Long-term savings option
The long-term savings option enables you to save some of your vacation hours for long-term vacation such as a sabbatical.
Long-term savings option form
Use this form to register for the long-term savings optionDownload
Over a period of 3, 4 or 5 years you may save, next to a maximum of 76 vacation hours (bought through the Individual Choices Model), 72 hours of compensation hours each year for an uninterrupted, long-term period of vacation. You must take the saved vacation no later than a year after the saving period. During the vacation, you receive your regular salary and continue to accrue vacation hours. You may only participate in the long-term savings option if you retain the statutory minimum of four weeks’ holiday per year.
The long-term savings option is also available for employees who have an annual agreement with their manager. You can save for long-term vacation by working extra hours, with a maximum of 72 hours annually.