No current school holidayToday, December 10th 2018, is not an official school holiday in The Netherlands.

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in The Netherlands starts 22-12-2018 (Christmas holiday 2018). See details below.

On this page you will find the Dutch school holidays 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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 2018

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

School holidays The Netherlands 2018 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2017All regions23-12-201707-01-201851 - 01
Spring break 2018South region17-02-201825-02-201807 - 08
 REMARK: Due to carnival most schools in the southern region will be closed one week earlier (10-18 February).
Spring break 2018North and middle region, advisory dates.24-02-201804-03-201808 - 09
May holiday 2018All regions28-04-201806-05-201817 - 18
 REMARK: Many schools add 1 week before or after this week
Summer holiday 2018South region, primary and secondary education07-07-201819-08-201827 - 33
Summer holiday 2018South middle, primary and secondary education14-07-201826-08-201828 - 34
Summer holiday 2018South north, primary and secondary education21-07-201802-09-201829 - 35
Autumn break 2018South region13-10-201821-10-201841 - 42
Autumn break 2018North and middle region, advisory dates.20-10-201828-10-201842 - 43
Christmas holiday 2018All regions22-12-201806-01-201951 - 01

*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.

School holidays The Netherlands 2019 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2018All regions22-12-201806-01-201951 - 01
Spring break 2019North region16-02-201924-02-201907 - 08
Spring break 2019Middle and south region23-02-201903-03-201908 - 09
 REMARK: Because of carnival most southern schools will be closed one week later (3 - 10 March)
May holiday 2019All regions27-04-201905-05-201917 - 18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week.
Summer holiday 2019South region, primary and secondary education06-07-201918-08-201927 - 33
Summer holiday 2019South north, primary and secondary education13-07-201925-08-201928 - 34
Summer holiday 2019South middle, primary and secondary education20-07-201901-09-201929 - 35
Autumn break 2019South region, advisory dates.12-10-201920-10-201941 - 42
Autumn break 2019North and Center region19-10-201927-10-201942 - 43
Christmas holiday 2019All regions21-12-201905-01-202051 - 01

*Please be aware: 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 2019All regions21-12-201905-01-202051 - 01
Spring break 2020North region15-02-202023-02-202007 - 08
Spring break 2020Middle and south region22-02-202001-03-202008 - 09
May holiday 2020All regions25-04-202003-05-202017 - 18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week. The government advises week 17.
Summer holiday 2020South north, primary and secondary education04-07-202016-08-202027 - 33
Summer holiday 2020South region, primary and secondary education11-07-202023-08-202028 - 34
Summer holiday 2020Middle region, primary and secondary education18-07-202030-08-202029 - 35
Autumn break 2020North region, advisory dates.10-10-202018-10-202041 - 42
Autumn break 2020Middle and South region17-10-202025-10-202042 - 43
Christmas holiday 2020All regions19-12-202003-01-202151 - 53

*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 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 en 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 en Woudrichem
Limburgall municipalities