The municipality of Leiden finds it important that every child and adult will get suitable education. On this page you will find more information.

School choice and other information

On the website of the Expat Centre you will find more information about the Dutch educational system. For instance it informs you how to choose a school, the different levels of schooling and continuation schooling and how to choose between a Dutch and an international school.

School holidays in Leiden

On the 3rd of October all children have a day off during Leidens Ontzet (Siege of Leiden). The government stipulates the other free days and school holidays during the year. Leiden is part of the Central region.