This article showcases our top picks for the best Netherlands based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Netherlands News Companies
Blendle is basically an iTunes for Dutch newspapers, an app and a website where readers can buy articles for €0.10 to €0.30 (13¢ to 38¢) a pop. Blendle sells articles from most of the major Dutch papers, as well as from some Belgian publishers, and magazines that include the Economist.
Readers can scan the major front pages and a handful of recommendations for individual articles from staffers and their friends. The recommendations are presented in a format that looks a little like Twitter.
New users start with a credit of €2.50, and so far one in five has spent more than that. Buyers have a short window during which they can cancel an article purchase and get a refund.
If they don’t, Blendle takes a 30% cut.. .
Crowdynews helps content reach its full potential by creating more credible, more encompassing, and more valuable connections between content creators and content consumers. Our AI-driven user-generated content curation engine provides a one-stop shop for automating the inclusion of relevant, real-time, and safe content from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, and more alongside content developed by news media and brands.
Using artificial intelligence & natural language processing, we enable our customers to tell “the whole story” by augmenting their own content with photos, videos, eyewitness reports, and opinions shared through social media & on the web, driving engagement, improving conversion, and increasing revenue.. .
Pr.co is a public relations toolkit that enables users to create online pressrooms, publish press releases, pitch them to media contacts, and manage PR content. Personal pressrooms contain all the users’ press releases, coverage, contacts, media, and company information.
Pr.co also enables users to attach high resolution images, videos, sounds, and documents on to their PR content. They also can import press contacts, distribute latest releases, personalize messages, and send mass emails.
Pr.co was launched by Stefan Borsje, Marc Kohlbrugge, and Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten in October 2013 and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.. .
The Next Web
The Next Web (TNW) is a technology-focused media company that manages several initiatives focused on international technology news, business, and culture. Its brands include TNW Blog, TNW Events, TNW Deals, and TNW Academy.
The Next Web expands its global presence on and off its website through content syndication, with events that bring the tech-ecosystem together, and the addition of new channels and online services that come out of The Next Web Labs. Its online publication has editions in Europe, Latin America, and North America.
The website has more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views. The Next Web Events organizes tech conferences that enable the international tech community to meet, do business, and learn about the latest trends in web and mobile.
It also organizes smaller events such as the Startup Awards, Bowlr, and its developers’ conference, Kings of Code. The Next Web Deals is an online marketplace that offers products and services related to software, e-learning, lifestyle, designer assets, gadgets, and accessories.
The TNW Academy offers online courses. Twitter Counter, Social Statistics.com, Paydro.com, Press.doc, and Spread.us are some of the startups funded by The Next Web Labs.
The Next Web was co-founded by Arjen Schat, Patrick Laive, and Boris Zanten in 2006 and is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.. .
3ders.org is a news site that offers news on 3D printing technology, reviews, interviews, industry directories, price comparisons, company rankings, and more. The company is focused on the aggregation and dissemination of the innovative ideas and good design.
3ders.org was launched in 2011 and is operated from the Netherlands.. .
NL Times is an online platform that offers English-language news and information about happenings in the Netherlands. The platform covers crime, politics, business, sports, food, health, technology, and more.
NL Times is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.. .
NRC is a Dutch media company that provides several quality newspapers and digital products. NRC Media manages the newspaper NRC Handelsblad and NRC Week.
In addition, it operates websites, including nrc.nl, nrcnext.nl, and website Fokke and Sukke. NRC was founded in 1828..
INsight is all about INspirational people with INcredible stories to tell. INsight is committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting.
They are a global factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating content that takes the viewer on an adventurous journey to explore and INteract with stories. The range of programming will demonstrate the best of Ultra HD; from beautiful, vivid cinematography to high-speed action.
INSIGHT is committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting. They are a global factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating content that takes the viewer on an adventurous journey to explore and interact with stories.
INSIGHT is the first channel that brings a new experience to this generation’s audience by shooting and broadcasting content in Ultra HD.. .
Tweakers.net is a Dutch website that features news and information about hardware, software, and the internet. The website was launched in 1998 by Femme Taken, a computer enthusiast, under the name World of Tweaking.
