NPO Zapp

NPO Zapp is the children's block from the NPO on NPO 3 that launched as Z@pp on 4 September 2005. Since September 2005, Zappelin has been the name of a block for younger children.[1] The @ in the name of the channel was dropped on 10 September 2012.[2] On 12 March 2013, the NPO announced that Zapp and Zappelin would be renamed as NPO Zapp and NPO Zappelin. The reason for this change is to make the channels and its programmes more recognizable.[3] The rebranding completed on 19 August 2014.[4] Together with NPO Zappelin it forms a channel called NPO Zappelin Xtra, available online and part of bonus packages (cable, satellite and IPTV).

NPO Zapp
Launched4 September 2005 (2005-09-04)
Slogan"Kom maar op Zapp" (Come on Zapp)
Broadcast areaNational. Also available in Belgium and Germany
Formerly calledZ@pp (2005-2012)
Zapp (2012-2014)
Sister channel(s)NPO Zappelin

Well-known programmes of NPO Zapp are Willem Wever (NCRV), Het Klokhuis (NTR), Jeugdjournaal (NOS) and Villa Achterwerk (VPRO).

NPO Zapp has a mascot called The Zappers.[5]

Current programmes


  1. "Z@ppelin wordt Z@pp". Adformatie (in Dutch). 10 May 2005. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. Maarten Hafkamp (3 September 2012). "Nieuwe vormgeving kinderzenders Zapp en Zappelin". Adformatie (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  3. Jarco Kriek & Jan Hein Visser (12 March 2013). "NPO wil namen publieke TV- en radiozenders wijzigen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  4. Robert Briel (14 July 2014). "Dutch pubcasters rename all radio and TV channels". Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. "Z@PP krijgt restyling" (in Dutch). Adformatie. 11 August 2008.
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