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Front page on October 10, 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Owner De Persgroep Nederland
Founded February 18, 1943
Headquarters Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Official website

Trouw is a Dutch daily newspaper. "Trouw" is a Dutch word meaning "fidelity", "loyalty", or "allegiance". Head editor is Willem Schoonen, successor of Frits van Exter and Jan Greven and its circulation is estimated at 105,000 copies.

The Trouw was started during World War II by members of the Dutch Protestant resistance. The newspaper was published irregularly during the war due to lack of paper. The Nazi occupying forces tried to stop publication by rounding up and imprisoning around twenty of the couriers. They issued an ultimatum to the leaders of Trouw; however, the editors did not give in and all of the captured couriers were executed.

In 2004 it changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid. In their own words, in 2005, they intended to remain a newspaper, which is rooted in a Christian tradition, and aims to be a source of contemplation and inspiration for everyone, parishioner or not, who feels a need for moral and spiritual orientation.[1]

Today, Trouw is a part of the De Persgroep Nederland, the name given to the former PCM group after the Belgian publishing house De Persgroep bought a majority stake in PCM in the summer of 2009. Also NRC Handelsblad, Het AD, Het Parool and de Volkskrant are owned by De Persgroep Nederland, but NRC Handelsblad is expected to be sold before the summer of 2010.


  1. ^ Trouw - nieuws, verdieping en gids, paragraph 8, "Trouw", August 18, 2005, downloaded 6-12-08

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