The Hague - Public school holidays

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 the coming 2 school years. You can find these dates in the table below.

2018-2019 school year 2019-2020 school year
Prinsjesdag (only in The Hague) 18 September 2018 17 September 2019
Autumn break (Herfstvakantie) 22 to 26 October 2018 21 to 25 October 2019
Christmas break (Kerstvakantie) 24 December 2018 to 4 January 2019 23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020
Spring break (Voorjaarsvakantie) 25 February to 1 March 2019 24 to 28 February 2020
Good Friday 19 April 2019 10 April 2020
Easter Monday 22 April 2019 13 April 2020
King's Day (Koningsdag) 27 April 2018 27 April 2018
Liberation Day 5 May 2019 5 May 2020
May vacation (Meivakantie) 29 April to 10 May 2019 (for VO) & 22 April to 3 May (for PO) 27 April to 1 May (for VO) & 27 April to 8 May 2020 (for PO)
Ascension Day (Hemelvaart) 30 May and 31 May 2019 21 May and 22 May (only PO) 2020
Summer vacation 22 July to 30 August 2019 20 July to 28 August 2020
Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag) 10 June 2019 1 June 2020

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 www.government.nl.

Published: 30 November 2018Modified: 7 December 2018