De Standaard first went into publication in 1918 as the successor to the Catholic weekly Ons Volk ontwaakt (Our People Awakes). For a long time it played a leading role in the Flemish nationalist movement. Under the then editor-in-chief Peter Vandermeersch, the quality newspaper abandoned the clerical stance and adapted a liberal outlook with a modern layout. A digital evening edition for PCs, tablets and smartphones has also been available since 2012.
|Frequency of publication||Monday to Saturday|
|Online payment model||Content partially fee-based|
|Area of distribution||Regional|
|Address||Gossetlaan 30, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden|
|Phone||0032 24 67 22 11|