Curious when is the next school holiday in the Netherlands in 2022-2023 and how the Dutch school holidays (schoolvakanties) system works? Here is everything you need to know.
The Netherlands are divided into 3 school holiday regions: North, Central and South. Here you can check the overview of these regions, with their provinces and municipalities, and find out where your school belongs to. Spreading the school holidays across the regions helps control peaks in holiday traffic.
The holiday dates below are in 2022 and 2023 for primary, special and secondary education. Please note that all dates are inclusive.
School holidays in the Netherlands in the 2022/2023 school year
|North region||Central region||South region|
|Autumn holiday (Herfstvakantie 2022)||15 October to 23 October 2022||22 October to 30 October 2022||22 October to 30 October 2022|
|Christmas holiday (Kerstvakantie 2022-2023)||24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023||24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023||24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023|
|Spring holiday (Voorjaarsvakantie 2023)||25 February to 5 March 2023||25 February to 5 March 2023||18 February to 26 February 2023|
|May vacation* (Meivakantie 2023)||27 April to 3 May 2023||27 April to 3 May 2023||27 April to 3 May 2023|
|Summer vacation (Zomervakantie 2023)||22 July to 3 September 2023||8 July to 20 August 2023||15 July to 27 August 2023|
* Schools may extend the May holiday by one week if they wish. For the exact dates please refer to your school’s agenda.
** These dates are advisory. For the exact dates please refer to your school’s agenda.
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