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Opening hours

Reduced office hours

Our office hours are temporarily reduced to Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 3 pm.

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.

Library Covid-19 update

The library is open for visitors on Monday and Wednesday from 9 am - 4 pm by reservation only. Click here for further details about reserving a spot in our library.

General opening hours of the NVIC

Sunday through Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday and Saturday: closed  

Regular opening hours of the library:

Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm
Monday: 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed

Official Holidays in 2022

The institute will be closed from Friday 24 December 2021 up until and including Saturday, 1 January 2022.


1 New Year العام الجديد Saturday
7 Coptic Christmas عيد الميلاد المجيد Friday
27 25 January Revolution day ثورة 25 يناير Thursday


17 Western Easter عيد القيامة  للغربيين Sunday
27 King's day

عيد ميلاد الملك

28 Sinai Liberation day عيد سيناء  Thursday


*2-4 Eid el-Fitr عيد الفطر Mon-Wed
5 Labour day  عيد العمال Thursday
24 Coptic Easter عيد  القيامة للأقباط Sunday
25 Sham el-Nessim شم النسيم Monday


*8-11 Eid el-Adha عيد الأضحى Fri-Mon
11 Flemish Community day
اليوم الفلمنكى
23 Revolution day (national day) ثورة يوليو (اليوم الوطني) Saturday
*30 Islamic New Year
رأس السنة الهجرية 



6 Victory day نصر اكتوبر Thursday
*8 Birthday of the Prophet المولد النبوي الشريف Saturday


25-26 Christmas عيد الميلاد Sun-Mon

The institute will be closed from Friday 23 December 2021
up until and including Sunday, 1 January 2023.

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

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