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School Holidays Holland 2021, 2022 and 2023

No current school holidayToday, December 2nd 2021, is not an official school holiday in The Netherlands.

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in The Netherlands starts 27-12-2021 (Christmas holiday 2021).

On this page you will find the Dutch school holidays 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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 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 Holidays The Netherlands 2022

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2022. Please read the note at the top of this page.

School holidays The Netherlands 2022 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2021(All regions)All regions27-12-2021(Week: 52)07-01-2022(Week: 01)52 - 01
Spring break 2022(North region)North region21-02-2022(Week: 08)25-02-2022(Week: 08)08
Spring break 2022(South and middle region)South and middle region28-02-2022(Week: 09)04-03-2022(Week: 09)09
May holiday 2022(All regions)All regions02-05-2022(Week: 18)06-05-2022(Week: 18)18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week. The government advises week 17.
Summer holiday 2022(South middle, primary and secondary education)South middle, primary and secondary education11-07-2022(Week: 28)19-08-2022(Week: 33)28 - 33
Summer holiday 2022(South north, primary and secondary education)South north, primary and secondary education18-07-2022(Week: 29)26-08-2022(Week: 34)29 - 34
Summer holiday 2022(South region, primary and secondary education)South region, primary and secondary education25-07-2022(Week: 30)02-09-2022(Week: 35)30 - 35
Autumn break 2022(North region, advisory dates.)North region, advisory dates.17-10-2022(Week: 42)21-10-2022(Week: 42)42
Autumn break 2022(South and Middle region)South and Middle region24-10-2022(Week: 43)28-10-2022(Week: 43)43
Christmas holiday 2022(All regions)All regions26-12-2022(Week: 52)06-01-2023(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 2023

Below are the Dutch school holidays 2023. Please read the note at the top of this page.

School holidays The Netherlands 2023 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayRegionStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 2022(All regions)All regions26-12-2022(Week: 52)06-01-2023(Week: 01)52 - 01
Spring break 2023(South region)South region20-02-2023(Week: 08)24-02-2023(Week: 08)08
Spring break 2023(North and middle region)North and middle region27-02-2023(Week: 09)03-03-2023(Week: 09)09
May holiday 2023(All regions)All regions01-05-2023(Week: 18)05-05-2023(Week: 18)18
 REMARK: Many primary schools add 1 week vacation before or after this week. The government advises week 17.
Summer holiday 2023(South middle, primary and secondary education)South middle, primary and secondary education08-07-2023(Week: 27)20-08-2023(Week: 33)27 - 33
Summer holiday 2023(South region, primary and secondary education)South region, primary and secondary education15-07-2023(Week: 28)27-08-2023(Week: 34)28 - 34
Summer holiday 2023(South north, primary and secondary education)South north, primary and secondary education22-07-2023(Week: 29)03-09-2023(Week: 35)29 - 35
Autumn break 2023(Middle and South region)Middle and South region14-10-2023(Week: 41)22-10-2023(Week: 42)41 - 42
Autumn break 2023(North region, advisory dates.)North region, advisory dates.21-10-2023(Week: 42)29-10-2023(Week: 43)42 - 43
Christmas holiday 2023(All regions)All regions23-12-2023(Week: 51)07-01-2024(Week: 01)51 - 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