Gazet van Antwerpen

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Concentra
Editor Luc Rademakers (nl)
Founded 1891; 126 years ago (1891)
Headquarters Antwerp
Sister newspapers Het Belang van Limburg

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]

Gazet van Antwerpen was established in 1891.[1] 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 World War I, its circulation was just short of 100,000.

In 1973, 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 which became its sister newspaper.[1] Concentra was listed on the Euronext Brussels until 2004.

Gazet van Antwerpen is published in tabloid format as its sister paper, Het Belang van Limburg.[1]


  • 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)


The 2002 circulation of Gazet van Antwerpen was 140,089 copies.[2] In 2004 its circulation was 117,000 copies.[3][4]

In 2007 the paper had a circulation of 109,472 copies, making it the fourth best-selling newspaper in the country.[5] The circulation of Gazet van Antwerpen was 105,151 copies in 2008[6] and 103,149 copies in 2009.[7] Its circulation was 102,100 copies in 2010 and 99,150 copies in 2011.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Shaping the Future of the Newspaper" (PDF). Strategy Report. 4 (5). June 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  2. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Liina Puustinen; Itır Akdoğan (July 2008). "Mapping Media and Communication Research: Belgium" (Report). University of Helsinki. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Communicating Europe Manual: Belgium" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

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