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Opening hours

Office hours

Please note that you need to make an appointment to enter the Institute. To make an appointment you can email us on info@nvic.leidenuniv.nl.

General opening hours of the NVIC

Sunday through Thursday 9 am - 3 pm


Library opening hours

Sunday 9 am - 4 pm                                    
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 4 pm


Kindly note that library will exceptionally close at 1 pm on Wednesdays 13 & 20 September, 2023. 

Official Holidays in 2023

The institute will be closed from Saturday 24 December 2022 up until and including Sunday, 1 January 2023.


1 New Year العام الجديد Sunday
7 Coptic Christmas عيد الميلاد المجيد Saturday
26 25 January Revolution day ثورة 25 يناير Thursday


Kindly note that the NVIC and the library will be closed starting from 16 - 27  April 2023

16 Coptic Easter عيد  القيامة للأقباط Sunday
17 Sham el-Nessim شم النسيم Monday
*22-24 Eid el-Fitr

عيد الفطر

25 Sinai Liberation day عيد تحريرسيناء Tuesday
27 King's day  عيد ميلاد الملك Thursday


4 Labour day  عيد العمال Thursday


*28-2 July Eid el-Adha عيد الأضحى Wed/Sun
30 30th June Revolution ثورة ٣٠ يونيو Friday


*1-2 Eid el-Adha عيد الأضحى Sat/Sun
20 Islamic New Year رأس السنة الهجرية  Thursday
23 Revolution day (national day) ثورة يوليو (اليوم الوطني) Sunday



*27 Birthday of the Prophet المولد النبوي الشريف Wednesday



6 Victory day نصر اكتوبر Friday



24-25 Christmas عيد الميلاد Sun-Mon

The institute will be closed from Sunday 24 December 2021
up until and including Monday, 1 January 2024.

* Islamic holidays are subject to change
الاعياد الاسلامية عرضة للتغير حسب مواقع الهلال

*Official holidays depend on last-minute decisions of the government. So, this list is subject to change.

الاعياد الرسمية تعتمد على قرارات الحكومة. لذلك، هذه القائمة عرضة للتغيير.

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