about us

Meet an independent public broadcasting company that is widely recognized, both in the Netherlands and abroad, as an innovative organization.

The vpro is an independent media organization, tracing its public broadcast heritage all the way back to 1926. Through the decades it has continued to reinvent itself, thus remaining relevant to many different audiences within a constantly changing society.

The vpro has built a global reputation for exploring issues that matter and building audiences in new and avant-garde ways. Across countries, the vpro is widely recognized as a media pioneer. Our creative teams explore what’s happening at the edges of society, chase innovation and contribute to the public discourse.

Our audience can find us on a multitude of platforms: on the television or radio, in a weekly magazine, on websites, in apps, during live events... And we are always looking for new ways to stimulate meaningful conversation.

Global citizenship and creativity are core values at the vpro. We encourage interest, engagement and participation by being involved in a broad range of cultural and scientific activities.

We have won numerous awards, including Emmy Awards, Prix Europa and many prizes at internationally renowned film festivals.

vpro world stories

Our travel series explore cultures from all over the world. vpro storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and  honest connection, is what vpro and its presenters do best.

vpro documentary

Economics, finance, politics, conflict, science or sustainability: the documentaries you will find on this channel are likely to give you food for thought. In-depth research on controversial topics, interviews with eminent specialists and an exploration of the impact of technological advances on our human dimension, vpro documentary is at the forefront of investigative journalism and current affairs.

vpro metropolis

vpro metropolis is a global collective of young filmmakers and TV producers, reporting on remarkable stories from everywhere on this planet. vpro metropolis takes a trip around the globe each time focusing on one single topic: from local beauty ideals to Elvis impersonators, to what it’s like being gay, or an outcast or a dog in cultures around the world. With some of these short videos cumulating millions of views or become viral, vpro metropolis is very successful on YouTube.


standing rock

interactive web documentary

The Sioux fear the (drinking) water in the river will be contaminated. Furthermore, the oil pipeline is a disruption to historical sacred ground. At the start of 2017 a small group of water protectors still remains at the site. 

the mind of the universe

A short introduction to the mind of the universe

The mind of the universe is a journey along and beyond the borders of science. It is the first open source science series ever, and it offers an online learning experience.