Gazet van Antwerpen

The Gazet van Antwerpen (Antwerp Gazette, popularly named De Frut, "sour head cheese") is a Belgian newspaper in Antwerp and Flanders, published by Concentra.

Gazet van Antwerpen
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorLuc Rademakers
Founded1891 (1891)
Sister newspapersHet Belang van Limburg

History and profile

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)


Year Copies in Circulation Notes
2002 140,089[2]
2004 117,000[3][4]
2007 109,472 4th best-selling newspaper in the country[5]
2008 105,151[6]
2009 103,149[7]
2010 102,100
2011 99,150[6]


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  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.
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  6. "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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