Gazet van Antwerpen

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This article is about the newspaper. For the cyclo-cross race sponsored by the newspaper, see Cyclo-cross Gazet van Antwerpen.
Type Daily
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Concentra
Editor Luc Rademakers
Founded 1891; 124 years ago (1891)
Headquarters Katwilgweg 2
Antwerp B-2050

The Gazet van Antwerpen (Antwerp Gazette, popularly named De Frut, "sour head cheese") is a Belgian newspaper in Antwerp and Flanders, published by Concentra.

History and profile[edit]

The first edition appeared on 3 November 1891. Its editor was Jan Baptist Napolitaan Van Os, a Catholic. Shortly afterwards, the company NV De Vlijt took over the newspaper. Circulation rose to 25,000 in 1893 and 40,000 in 1896. Around the First World War, circulation was just short of 100,000. It was not be published during the First or the Second World War.

In 1973, the Gazet van Antwerpen reached its peak of 210,000. The NV De Vlijt merged into the Regionale Uitgeversgroep with Concentra Holding in 1996, the publisher of Het Belang van Limburg. Concentra was listed on the Euronext Brussels until 2004.

The paper's 2002 circulation was 140,089 copies.[1] In 2007 the paper had a circulation of 109,472 copies, being the fourth best-selling newspaper in the country.[2] The circulation of Gazet van Antwerpen was 105,151 copies in 2008 and 102,950 copies in 2009.[3] It was 102,100 copies in 2010 and 99,150 copies in 2011.[3]


  • Jan Baptist Napolitaan Van Os (1891–1893),
  • Jan van Kerckhoven (1893–1899)
  • Frans Goris (1899–1938)
  • Louis Kiebooms (1938–1949)
  • Louis Meerts (1949–1985)
  • Lou De Clerck (1985–1991)
  • Jos Huypens (1991–1996)
  • Luc Van Loon (1996–2004)
  • Luc Rademakers (2004–2007 )
  • Pascal Kerkhove (2007–present)


  1. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries". Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Liina Puustinen; Itır Akdoğan (July 2008). "Mapping Media and Communication Research: Belgium" (Report). University of Helsinki. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 

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