School Holidays and Study Days

The planning of nearly all school holidays is regulated by the Dutch Ministry of Education. The government decides about the planning of the Christmas holiday, the Summer holiday and one week of the May holiday. They give advice about the planning of the Autumn holiday and the Spring Holiday. 

In our local region, the boards of all primary and secondary schools decide about the planning of Autumn and Spring holidays, the (possibility of a) second week of the May holiday and the festivities days. Normally we receive their decision in spring. 

Festivities like Easter, Pentecost and Ascension Day are based on the Christian calendar and the dates differ every year. The festivities of King’s Day (27th April) and remembrance of the second World War (4th and 5th May) usually take place in the May holiday. 

Please find more information about the Dutch holidays  



Please find below the dates for the scheduled holidays in 2019-2020

Teacher training days (students are free/professional development for staff) for all groups /classes


Monday 30th September 2019

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Friday 22nd November 2019

Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12) 20th December 2019

Monday 27th January 2020

Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12-noon) 14th February 2020

Friday 20th March 2020

Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12 – noon) 3rd July 2020 


For MYP students only
Two days in Spring term – to be determined 
these will be communicated at least 2 months before the date    

Parent-Teacher meetings 24th and 25th June 2020 (during the day, no lessons/school for students)

Please find below the dates for the scheduled holidays in 2020-2021

Details of teaching training days in 2020-2021 will be announced at a later date.

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