School holiday schedule

School holiday schedule

When it comes to determining holidays, schools in the Netherlands are divided into three regions: North, Central and South. To avoid a holiday rush, vacation dates differ between these regions.

Some school holidays (Christmas, May vacation) are fixed, but the precise dates may vary between regions and schools. As a result, you should always check the precise dates with VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL).

Velp (Central)

  • Autumn holiday: 22 October - 30 October 2022
  • Christmas holiday: 24 December 2022 - 8 January 2023
  • Spring break: 25 February - 5 March 2023
  • May holiday: 29 April - 7 May 2023
  • Summer holiday: 8 July - 20 August 2023

Leeuwarden (North)

  • Autumn holiday: 22 October - 30 October 2022
  • Christmas holiday: 24 December 2022 - 8 January 2023
  • Spring break: 18 February - 26 February 2023
  • May holiday: 29 April - 7 May 2023
  • Summer holiday: 15 July - 27 August 2023