National Holidays 2018

  • New Year’s Day (Nieuwsjaarsdag): January 1st
  • Good Friday (Goede Vrijdag): March 30th
  • Easter Sunday (Eerste Paasdag): April 1st
  • Easter Monday (Tweede Paasdag): April 2nd
  • Kings Day (Koningsdag): April 27th
  • National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking): May 4th  
  • Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag): May 5th
  • Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag): May 10th
  • Whitsun (Eerste Pinksterdag): May 20th
  • Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag): May 21st  
  • Christmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag): December 25th
  • Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag): December 26th
  • New Year’s Eve (Oudejaarsavond: December 31st

Other special days in 2018

  • Carnival (Carnaval): February 11th
  • Labour Day (Dag van de arbeid): May 1st
  • Remembrance Day WWII (Dodenherdenking 1945): May 4th
  • 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 2018

Vacation

Primary Education

Secondary Education

Ski week (Voorjaarsvakantie)

24 February - 4 March 2018

24 February - 4 March 2018

May vacation (Meivakantie)

28 April – 6 May 2018

28 April - 6 May 2018

Summer holiday (Zomervakantie)

14 July - 26 August 2018

14 July - 26 August 2018

Autumn break (Herfstvakantie)

20 October – 28 October 2018

20 October – 28 October 2018

Winter break (Kerstvakantie)

22 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

22 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

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