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. Each school vacation, apart from the summer vacation, is decided in consultation with representatives of the school boards in The Hague. Please note that the school holidays in The Hague do not always coincide with 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.

2020-2021 school year
Prinsjesdag (only in The Hague) 21 September 2020
Autumn break (Herfstvakantie) 18 to 22 October 2020
Christmas break (Kerstvakantie) 20 December 2020 to 3 January 2021
Spring break (Voorjaarsvakantie) 22 to 26 February 2021
Good Friday 2 April 2021
Easter Monday 5 April 2021
King's Day (Koningsdag) 27 April 2021
Liberation Day 5 May 2021
May vacation (Meivakantie) 3 May to 7 May (for VO) 2021 (for PO)
Ascension Day (Hemelvaart) 13 May and 14 May (only PO) 2021
Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag) 24 May 2021
Summer vacation 19 July to 27 August 2021

All of the high schools also have an additional 5 days free. Many schools use these days to make the May vacation 2 weeks.

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: 12 January 2021