When are the school holidays in 2021 - 2022?

The following holiday dates in the 2021/2022 school year are for primary education, special education and secondary education. In secondary vocational education (MBO) and higher education, institutions are free to set their own holiday dates.

Autumn holiday 2021 (all dates inclusive)

  • North and central regions: 16 October to 24 October 2021
  • South region: 23 October to 31 October 2021

These dates are advisory. Schools may change them, but they must publish their holiday dates in the school prospectus.

Christmas holiday 2021 - 2022

  • All regions: 25 December 2021 to 9 January 2022 inclusive

Spring holiday 2022 (all dates inclusive)

  • North region: 19 February to 27 February 2022
  • South and central regions: 26 February to 6 March 2022

May holiday 2022

  • All regions: 30 April May to 8 May 2022 inclusive

Schools may extend the May holiday by one week if they wish. For the exact dates, check your school’s website or prospectus.

Summer holiday 2022 (all dates inclusive)

  • North region: 16 July to 28 August 2022
  • Central region: 9 July to 21 August 2022
  • South region: 23 July to 4 September August 2022

The Netherlands is divided into 3 school holiday regions: north, central and south.