National Holidays 2017

  • New Year’s Day (Nieuwsjaarsdag): 1 January
  • Good Friday (Goede Vrijdag): 14 April
  • Easter Sunday (Eerste Paasdag): 16 April
  • Easter Monday (Tweede Paasdag): 17 April
  • Kings Day (Koningsdag): 27 April
  • National Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking): 4 May
  • Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag): 5 May
  • Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag): 25 May
  • Whitsun (Eerste Pinksterdag): 4 June
  • Whit Monday (Tweede Pinksterdag): 5 June
  • Christmas Day (Eerste Kerstdag): 25 December
  • Boxing Day (Tweede Kerstdag): 26 December

Other special days in 2017

  • Carnival (Carnaval): 26 February
  • Labour Day (Dag van de arbeid): 1 May
  • Remembrance Day WWII (Dodenherdenking 1945): 4 May
  • Mother’s Day (Moederdag): 14 May
  • Father’s Day (Vaderdag): 18 June
  • Princes’ Day: Queen's speech (Prinsjesdag): 19 September
  • World Animal Day (Werelddierendag): 4 October
  • St Martin’s Day (Sint Maarten): 11 November
  • Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas): 5 December

Public school holidays 2017/2018

Vacation

Primary Education

Secondary Education

Ski week (Voorjaarsvakantie)

25 February - 5 March 2017

25 February - 5 March 2017

May vacation (Meivakantie)

22 April – 30 April 2017

22 April - 30 April 2017

Summer holiday (Zomervakantie)

8 July - 20 August 2017

8 July - 20 August 2017

Autumn break (Herfstvakantie)

14 October – 22 October 2017

14 October – 22 October 2017

Winter break (Kerstvakantie)

23 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

23 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

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