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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

Kindly note that starting from the 3rd of January 2021, our libray is closed for the public until further notice. 

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 2021


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


25 Sinai Liberation day/ Western Easter عيد سيناء Sunday
27 King day عيد ميلاد الملك Tuesday


Labour day  عيد العمال Saturday
Coptic Easter عيد  القيامة للأقباط Sunday
3 Sham el Nessim شم النسيم Monday
*12-13 Eid el Fetr عيد الفطر Wed/Thu


11  Flemish Community day اليوم الفلمنكى Sunday
*20-22 Eid el Adha عيد الأضحى Tue/Wed/Thu
23 Revolution day (national day) ثورة يوليو (اليوم الوطني) Friday


*9 Islamic New Year  رأس السنة الهجرية  Monday


6 Victory day نصر اكتوبر Wednesday
*18 Birthday of the Prophet المولد النبوي الشريف Monday


25-26 Christmas عيد الميلاد Saturday/Sunday

The institute will be closed from Saturday 25 December 2021
up until and including Saturday, 1 January 2022.

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

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