When are the school holidays in 2022 - 2023?

The following holiday dates in the 2022/2023 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 2022 (all dates inclusive)

  • North region: 15 October to 23 October 2021
  • South region and central regions: 22 October to 30 October 2021

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

Christmas holiday 2022 - 2023

  • All regions: 24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 inclusive

Spring holiday 2023 (all dates inclusive)

  • North region and central regions: 25 February to 5 March 2023
  • South region: 18 February to 26 March 2023

May holiday 2023

  • All regions: 29 April May to 7 May 2023 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 2023 (all dates inclusive)

  • North region: 22 July to 3 Septembre 2023
  • Central region: 8 July to 20 August 2022
  • South region: 15 July to 27 August 2023

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