|Publisher||PCM Uitgevers NV|
Algemeen Dagblad was founded in 1946. The paper is published in tabloid format and is headquartered in Rotterdam. Its regional focus includes the cities and regions around Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. In South Holland and Utrecht it is published and distributed with local dailies. The national ion is for sale everywhere and distributed throughout the rest of the Netherlands. AD is owned by DPG Media (known as De Persgroep until 2019) and is published by PCM Uitgevers NV.
AD 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 ion.
|Anton van der Vet||1958–1968|
|Huibert Nicolaas Appel||1968–1974|
|Ron Abram & Karel Giel||1975–1980|
|Peter van Dijk||1993–2000|
|Peter de Jonge||2009–2010|
|Hans Nijenhuis||Since 2016|
In the period of 1995–1996 AD had a circulation of 401,000 copies, making it the second best-selling paper in the country. In 2001 its circulation was 335,000 copies. In 2013 the paper was the second largest paid newspaper of the Netherlands after De Telegraaf. After a merger with seven regional newspapers on 1 September 2005 and ongoing reduction in readership, it had an average circulation merger of 365,912 copies in 2014. In 2017, it was down to 341,249 copies.