The paper appeared as early as 1864 as the Belinfante edition, but remained continuously under the control of the Sijthoff family for over 120 years since Albert Georg Sijthoff in 1883. The Sijthoff publishing company was attacked by car bomb after the newspaper printed a negative article about business activities in the 1980s by a collection agency owned by Dutch criminal Eef Hoos.
The paper remained in independent publication until 2005 when it merged with the Algemeen Dagblad, along with Rijn en Gouwe, Rotterdams Dagblad, De Dordtenaar and the Utrechts Nieuwsblad. It continued to be published as AD Haagsche Courant, a regional supplement covering The Hague region for the Algemeen Dagblad.
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