Audiovisual centre (AVC)

Audiovisual Center (AVC)

For anything related to audio and visual resources and media at the VU, you can turn to the Audio-Visual Center (AVC). The AVC offers a wide range of products and services, as well as many years of experience in providing support to education, research, and events at the VU.

We are responsible for all audio-visual facilities in lecture rooms. In addition, we make video productions for educational purposes such as web lectures, info-clips, promotional films, recording of special events, conferences, and film impressions. We offer high end technical support and partner with you for information and advice concerning the application and technical implementation of images, video, lighting, and audio for didactic purposes.

Audiovisual Center
VU Main building, room 0B-03
De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
T (020) 59 89161

Opening hours AVC: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17.00. Outside of office hours and when the door of 0B-03 is closed, AVC-equipment can also be returned to Security Desk in the basement of the VU Main Building KC-04.

If you encounter problems with the AV-equipment in the room during a lecture or presentation, please call the Service Desk of the Facility Campus Organization at (020) 59 85777. Our colleagues are trained to solve small problems over the telephone. Otherwise a colleague from the Audio-Visual Center will come to help you.

Reporting malfunctions outside of office hours
To report malfunctions outside of office hours, send an e-mail to

Upon request we will produce videos for educational purposes at the VU. Examples are recording and uploading lectures and video tutorials online, recording education-related events or tailor-made productions such as promotional films and animations. We also record  and edit digital audio and video content to make it available online. This can be done for regular lectures and study groups, but also for colloquia, seminars and other events. More information>

We can offer advice, design help, and support on all audio-visual matters, e.g., special events or academic ceremonies. More information >

We rent out audio visual equipment, provide advice, and offer technical support for using audio-visual aids in education and related events. More information >
Our Technical Service furnishes lecture and conference rooms with audio-visual equipment. We are also responsible for maintaining the equipment and troubleshooting when required. You can report malfunctions to the FCO Service Desk (020) 5985777. More information >
Consult the manuals when using audio-visual resources in the lecture rooms.