Accommodation and scholarschips


The NIKI has two apartments with private facilities: kitchen, bathroom and living area.
In addition, ten rooms with bunk beds and a washbasin are available. There are shared bathrooms and toilets as well as a shared kitchen and living room. Students and researchers on an individual basis are allocated their own rooms.

All guests can make use of the spacious garden with olive trees. Towels and bed linens are provided. The rooms and shared areas are cleaned daily.
Guests have 24/7 access to the library. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. There is a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.

The institute has an auditorium with audio-visual equipment, with a capacity of seventy people, that can be rented by third parties.

Provided that our rooms are not occupied by grant holders, trainees or participants in working groups, seminars and excursions, students and scientists who need to be in Florence for research purposes are also welcome to stay at the institute for a fee. Requests can be submitted throughout the year by e-mail (, indicating the dates and purpose of the stay. The NIKI remains open throughout the summer of 2024.

Reservations can be changed without charge until 15 days before arrival. Within 15 days of arrival no reimbursments will take place. After we have received a receipt of payment (copy/scan of your banktransfer), the reservation will be official. 

Reservations include a minimum of 3 paid overnight stays (also for guests staying less than 3 nights).

Grant holders and researchers can have a paying guest stay in their room. Arrangements must be made in advance with our office manager, Lex Kuil.

When finalizing your booking, you agree to NIKI’s general terms and conditions and house rules (click here). Please read these carefully.


Rates per night from 1 January 2024. Our participating universties are: Utrecht University, Radboud University, University of Groningen, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam. Click here for the rates until 31 December 2023. When booking, students must provide proof of registration.


There are several scholarships available for a stay at the NIKI. The NIKI/GWO scholarship is intended for students and researchers from a Dutch partner university. In addition, there is the possibility of an international fellowship at the NIKI for foreign PhD students and postdocs.

NIKI/GWO scholarship

The NIKI/GWO scholarship is managed by the Foundation Friends of the Institute for Art History in Florence. Grants are awarded for stays of a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months to enable students and researchers from partner universities to carry out research in Florence in the field of art history or related disciplines.

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External scholarships

We would like to draw your attention to external possibilities for financing. For example, it is possible for Dutch art historians with at least a master’s degree or equivalent to obtain a scholarship through the independent Elly Cassee Foundation to finance research stays at the NIKI. For more information you may refer to its website