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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 | 25/06/2015

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

2.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 17/06/2015

No refugee policy without solidarity

Only if the EU states show solidarity with each other can the refugee crisis be resolved, argues the centre-left daily De Volkskrant: "Italy's neighbours, and ... » more

3.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 11/06/2015

Amsterdam's underworld increasingly brutal

A man from the criminal milieu was killed not far from a school by unidentified assailants on Tuesday morning in Zaandam near Amsterdam. The killers ... » more

4.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 21/05/2015

Blatter will no doubt die in the VIP lounge

According to reports in the media the chairman of the Royal Dutch Football Association, Michael van Praag, wants to withdraw his candidacy for the Fifa ... » more

5.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 20/05/2015

Money takes control at De Telegraaf

The editor-in-chief of the tabloid De Telegraaf was fired on Sunday evening, apparently after a row over publisher TMG's future influence on how the paper ... » more

6.  De Volkskrant - Netherlands | 08/05/2015

Time to scrap lèse-majesté

A Dutch citizen is facing criminal proceedings after shouting 'Fuck de koning' at a demonstration in November 2014. Dutch citizens, politicians and members of the ... » more

7.  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

8.  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

9.  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

10.  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


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