Upcoming events in the Leiden region:

National Holidays 2019

  • New Year’s Day (Nieuwsjaarsdag): January 1st
  • Good Friday (Goede Vrijdag): March 30th
  • Easter Sunday (Eerste Paasdag): April 21st
  • Easter Monday (Tweede Paasdag): April 22nd
  • Kings Day (Koningsdag): April 27th
  • National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking): May 4th  
  • Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag): May 5th
  • Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag): May 30th
  • Whitsun (Eerste Pinksterdag): June 9th
  • Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag): June 10th  
  • Christmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag): December 25th
  • Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag): December 26th
  • New Year’s Eve (Oudejaarsavond: December 31st


Other special days in 2019

  • Carnival (Carnaval): March 3rd  - 5th
  • Labour Day (Dag van de arbeid): May 1st
  • Mother’s Day (Moederdag): May 14th
  • Father’s Day (Vaderdag): June 18th
  • Princes’ Day: Queen's speech (Prinsjesdag): September 19th
  • World Animal Day (Werelddierendag): October 4th
  • St Martin’s Day (Sint Maarten): November 11th
  • Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas): December 5th 


Public school holidays 2019


Primary Education

Spring break (Voorjaarsvakantie)

February 23rd - March 3rd 2019

May vacation (Meivakantie)

April 27th - May 5th 2019

Summer holiday (Zomervakantie)

July 20th - September 1st, 2019

Autumn break (Herfstvakantie)

October 19th – October 27th 2019

Winter break (Kerstvakantie)

December 21st 2019 – January 5th 2020

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