Dagblad van het Noorden

The Dagblad van het Noorden (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɑɣblɑt fɑn ət ˈnoːrdə(n)];[2] English: Daily of the North), abbreviated as DvhN, is a Dutch regional daily newspaper that is published and circulated in the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe in the northeastern Netherlands. The newspaper is owned by NDC Mediagroep. Erik Wijnholds has been editor-in-chief since 2017. It had a circulation of 96,515 copies in 2015.

Dagblad van het Noorden
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)NDC Mediagroep[1]
Editor-in-chiefErik Wijnholds
Founded2002 (2002)
HeadquartersGroningen, Netherlands
Circulation96,515 (2015)


The Dagblad van het Noorden is a merger of the Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (founded in 1888), the Groninger Dagblad (founded by merger in 1992),[3] and the Drentse Courant (founded by merger in 1991).

Its first edition was published on 2 April 2002. Jan Bonjer, who had been the editor-in-chief of the Drentse Courant, was the first editor-in-chief from 2002 to 2003.[4] Pieter Sijpersma was editor-in-chief from 2004 till 2017, when he was succeeded by Erik Wijnholds.[5][6]



The newspaper circulation started around 180,000 subscribers in 2002 and diminished to less than 100,000 subscribers in 2015.[7][8]


  1. (in Dutch) Dagblad van het Noorden, NDC Mediagroep. Retrieved on 14 December 2014.
  2. In isolation, van is pronounced [vɑn].
  3. "Nieuw dagblad verschenen in Groningen" (PDF). Nederlands Dagblad (in Dutch). 48 (12185). ANP. September 1, 1992. p. 4.
  4. (in Dutch) Marjan Agerbeek, "Stoelendans van bazen", Trouw, 2005. Retrieved on 24 September 2014.
  5. (in Dutch) "Pieter Sijpersma voorgedragen als hoofdredacteur DvhN", Dagblad van het Noorden, 2004. Retrieved on 24 September 2014.
  6. (in Dutch) "Colofon Archived 2014-08-27 at the Wayback Machine", Dagblad van het Noorden. Retrieved on 24 September 2014.
  7. Dagblad van het Noorden verliest opnieuw enkele duizenden abonnees, RTV Drenthe, 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  8. Abonneeverlies Dagblad van het Noorden vlakt af (in Dutch), RTV Noord, 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
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