School holidays

The Ministry of OCW in the Netherlands decides when the school holidays should start and end. For the European Netherlands this concerns the Christmas holiday, the May holiday and the summer holiday.

For the schools in the Caribbean Netherlands this only applies to the summer holiday, or in other words the “long holiday”.

The summer holiday in the Caribbean Netherlands coincides with that of the region in the European Netherlands where the holiday starts and ends first.

School holidays Caribbean Netherlands 2023-2024