It publishes news, reviews, and video reports about technology subjects with a strong focus on the Netherlands. In addition, it also features reviews, bi-monthly guides, and classifieds for jobs and used hardware.
As of March 6, 2006, Tweakers.net is a subsidiary of VNU Business Publications B.V.. .
Hospitality Net is an online resource for hospitality and hotel news, market reports, columns, staff movements, industry events, jobs, supplier news, and industry links. It publishes content on topics such as real estate and investment, hotel openings, social media, revenue management, food and beverage, innovation, education and learning, technology, and more.
Hospitality Net has different editions based on the regions of the readers such as global, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Central and South America, Middle East and Africa, and U.S.A. and Canada.
Hospitality Net was launched in 1995 and is operated from Maastricht, Netherlands. It is a part of the Hsyndicate network..
LetsGoDigital is an online news platform that offers in-depth camera reviews, picture galleries, and the photography news. Being multi-lingual it also covers electronics, GPS navigation systems, printers, smartphones, software, and other related products.
LetsGoDigital is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.. .
FashionUnited is an international business-to-business fashion platform. The platform offers fashion news, fashion jobs, and the statistics of the industry as well as a Fashion Education Network.
FashionUnited is active in more than 25 countries and the website is available in 16 languages. It was created by Lennard Minderhoud and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands..
Blockchain News facilitates a website that enables its users to find news, articles, and videos related to blockchain technology solutions. Blockchain News also provides information, reviews, and interviews about startups and projects in the blockchain community.
Blockchain News was founded by Richard Kastelein in November 2015.. .
Create snackable & interactive content with Maglr! Maglr is a SaaS content creation platform with a user-friendly Block editor for marketers and an extensive Pro editor for designers. Users can start from scratch or choose between 100+ customisable templates.
Maglr lets you create, publish, embed and analyse content that is responsive on any device, without having to write a single line of code. Publication types: online magazines, annual reports, corporate presentations, sales tool, social ads microsites, landing pages, infographics and more.
We’re living in times where consumers decide where, when and how they want to consume content. Increasing relevance in the age of content overload and building brand engagement are one of the biggest challenges companies face.
At Maglr we firmly believe that snackable and interactive content empowers your audience to actively participate in engaging with and consuming your content. No matter what story you have to tell.
Get inspired and check out some beautiful examples from our clients: https://www.maglr.com/en/examples/inspire. .
imgZine has established itself as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the Netherlands. imgZine helps large companies to optimize their internal and external communications.
The company provides a platform that allows organisations to unlock their existing communications to mobile devices. Via an internal app imgZine optimizes the distribution of information between the organisation and its employees.
The ultimate goal is to increase employee engagement. Via an external content marketing app, it also provides a tool for large organizations to become thought leader in their area of expertise.
Last year, The Next Web elected the company for the Tech5 competition for the second year in a row – an international first! imgZine is part of the ORTEC Group and is based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We have sales offices in the USA an Australia and currently employ 50 people.
Customers are publishers like De Persgroep and Telegraaf Media Groep and corporates such as Vodafone Germany, ING, Rabobank, ABN Amro and Philips.. .
As of May 2008, Kamera’s content is carried by over 70 online corporate customers and over 40 mobile carriers worldwide. Kamera’s headquarters are in Stockholm, with local offices in Singapore and Cairo..
De Telegraaf is an online publication and general news provider in the Netherlands. It provides its readers with news, articles, and information related to several categories such as private telesport, DFTV, obituaries, travel and tourism, automotive, and much more.
De Telegraaf was founded on January 1, 1893. It is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands..
ANP (Netherlands national news agency) is the most important news supplier in The Netherlands. It provides news coverage for the Dutch daily newspapers, radio, television and the internet.
ANP’s general news service supplies a steady flow of news stories, infographics and photographs from across the country and around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ANP was founded in 1934 by the daily newspapers in The Netherlands.
In the last few decades market circumstances have changed rapidly and therefore the foundation was converted into a private company. Since May 2001 ANP operates independently in the media market, allowing the company to increase its commercial activities.
