National holidays and compulsory closures
The University has national holidays and compulsory closures. National holidays are not deducted from your vacation hours, whereas compulsory closures are.
Import holidays and compulsory closures in Outlook
You can add the national holidays and compulsory closures for 2022 to your calendar by downloading this .ics file and opening it in Outlook.
The following days are national holidays at the University. You do not have to work on national holidays, unless this is in the interest of the University. You have these days off, without having to use vacation hours:
- New Year's Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday and Monday
- King's Day (the day upon which King's Day is celebrated nationally)
- Liberation Day: 5 May
- Ascension Day
- Whit Sunday and Monday
- 3 October (Relief of Leiden)
- Christmas Day and Boxing Day
October 3 is a holiday in Leiden. If 3 October falls on a Sunday, the holiday is celebrated on Monday 4 October.
You have to take vacation on a compulsory closure day. The number of hours that you normally would have worked on this day are deducted from your vacation credit. These vacation hours are automatically deducted from your vacation credit around the time of the closure. The Executive Board may - after a consent of the trade unions in the Local Consultation - specify a maximum of seven days per year as compulsory closures.
It may happen that you do have to work on a compulsory closure day. In that case the day is considered a normal working day and is therefore not deducted from your vacation credit.
If you are sick during a compulsory closure, these days are still deducted as vacation hours. The days are only recredited if you are not able to take up days of leave for such reasons as being admitted to a hospital.
|2022||Friday 27 May
Tuesday 27 December
Wednesday 28 December
Thursday 29 December
Friday 30 December
|2023||Friday 19 May
Wednesday 27 December
Thursday 28 December
Friday 29 December