

On this page you will find the Dutch school holidays 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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 2019

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

School holidays The Netherlands 2019 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2018(All regions)All regions22-12-2018(Week: 51)06-01-2019(Week: 01)51 - 01
Spring break 2019(North region)North region18-02-2019(Week: 08)22-02-2019(Week: 08)08
Spring break 2019(Middle and south region)Middle and south region25-02-2019(Week: 09)01-03-2019(Week: 09)09
 REMARK: Because of carnival most southern schools will be closed one week later (3 - 10 March)
Spring break 2019(South region)South region04-03-2019(Week: 10)08-03-2019(Week: 10)10
 REMARK: Because of carnival most southern schools will be closed this week.
May holiday 2019(All regions)All regions29-04-2019(Week: 18)03-05-2019(Week: 18)18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week.
Summer holiday 2019(South region, primary and secondary education)South region, primary and secondary education08-07-2019(Week: 28)16-08-2019(Week: 33)28 - 33
Summer holiday 2019(North, primary and secondary education)North, primary and secondary education15-07-2019(Week: 29)23-08-2019(Week: 34)29 - 34
Summer holiday 2019(Middle region, primary and secondary education)Middle region, primary and secondary education22-07-2019(Week: 30)30-08-2019(Week: 35)30 - 35
Autumn break 2019(South region, advisory dates.)South region, advisory dates.14-10-2019(Week: 42)18-10-2019(Week: 42)42
Autumn break 2019(North and middle region)North and middle region21-10-2019(Week: 43)25-10-2019(Week: 43)43
Christmas holiday 2019(All regions)All regions23-12-2019(Week: 52)03-01-2020(Week: 01)52 - 01

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

School Holidays The Netherlands 2020

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2020. Please read the note at the top of this page.

School holidays The Netherlands 2020 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2019(All regions)All regions23-12-2019(Week: 52)03-01-2020(Week: 01)52 - 01
Spring break 2020(North region)North region17-02-2020(Week: 08)21-02-2020(Week: 08)08
Spring break 2020(Middle and south region)Middle and south region24-02-2020(Week: 09)28-02-2020(Week: 09)09
May holiday 2020(All regions)All regions27-04-2020(Week: 18)01-05-2020(Week: 18)18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week. The government advises week 17.
Summer holiday 2020(North, primary and secondary education)North, primary and secondary education06-07-2020(Week: 28)14-08-2020(Week: 33)28 - 33
Summer holiday 2020(South region, primary and secondary education)South region, primary and secondary education13-07-2020(Week: 29)21-08-2020(Week: 34)29 - 34
Summer holiday 2020(Middle region, primary and secondary education)Middle region, primary and secondary education20-07-2020(Week: 30)28-08-2020(Week: 35)30 - 35
Autumn break 2020(North region, advisory dates.)North region, advisory dates.12-10-2020(Week: 42)16-10-2020(Week: 42)42
Autumn break 2020(Middle and South region)Middle and South region19-10-2020(Week: 43)23-10-2020(Week: 43)43
Christmas holiday 2020(All regions)All regions21-12-2020(Week: 52)01-01-2021(Week: 53)52 - 53

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

School Holidays The Netherlands 2021

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2021. Please read the note at the top of this page.

School holidays The Netherlands 2021 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2020(All regions)All regions21-12-2020(Week: 52)01-01-2021(Week: 53)52 - 53
Spring break 2021(South region)South region15-02-2021(Week: 07)19-02-2021(Week: 07)07
Spring break 2021(North and middle region)North and middle region22-02-2021(Week: 08)26-02-2021(Week: 08)08
May holiday 2021(All regions)All regions03-05-2021(Week: 18)07-05-2021(Week: 18)18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week. The government advises week 17.
Summer holiday 2021(North region, primary and secondary education)North region, primary and secondary education12-07-2021(Week: 28)20-08-2021(Week: 33)28 - 33
Summer holiday 2021(Middle region, primary and secondary education)Middle region, primary and secondary education19-07-2021(Week: 29)27-08-2021(Week: 34)29 - 34
Summer holiday 2021(South region, primary and secondary education)South region, primary and secondary education26-07-2021(Week: 30)03-09-2021(Week: 35)30 - 35
Autumn break 2021(North and middle region, advisory dates.)North and middle region, advisory dates.18-10-2021(Week: 42)22-10-2021(Week: 42)42
Autumn break 2021(South region)South region25-10-2021(Week: 43)29-10-2021(Week: 43)43
Christmas holiday 2021(All regions)All regions27-12-2021(Week: 52)07-01-2022(Week: 01)52 - 01

*Please note: 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 municipalities near region borders sometimes follow the advised dates from the other region.

Region north

ProvinceMunicipality
Groningen all municipalities
Frieslandall municipalities
Drentheall municipalities
Overijsselall municipalities
Flevolandall municipalities except Zeewolde
Gelderland Hattem
Utrecht Eemnes
North-Hollandall municipalities

Region Middle

ProvinceMunicipality
FlevolandZeewolde
GelderlandAalten, 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 and Zutphen
Utrechtall municipalities except Eemnes
South-Hollandall municipalities
North-BrabantWerkendam and Woudrichem

Region south

ProvinceMunicipality
GelderlandArnhem, 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
Zeelandall municipalities
North-Brabantall municipalities except Werkendam and Woudrichem
Limburgall municipalities