The Dutch school holiday schedule

The Dutch school holiday schedule

When it comes to determining holidays, schools in the Netherlands are divided into three regions: North, Central and South. To avoid a holiday rush, vacation dates differ between these regions.

Some school holidays (Christmas, May vacation) are fixed, but the precise dates may vary between regions and schools. As a result, you should always check the precise dates with VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL).

Velp (Central)

  • Autumn holiday: 16 October - 24 October 2021
  • Christmas holiday: 25 December 2020 - 9 January 2022
  • Spring break: 26 February - 6 March 2022
  • May holiday: 30 April - 8 May 2022
  • Summer holiday: 9 July - 21 August 2022

Leeuwarden (North)

  • Autumn holiday: 16 October - 24 October 2021
  • Christmas holiday: 25 December 2020 - 9 January 2022
  • Spring break: 19 February - 27 February 2022
  • May holiday: 30 April - 8 May 2022
  • Summer holiday: 16 July - 28 August 2022