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.

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 2021/2022 school year
North region Central region South region
Spring holiday (Voorjaarsvakantie 2022) 19 February to 27 February 2022 26 February to 6 March 2022 26 February to 6 March 2022
May vacation* (Meivakantie 2022) 30 April to 8 May 2022

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30 April to 8 May 2022 30 April to 8 May 2022
Summer vacation (Zomervakantie 2022) 16 July to 28 August 2022 9 July to 21 August 2022 23 July to 4 September 2022

School holidays in the Netherlands in the 2023/2023 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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