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Until the 1960s the organ of the Catholic workers' movement. In the wake of the student uprisings confessional affiliations were dropped and De Volkskrant became the country's leading leftist newspaper. Together with Trouw and AD it belongs to the Belgian publisher De Persgroep. Since 2010 the paper has appeared in tabloid format. Circulation has dropped in recent years as a result of the global economic crisis.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Left-leaning
Circulation: 252,000 (2010)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Saturday

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: De Persgroep
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1919

Jacob Bontiusplaats 9
NL-1018 LL Amsterdam
Phone: 0031-(0)20 - 562 9222

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1.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 17/04/2015

Rejected refugees need food and a bed

A fierce conflict has broken out in the Dutch coalition over services for asylum seekers whose applications have been refused. The Social Democratic party PvdA ... » more

2.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 10/04/2015

Hiring and firing at ING Bank

ING Bank has announced plans to terminate its contracts with a large number of subcontracted workers and independent companies before July 1 to avoid employment ... » more

3.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 08/04/2015

Dutch train conductors shouldn't be armed

Following several violent attacks on train conductors the Netherlands' railway workers trade union is calling for staff to be armed with truncheons and pepper spray. ... » more

4.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 01/04/2015

ABN Amro bank should stay in state's hands

The Dutch government will make a new attempt at privatising the state-owned bank ABN Amro after its top managers decided not to accept controversial pay ... » more

5.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 25/03/2015

Half the minimum wage for youths unfair

In the Netherlands young workers are protesting against a regulation under which the minimum wage for employees aged between 18 and 23 can be as ... » more

6.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 18/03/2015

Rutte's government needs opposition

The Dutch will elect new provincial parliaments today, Wednesday. These parliaments' MPs will then elect the First Chamber of the national parliament in May. According ... » more

7.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 11/03/2015

PM also discredited after drug boss scandal

Following the resignation of Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten over a controversial deal between the public prosecutor's office and a drug boss, the opposition in ... » more

8.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 09/03/2015

Minister's gamble over drugs deal backfires

In the scandal over a deal worth millions between the Dutch public prosecutors' office and a drug boss 15 years ago, a TV broadcaster has ... » more

9.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 03/03/2015

Dutch politician reveals double standard

After the resignation of Dutch MP Mark Verheijen of the right-wing liberal VVD party amidst allegations that he wrongly declared expenses, Marjolein Faber of Geert ... » more

10.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 27/02/2015

Draghi sabotages stability pact

Once again the terms of the stability pact have been overtaken by the reality of the situation, the left-liberal daily De Volkskrant laments: "It is ... » more


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