Algemeen Dagblad Newspaper Netherlands
The Algemeen Dagblad (short: AD) is a Dutch newspaper. Founded in Rotterdam in 1946, it currently has a daily circulation of 315,000. The newspaper is owned by AD NieuwsMedia, a joint venture between Wegener and PCM Uitgevers.
In September 2005, the company merged with several regional newspapers. The regional newspapers disappeared and instead the AD now includes a regional supplement in the districts previously served by these regional papers. Two of them, the AD Haagsche Courant (for The Hague region) and the AD Rotterdams Dagblad (for the Rotterdam region) appear in both a morning and an evening edition.