Oldest newspaper in the world publishes its first digital Sunday edition

The Haarlems Dagblad, founded in 1656 and claimed to be the oldest newspaper in the world, published yesterday its first Sunday edition using the Twipe Digital Publishing Suite. The digital only newspaper can be read on iPad, iPhones, Android Tablets, Android Smartphones and Web.

First digital-only Sunday newspaper

The first digital only Sunday edition of het Haarlems Dagblad

Het Haarlems Dagblad is published daily using the Twipe Digital Publishing Suite. We wanted to do something special for the first Kings Day in the Netherlands”, says Gerben van ‘t Hek – Editor in Chief at Het Haarlems Dagblad. “We wanted to give everyone a present the day after this big party”. The subscribers of the newspaper were informed by mail, push message or via the website. This resulted in more than 6000 downloaded publications.

“Haarlems Dagblad called us at the start of last week with this idea. The Twipe Digital Publishing Suite allows to publish easily extra editions, so things went really smooth.”, says Ruben Gees – Key Account Manager at Twipe.

Haarlems Dagblad, one of the oldest newspapers in the world

Weeckelycke Courante van Europa, 1656

first edition was published by Abraham Casteleyn, beginning in 1656 under the title Weeckelycke Courante van Europa (“Weekly Newspaper of Europe”). The name changed later, in 1664 and became known as De Oprechte Haerlemse Courant. During the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, the Opregte Haarlemsche Courant was forced to merge with Haarlems Dagblad, which makes the latter paper the oldest title.

Source – Wikipedia


Danny Lein
Twipe Founder & CEO

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