De Standaard

Expect the unexpected

De Standard guarantees clear, reliable reporting and quality journalism every day. But there is more, as the tagline Expect the Unexpected suggests. Peel back the layers of De Standaard to reveal touching stories, informative viewpoints and surprising images. The newspaper reaches 350,000 readers daily through paid subscriptions, with many renewing every year. That’s because De Standaard delivers what it promises – top-quality journalism.

De Standaard in perspective

De Standaard
De Standaard

A reliable news source that gives depth and meaning to each day’s events. Readers of De Standaard will always find something of interest they weren’t expecting.

dS Weekblad
dS Weekblad

Ambitious journalism with a longer perspective: gripping reports, challenging interviews and the best photojournalism that go beyond the daily headlines in search of what’s changing in our world.

dS Magazine
dS Magazine

A guide to the good life, with quality reports and features on fashion, design, travel, gastronomy and architecture. A series of famous columnists – stars in their own field – provide inspiration.

dS Letteren
dS Letteren

De Standaard is the only Flemish newspaper with a fully-fledged literature supplement. De Letteren has been a permanent fixture in the book world for nearly 70 years and is highly appreciated by its readership.

dS Avond
dS Avond

An evening edition is published at 5pm every weekday in De Standaard's newspaper app. That's when the editors draw a line in the sand and look back on the main news of the day.

Standaard.be and dS Nieuws
Standaard.be and dS Nieuws

De Standaard’s website is updated 24/7 and presents the most interesting news in a straightforward way, on desktop or smartphone. You’ll find both free and paid-for journalism here.