School holidays

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How are the school holidays spread by region?

The Netherlands is divided into three regions for the school holidays (north, central and south). Spreading the school holidays across the three regions helps control peaks in holiday traffic.

The following overview shows the three regions, with their provinces and municipalities.

School holidays: north region

  • Province of Groningen
    All municipalities
  • Province of Friesland
    All municipalities
  • Province of Drenthe
    All municipalities
  • Province of Overijssel
    All municipalities
  • Province of Flevoland
    All municipalities except Zeewolde
  • Province of Gelderland
    Hattem
  • Province of Utrecht
    Eemnes and the former municipality of Abcoude
  • Province of North Holland
    All municipalities

School holidays: central region

  • Province of Flevoland
    Zeewolde only
  • Province of Gelderland
    Aalten, Apeldoorn, Barneveld, Berkelland, Bronckhorst, Brummen, Buren, Culemborg, Doetinchem, Ede, Elburg, Epe, Ermelo, Geldermalsen, Harderwijk, Heerde, Lingewaal, Lochem, Montferland (except the former municipality of Didam), Neder-Betuwe (except the former municipality of Dodewaard), Neerijnen, Nijkerk, Nunspeet, Oldebroek, Oost-Gelre, Oude IJsselstreek, Putten, Scherpenzeel, Tiel, Voorst, Wageningen, Winterswijk and Zutphen
  • Province of Utrecht
    All municipalities except Eemnes and the former municipality of Abcoude
  • Province of South Holland
    All municipalities
  • Province of North Brabant
    Werkendam (except the communities of Hank and Dussen) and Woudrichem

School holidays: south region

  • Province of Gelderland
    Arnhem, Beuningen, Doesburg, Druten, Duiven, Groesbeek, Heumen, Neder-Betuwe (only the former municipality of Dodewaard), Lingewaard, Maasdriel, Millingen aan de Rijn, Montferland (only the former municipality of Didam), Nijmegen, Overbetuwe, Renkum, Rheden, Rozendaal, Rijnwaarden, Ubbergen, Westervoort, West Maas & Waal, Wijchen, Zaltbommel and Zevenaar
  • Province of Zeeland
    All municipalities
  • Province of North Brabant
    All municipalities except Woudrichem and the communities of Sleeuwijk, Nieuwendijk and Werkendam in the municipality of Werkendam
  • Province of Limburg
  • All municipalities