De Limburger

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De Limburger is a Dutch newspaper covering the province of Limburg. The Limburgs Dagblad merged into De Limburger at the end 2017.[2] Both newspapers were owned by Mediahuis. Dagblad De Limburger, the previous name of De Limburger, was founded after a merger of Dagblad voor Noord-Limburg and De Limburger.

De Limburger
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorBjorn Oostra
Circulation120,000 [1]

Merger historyEdit

  • De Limburger (since 2016)
    • Limburgs Dagblad (1918–2017; gradually phased out)
    • Dagblad De Limburger (1996-2016)
      • Dagblad voor Noord-Limburg (18 April 1945 - 30 December 1995) (Northern Limburg)
        • Continuation of: Nieuwe venlosche courant (1908-1944) (Venlo)
          • Formerly: Venloosch nieuwsblad - Venloosche courant
            • Venloosche courant: nieuw weekblad (1869-1908)
              • Continuation of: Nieuw Venloosch Weekblad
            • Venloosch Nieuwsblad (1898-1908)
              • Continuation of: Venloosch weekblad (1863-1898)
      • De Limburger: Maas- en Roerbode (1 October 1971 - 30 December 1995)
        • Maas- en Roerbode (1945-1971) (Middle Limburg)
          • Continuation of: De Nieuwe koerier (1904-1944)
            • Maas- en Roerbode (1856-1904)
            • Provinciale Limburgse Courant
        • De Nieuwe Limburger (1955-1971) (South Limburg)
          • De Gazet van Limburg (1945-1955) (Maastricht)
            • Veritas (1935-1941, 1944-1945) (Maastricht)

Limburgs DagbladEdit

Limburgs Dagblad
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mecom Group
EditorHuub Paulissen
Founded26 October 1918; 102 years ago (1918-10-26)
Ceased publication29 December 2017
Circulation46,209 (2008)

Limburgs Dagblad was a Dutch newspaper published in Sittard, Limburg. Founded in 1918, in 2008 the newspaper had a circulation of 46,209.[3] Its last issue was on 29 December 2017, after which the merger with De Limburger was complete.

Even before the merger was finalized, both newspapers operated as the Media Groep Limburg, owned by Mecom Group.[4] The newspapers operated a common website. In 2000 both newspapers were acquired by De Telegraaf, however, the Netherlands Competition Authority would only agree to this if both newspapers would stay separate. In 2005 this demand was dropped, and since then the newspapers have been working towards more cooperation. In 2006 the Media Group Limburg was sold to the British Mecom Group.


  1. ^ "Circulation figures". HOI, Institute for Media Auditing. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. ^ Thuis van Soest (19 March 2012). "Uitgevers in de problemen: 'digitaal' moet verlies regionale titels opvangen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  3. ^ Het Oplage Instituut
  4. ^ Thuis van Soest (19 March 2012). "Uitgevers in de problemen: 'digitaal' moet verlies regionale titels opvangen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 September 2012.