About us

About us

Ad Valvas has been the independent journalistic platform for staff and students of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 1952. Our magazine and website are created by professional journalists and student reporters.
Ad Valvas magazine is published on Wednesdays, twenty times a year, and is distributed free of charge across the university campus.

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Editorial Team

E: redactie.advalvas@vu.nl
T: 020-5985630

Marieke Schilp editor in chief +31 (0)20 5985630
Win Castermans executive editor +31 (0)20 5985640
Bryce Benda editor  
Peter Breedveld editor +31 (0)20 5985631
Nour Khamis editor crossmedia +31 (0)20 5987566
Emma Sprangers editor +31 (0)20 5985637
Welmoed Visser editor +31 (0)20 5985634
Anna Jansen editorial assistant +31 (0)20 5985630
Rob Bömer designer +31 (0)20 5985630

Higher Education Press Bureau (HOP)

  +31 (0)20 3880040



For statements, changes of address or cancellations, please contact the secretary of the editorial office:

E: secretariaat.advalvas@vu.nl
T: 020-5985630


Internal advertisements from VU Amsterdam and affiliates:
Anna Jansen, editorial assistant:
E: secretariaat.advalvas@vu.nl T: 020-5985630

External and commercial advertisements:
Bureau Van Vliet
Luciène Paap (sales manager)
Postbus 20
2040 AA Zandvoort
T: 023 571 47 45
E: l.paap@bureauvanvliet.com


Tell us your views
> Would you like to see coverage of a particular subject in Ad Valvas (magazine and/or website)?
> Do you have some news about a degree programme or faculty which we have not yet covered?
> Or do you think we have missed the mark completely?
Feel free to e-mail the editor, and if possible include your (mobile) phone number. Thanks!

Postal and visiting adresses

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ad Valvas, BelleVue, room 1H-43
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

Publishing details

Editor in chief:
Marieke Schilp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Design website & magazine:
Rob Bömer, rbbmr.nl
Website technical service:
Peggy Vullinghs, pegness.com