The Joop website was established by the left-leaning public broadcaster Vara in 2009 to act as a counter voice to right-wing online forums. It was modelled on the Huffington Post. It aims to trigger debates on current issues and positions itself against the right-wing populist politician Geert Wilders in particular, but so far has not developed into the broad forum it intended to become.

Political orientation Left-wing
Frequency of publication Regularly updated
Visits < 500.000
Online payment model All content for free
Location Hilversum, Netherlands
Publisher Vara
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 2009
Address Wim T. Schippersplein 3 (Media Park), 1217 WD Hilversum
Twitter @joop_nl