No more paper newspapers on King’s Day 12:12 in Economy Due to the crowds in cities, newspapers say they can no longer reach their subscribers properly.

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On King’s Day, paper newspapers will no longer be published. DPG Media, owner of titles such as Trouw, de Volkskrant and AD, informed subscribers today that the newspaper will not be delivered that day.

NRC – owned by the Mediahuis – will also not appear on King’s Day. This has been the case for Het Financieele Dagblad, De Telegraaf and Het Parool for some time now.

DPG says that it is no longer possible to deliver newspapers everywhere in the Netherlands on King’s Day. “Due to free markets, parts of cities in particular cannot be reached by transport trucks from early in the morning and delivery drivers also have difficulty reaching all addresses.”

That is also the reason why, for example, Het Parool has no longer been delivered on King’s Day – many places in the capital are then difficult to reach. It is not clear whether the decision is also related to the shortage of newspaper deliverers or cost savings.

The media group writes that online news coverage will take place.

On other public holidays such as Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Ascension Day and Christmas, it has long been customary that no paper newspaper is published.

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