Upcoming events in the Leiden region:

National Holidays 2021

Other special days in 2021

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

Carnival (Carnaval): February 14th - 16th 

Good Friday (Goede Vrijdag): April 2nd

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

Easter Sunday (Eerste Paasdag): April 4th

Mother's Day (Moederdag): May 9th

Easter Monday (Tweede Paasdag): April 5th

Father's Day (Vaderdag): June 20th

King's Day (Koningsdag): April 27th

Budget Day (Prinsjesdag): September 21st
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 13th

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

Whitsun (Eerste Pinksterdag): May 23rd

Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas): December 5th

Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag): May 24th


Christmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag): December 25th


Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag): December 26th


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



Public school holidays 2021


Primary Education

Spring break (Voorjaarsvakantie)

February 20th - Febuary 28th 2021

May vacation (Meivakantie)

May 1st - May 9th 2021

Summer holiday (Zomervakantie)

July 17th - August 29th, 2021

Autumn break (Herfstvakantie)

October 16th – October 24th, 2021

Winter break (Kerstvakantie)

December 25th 2021 – January 9th 2022

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