May 2019 Important Dates & Holidays

  • 1st May – Labour Day (Dag van de Arbeid)
  • 4th May – Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you)
  • 4th May – Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking)
  • 5th May – Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag)
  • 5th May – Cinco de Mayo
  • 5th May – 4th June – Ramadan
  • 12th May – Mothers Day (Moederdag)
  • 30th May – Ascension Day (Hemelvaartsdag)

Primary Education & Secondary Education Schools

North Netherlands – 27th April – 5th May, Week 18

Mid-Netherlands – 27th April – 5th May, Week 18

South Netherlands – 27th April – 5th May, Week 18

Many basisscholen are also closed for an additional week before or after the week noted above.

Some schools do run different vacation times, so be sure to double check with your school for exact dates.