TypePublic broadcaster
Founded7 September 2014; 9 years ago (2014-09-07) (originally 1923 and 1964)
MottoDe omroep voor ons (lit.'The broadcaster for us')
Key people
Eric van Stade (chairman)
Official website

AVROTROS (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌaːvroːˈtrɔs]) is a Dutch radio and television broadcaster that is part of the Dutch public broadcasting system. It was founded in 2014 as the result of a merger between the Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) and the Televisie Radio Omroep Stichting (TROS). The name AVROTROS has been used for jointly produced programmes since 1 January 2014. Since 7 September 2014, all existing AVRO and TROS programmes have also been broadcast under the name AVROTROS.[1]


Vondelparkpaviljoen in Amsterdam

Prior to 2014, the AVRO was housed in the AKN [nl] building in Hilversum from 2000, while the TROS operated from the former Christelijk Lyceum, also in Hilversum, from 1970.[2] On 20 June 2012, it was announced that both broadcasters would move into the Wereldomroepgebouw after the merger.[3] The move was completed after a renovation on 1 January 2014.

In 2014, AVROTROS started using the Vondelparkpaviljoen in Amsterdam, which had been renovated and renamed "Vondel CS".[4][5] It was opened to the public on 13 May 2014. The building houses a number of radio and television studios, and offers space for events and activities organised for members.




  1. ^ Historie, AVROTROS (in Dutch).
  2. ^ 'vm Christelijk Lyceum, nu TROS-studio', Regio Gooi en Vechtstreek - Foto's en informatie (geraadpleegd: 8 september 2014).
  3. ^ 'Avro en Tros willen naar Wereldomroep-pand' Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, De Gooi- en Eemlander, 20 juni 2012 (geraadpleegd: 8 september 2014).
  4. ^ Vondelparkpaviljoen in het Vondelpark te Amsterdam west.amsterdam.nl
  5. ^ AVROTROS opent omroephuis in Vondelpark, parool.nl; 12 mei 2014.