Algemeen Handelsblad

Algemeen Handelsblad was an influential Amsterdam-based liberal daily newspaper published between 1828 and 1970.

Algemeen Handelsblad
Voorpagina Nederlands dagblad "Algemeen Handelsblad" 10 Mei 1940.jpg
Front page of Dutch daily newspaper "Algemeen Handelsblad" May 10 1940. With headline: "German troops have crossed the Dutch border"
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nederlandse Dagbladunie (1962–1970)
Political alignmentLiberal
Ceased publication1 October 1970
People reading Algemeen Handelsblad

History and profileEdit

Algemeen Handelsblad was founded in 1828[1] by J.W. van den Biesen, a stock broker.[2] The paper aimed at providing news about trade, share holding and banking.[2] Later its coverage was expanded to cover political news.[2]

At the peak of its influence—from the time of the Boer War, when it championed the Boer cause in South Africa, through World War I—it was edited by Charles Boissevain. The paper had a liberal stance.[1]

Algemeen Handelsblad merged in 1970 with the Rotterdam-based liberal daily newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant into the NRC Handelsblad.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Cordula Rooijendijk (2005). That City is Mine!: Urban Ideal Images in Public Debates and City Plans, Amsterdam & Rotterdam 1945–1995. Amsterdam University Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-90-5629-382-6.
  2. ^ a b c "Algemeen Handelsblad Newspaper". Amsterdam Tourism. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ "NRC Handelsblad". Euro Topics. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.