Audiovisual centre (AVC)

Audiovisual Center (AVC)

You can contact the Audiovisual Center (AVC) for anything that has to do with the (moving) image and/or sound within the VU. The AVC has a wide range of products and services, and years of experience in supporting education, research and events at the VU.

We are responsible for the audiovisual facilities in the lecture rooms. We also make video productions for educational purposes such as web lectures, promotional films, registration of events and conferences, video tutorials and impression films. We supervise projects, offer technical support and give information and advice on the utilization of (moving)image, light and sound in technical and didactical fields.

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 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 on (020 59) 85777. Our colleagues are trained to solve small problems over the telephone. If that doesn’t fix it, a technician of the Audiovisual Service will come to help you.

Report malfunctions outside office hours
To report malfunctions outside office hours, you can send an e-mail to

On request we create video productions for education at the VU. Examples are recording and placing lectures and Video Tutorial online, recording education-related events and tailor-made productions such as promotional films and animations. We also record digital audio and video content, edit and make it available online. This can be done for regular lectures and work groups, but also colloquia, seminars and other events. More information>

We offer advice, design and support on all audiovisual matters, for example for events or academic ceremonies. More information >

We rent out audiovisual equipment, provide advice and offer technical support when using AV resources in education and teaching related events. More information >
Our Technical Service provides audiovisual equipment for events, lecture and meeting rooms. We are also responsible for maintaining the equipment and troubleshooting if necessary. You can report malfunctions via the FCO Service Desk (020-5985777). More information >
Consult the manuals when using audiovisual resources in the lecture rooms.