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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 | 25/08/2015

Train station controls would be victory for terror

Following the thwarted presumed terror attack on a Thalys express train on Friday, demands for stricter controls at train stations are growing louder. That would ... » more

2.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 20/08/2015

Friends of Europe rare in the Netherlands

The Dutch House of Representatives approved the new bailout package for Athens by a slim majority on Wednesday afternoon, the last parliament to do so. ... » more

3.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 13/08/2015

Imtech has itself to blame for bankruptcy

Dutch banks have refused to bail out the international Dutch engineering group Imtech. Rightly so, intones the centre-left daily De Volkskrant, because the company has ... » more

4.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 11/08/2015

Enough of cheap meat in the Netherlands

The animal protection initiative Wakker Dier has declared war on cheap meat and called for a boycott of it in the supermarkets. But the responsibility ... » more

5.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 07/08/2015

Football clubs should pay for police presence

Due to a police strike in the Netherlands the majority of professional football matches have been cancelled for security reasons. If football cannot function without ... » more

6.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 22/07/2015

Refugee compromise a small breakthrough

The centre-left daily De Volkskrant takes a look at the compromise reached by the EU member states on the distribution of 55,000 refugees: "It is ... » more

7.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 13/07/2015

New language rules won't solve migrant problem

The centre-left Dutch daily De Volkskrant has decided to no longer use the word allochthoon [foreigner] in future but instead to use a hyphen to ... » more

8.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 07/07/2015

UN tribunal on MH17 would be useless

The Netherlands has asked the UN Security Council to appoint a UN tribunal to deal with the shooting down of flight MH 17. The centre-left ... » more

9.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 06/07/2015

The Dutch are not victims of Srebrenica

Twenty years after the genocide of Srebrenica, the Netherlands has once again accused its former allies of leaving the Dutch battalion of UN peacekeepers in ... » more

10.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 25/06/2015

Court rightly forces state to protect climate

A civil court in The Hague ruled on Wednesday that the Dutch state must reduced its CO2 emissions by at least 25 percent compared to ... » more


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