Nowadays ANP produces some 160,000 news stories and 100,000 photographs a year, tailored to the various needs and styles of the news media. Out of this feedstock ANP develops marketable products that are being sold by its business lines..
Launched in january 2013, Upcoming quickly became the #1 listicle site in the Netherlands. With a reported 3.500.000 unique visitors per month, it reaches 1 out of 16 Dutch citizens on a monthly basis.
Upcoming’s content is created by a small editorial staff, combined with a large network of volunteers – the so-called ‘content kings and queens’. The site uses an advanced Content Management System, which relies heavily on big data and which was developed in-house.
In 2014, Upcoming announced plans for expansion to other European countries, in cooperation with local publishers. Upcoming is a startup within Telegraaf Media Group, the largest publisher in the Netherlands..
Smart.pr is a smart and simple software tool for PR and communications professionals. Send more personal, easier and more effective your press release.
And learn from it. How does that work? You manage your media contacts and have access to the best journalists database of Netherlands.
You make your press releases to, then you can redistribute it personally. And you measure the impact of your press release, until the publication figures and social media.
PR is much easier. With Smart.pr you have everything in one place.
With all your colleagues, always online, use anywhere. Where you know all the relevant journalists.
Where you send an email and always positive message gets back. No more searching, guessing, spamming, frustrations with formatting and attachments, confusion or endless follow-up calls.
Udoc is an online document department store. It facilitates companies and individuals to publish documents (like books, templates, contracts, magazines, research, thesis etc).
When you have uploaded a document you can choose to make it available free of charge or for a fee. It is also possible to offer a printed document.
The upload service is free, you pay a fee when a document is sold.. .
NOS is a large-scale news organization in the Netherlands that provides latest news, national and international sport, and reporting events. NOS delivers information to its viewers from every conceivable media: television, radio, web, mobile, social networks, narrowcasting, and consoles.
NOS was established in 1956 and is headquartered in Hilversum.. .
You are the Journalist – What if Reddit, Twitter and Wikipedia had a baby? By giving the power of creation and publication back to the news creators and consumer, we restore journalism’s goals and values, giving back ‘power to the people’. An advertisement-driven, quantity-driven broken model that omits prosumer participation, fighting for our attention, feeding people what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.
Fake news, biased information and sensationalism are a direct result of the attention-based model, and prevail the industry. Misinformation and emotion-based decision making steers the general population.
This is a problem for us personally, as well as for society as a whole. We live in an era where we have more power to take measures in our own hands than we’ve had ever before.
We want to challenge the existing, opinionated, traditional media model. Just as what Airbnb and Uber did to their industries, nwzer wants to disrupt the news industry.
We believe that together, we can build the first user-generated news agency.. .
iCulture is a Dutch web-based portal that provides information about Apple products and applications. It offers news, tips, reviews, rumors, and other relevant information about all Apple mobile products.
iCulture was launched on December 19, 2006 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.. .
Expatica is an international media company that provides a tailored local news service and essential information on living, working, and moving to potential expats. Users can access an online dating site, job and house searching tools, and free expert services as well as community pages to post discussions, events, and classifieds.
Expatica was launched in 2000 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.. .
Nouncy is a new way to announce your news. We got really frustrated sending email newsletters.
Open rates are dropping, they still look like they did in 1995 and they completely ignore the power of social networks. With Nouncy you can transform your announcements into amazing web pages in our Medium-style editor and notify your subscribers using email.
You can also invite colleagues, employees, friends or other ambassadors to work as a team to create a ripple effect online together.. .
GIM International, the global magazine for geomatics, is published 12 times a year. The working scope of GIM International is worldwide and focuses on reporting the latest news and communicating new developments and applications in geomatics.
GIM International defines ‘geomatics’ as encompassing all activities relating to the acquisition, processing, querying, analysis, presentation, dissemination, management and use of geo-data and geo-information. The journal addresses both technological and managerial aspects of the industry and profession..
Vision: Spread the love for electronic music around the globe – give anyone anywhere access to great electronic music, events and lifestyle. General description: DanceTrippin is a global dance-content powerhouse, which produces high quality dance music TV content and distributes it to the masses through its own channels: linear TV, online and mobile.
