School Holidays in Netherlands in 2019

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Main School Holidays in the Netherlands

  • Christmas holidays 2018: a two weeks holidays (usually the last two weeks of December) All regions from 22-12-2018 to 6-1-2019
  • Spring break 2019: one-week holiday in February (for the south during Carnaval). North region from 16-02-2019 to 24-02-2019. Middle and south region from 23-02-2019 to 3-3-2019
  • May holiday 2019: A One (or two) week for high schools and for elementary schools (This may differ from school to school). All regions from 27-04-2019 to 5-5-2019.
  • Summer holiday 2019: usually start in mid-July and end in late August and last for six weeks for all Schools South region, primary and secondary education, from 6-7-2019 to 18-08-2019 South middle, primary and secondary education.  From 20-07-2019 to 1-9-2019. South-north, primary and secondary education from 13-07-2019 to 25-08-2019
  • Autumn break 2019:  It’s a one-week holiday in mid-October for Dutch elementary and high schools. North and Center region from 19-10-2019 to 27-10-2019, South region, advisory dates. from 12-10-2019 to 20-10-2019
  • Christmas holiday 2019: All regions from 21-12-2019 to 5-1-2020

Holidays in the Netherlands in 2019

Date Holiday
1 Jan New Year’s Day
19 Apr Good Friday
21 Apr Easter Day
22 Apr Easter Monday
27 Apr King’s Birthday
4 May Remembrance Day
5 May Liberation Day
30 May Ascension Day
9 Jun Whit Sunday
10 Jun Whit Monday
5 Dec St Nicholas’ Eve/Sinterklaas
6 Dec St Nicholas’ Day
22 Dec December Solstice
24 Dec Christmas Eve
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Second Day of Christmas
31 Dec New Year’s Eve