Phonetic Sciences, Amsterdam

Speech labs

The speech lab of the University of Amsterdam was first setup by the phoneticians in 1933, then reinstalled at new locations in 1966, 2006 and 2016. The present speech lab is located on the fourth floor of the P.C. Hoofthuis, rooms 4.59, 4.60.
The two soundproof booths (double walled) are used for sound recordings, EyeTracking (Tobii T120 & EyeLink 1000), EEG and RT experiments. Besides testing adults we have been testing infants (EyeTracking & EEG) for many years, even at the age of 2 months.

If you want to check the availability of the labs you can use our online studio calendar.

I'm managing the labs and give technical support: you can contact me if you have any questions or want to use our labs.

Programming and electronic support

Anyone working in an academic environment can contact me for help on (at least) the following areas:

  • Designing experiments in E-Prime and Presentation.
    • Reaction time experiments
    • Eyetracking, Tobii and EyeLink
    • EEG: ERP studies
    • Web-based experiments
  • Programming Praat scripts for analyzing data and tools for phonetic research.
    • EEG analyzing
    • Phonetic manipulation
    • Automatic extraction of phonetic features
  • Custom made programs in C++/C#.
  • Design of custom made electronics
  • Learning how to program Praat scripts.
  • Computer and software support
  • All kind of electronic equipment to lend.
  • Advanced Excel issues


Speech labs in PCH

  • Studio 1   - room: 4.59
  • Studio 2   - room: 4.60
  • Reception - room: 4.61

D.J. Vet
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
Tel.: 020 - 525 2188