Public school holidays

Look when your child has his school holidays. The Ministry of Education determines the dates for the summer vacation. The school boards decide on the other vacation days.

Below you will find the overview of the school vacations for the Dutch public schools in The Hague. Every school vacation, apart from the summer vacation, is decided in consultation with representatives of the school boards in The Hague. This is why the overview below could be different from the national vacation measures for the rest of the region (regio Midden).

Vacations for primary schools (PO) and secondary schools (VO)

The school boards in The Hague have decided on the vacations for this school year. You can find these dates in the table below.

2021-2022 school year
Prinsjesdag (only in The Hague) 21 September 2021
Autumn break (Herfstvakantie) 18 to 22 October 2021
Christmas break (Kerstvakantie) 27 December 2021 to 7 January 2022
Spring break (Voorjaarsvakantie) 28 February to 4 March 2022
Good Friday 15 April 2022 (for PO)
Easter Monday 18 April 2022
King's Day (Koningsdag) 27 April 2022
Liberation Day 5 May 2022
May vacation (Meivakantie) PO: 25 April to 6 May 2022
VO: in any case 2 to 6 May 2022
Ascension Day (Hemelvaart) 26 May 2022 (+27 May 2022 for PO)
Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag) 6 June 2022
Summer vacation 11 July to 19 August 2022

All secondary schools also have an additional number of free days which they can decide upon themselves. Many schools use these days to make the May vacation 2 weeks long.

May vacation

The May vacation has 1 mandatory holiday week. The secondary schools can decide whether to make the 2nd week free as well. The holiday schedule depends on when the secondary school leaving exams (centraal examen) begin. Always find out from the school itself when your child will have holidays.

More info

More information about the school holidays in the Netherlands can be found on the website of the Dutch government.

Published: 30 November 2018Modified: 1 October 2021