Upcoming events in the Leiden region:

National Holidays 2020

Other special days in 2020

New Year's Day (Nieuwjaarsdag): January 1st

Carnival (Carnaval): February 23 - 25 

Good Friday (Goede Vrijdag): April 10th

Labour Day (Dag van de Arbeid): May 1st

Easter Sunday (Eerste Paasdag): April 12th

Mother's Day (Moederdag): May 10th

Easter Monday (Tweede Paasdag): April 13th

Father's Day (Vaderdag): June 21st

King's Day (Koningsdag): April 27th

Prince's Day (Prinsjesdag): September 15th
Opening day of the Dutch Parliament

National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking): May 4th

Leiden Ontzet: October 3rd

Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag): May 5th

World Animal Day (Werelddierendag): October 4th

Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag): May 21st

St. Martin's Day (Sint Maarten): November 11st

Whitsun (Eerste Pinksterdag): May 31st

Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas): December 5th

Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag): June 1st


Christmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag): December 25th


Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag): December 26th


New Year's Eve (Oudejaarsavond): December 31st



Public school holidays 2020


Primary Education

Spring break (Voorjaarsvakantie)

February 22nd - March 1st 2020

May vacation (Meivakantie)

April 25th - May 3rd 2020

Summer holiday (Zomervakantie)

July 18th - August 30th, 2020

Autumn break (Herfstvakantie)

October 17th – October 25th, 2020

Winter break (Kerstvakantie)

December 19th 2020 – January 3rd 2021

*Please verify this information with the school. Schools are free to deviate from national guidelines