School holiday schedule & class times

The Dutch school holiday schedule

When it comes to determining holidays, Dutch schools and international schools in the Netherlands are divided into three regions: North, Central and South. To avoid a holiday rush, each region has its own vacation schedule.

Some school holidays such as the summer, Christmas and May vacations, are fixed. The May holiday cannot be moved, but schools can extend it by one week. It is therefore important to always check the precise dates with your school.

Velp (South)

  • Autumn vacation: 12 October - 20 October 2019
  • Christmas vacation: 21 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
  • Spring break: 22 February - 1 March 2020
  • May vacation: 25 April - 3 May 2020
  • Summer vacation: 11 July - 23 August 2020

Leeuwarden (North)

  • Autumn vacation: 19 October - 27 October 2019
  • Christmas vacation: 21 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
  • Spring break: 15 February - 23 March 2020
  • May vacation: 25 April - 3 May 2020
  • Summer vacation: 11 July - 23 August 2020

Class times

The following table shows the class times:

1.     8.30 - 9.15
2 .    9.15 - 10.00
Break
3.    10.15 - 11.00
4.    11.00 - 11.45
5.    11.45 - 12.30
6.    12.30 - 13.15
7.    13.15 - 14.00
8.    14.00 - 14.45
Break
9.    15.00 - 15.45
10.  15.45 - 16.30
11.  16.30 - 17.15
12.  17.15 - 18.00
Break
13.  18.30 - 19.15
14.  19.15 - 20.00
Break
15.  20.15 - 21.00
16.  21.00 - 21.45