The website www.dancetrippin.tv has been one of the most popular online destinations for lovers of quality dance music for over a decade. This is due to a unique offering of video-content shot all over the world (Ibiza, Miami, Amsterdam, Ukraine and even Beijing) at the most groundbreaking dance-events with performances of the biggest DJ’s on the electronic music scene..
Tech Tastic is an online platform that offers news, reviews, tutorials, and more on technology developments. The platform covers piracy, operating systems, gaming, smartphones, smart watches, tablets, and more.
Tech Tastic was founded in Niels Summer and is based in Hardenberg, The Netherlands.. .
Ilse media b.v. engages in online publishing.
The company also operates a search engine. It offers sites on the ilse media network to search for information, news, and entertainment on the Internet.
It also provides online advertising through its Internet portals. Ilse media b.v.
was formerly known as Ilse and changed its name to Ilse media b.v. in 2000.
Ilse media b.v. was founded in 1996 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
As per the transaction announced on July 5, 2000, Ilse media b.v. is a subsidiary of Sanoma Uitgevers B.V..
Frankwatching is an independent cross-media platform that focuses on knowledge about online trends, tips & tricks. That happens not only on the site but also via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and a multitude of other channels.
The subjects Frankwatching vary the online aspects of marketing, communications and social media to mobile development, user experience and new media. Founded in 2004 Frankwatching grown from a one-man blog to a large and active community.
They are the readers and followers who share knowledge through many channels, enter into discussions and give their opinion. We now have more than 185,000 subscribers, followers and fans; 300,000 unique visitors per month and more than 1 million page views per month as well.
Frankwatching is the most popular marketing & tech blog in the Netherlands. Started by Frank Janssen in 2004 as an individual blog, Frankwatching has grown into an authoritative on-line platform focussing on various aspects of the Internet.
Frankwatching is editorially independent, leaving over 400 expert authors free to share their vision and knowledge. Frankwatching is aimed at professionals who are willing to share their knowledge with others and who like to participate in conversations.
Frankwatching encourages critical analysis of current developments. Anyone who shares their passion for online trends, tips and tricks, is very welcome to join in these conversations and engage in Frankwatching’s very active and knowledgeable community!.
Under my lead Zoom Media has evolved to the #1 search engine for radio and television content in the Netherlands. We produce in-depth analyses of broadcasted content and provide contextual metadata to a wide range of governmental and private organizations.
As the founder and CEO of Zoom Media, I am challenged with the technological innovations and developments in the field of journalism, media and big data on a daily basis. Therefore I am deeply interested in constructing sustainable paid content models and strongly believe that co-creation and customization lead to added value..
Africa Interactive is an online publisher, building and maintaining a worldwide, interactive multimedia platform, focused on Africa. We are the publisher of www.AfricaNews.com and www.AfrikaNieuws.nl.
From Africa Interactive: “Our objective is to build an open platform for people and organizations to find and share information on Africa. As a publisher, we aim to show the multiple facets of the continent.
Part of this process includes building a network of qualified African media talent that generate news and opinions from an African perspective. We use online multimedia strategies to give this professional network a podium to the world.” Africa Interactive is based in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and operates satellite offices in South Africa and Kenya..
BNR Nieuwsradio is a Dutch commercial radio station that provides the latest news in the fields of employment, entrepreneurship, economics, and business. The station offers important columns by macroeconomists, including Kees de Kort, Kustaw Bessems, Bernard Hammelburg, and many others.
It enables its listeners to stay up to date with news and tips for their organizations as well as get in touch with business owners and professionals, and share experiences. BNR Nieuwsradio was founded in 1998 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands..
Individuals, organizations and small businesses can create their own digital magazine trough the Readmore website. The magazines can be read on computers and iPads.
Readmore is totally free and offers its publishers the possibility to participate in an advertising program, where Readmore will take care of the advertisements for the publisher.. .
Cross Media Ventures
Cross Media Ventures is a Dutch company focused on the production, hosting, and distribution of event broadcasts. It also utilizes online solutions such as real-time websites and social media to enhance these events.
The company works with international radio and TV broadcasters, and provides global radio distribution and on-site production services. It has a network of over 120 high-end radio stations from all over the globe.
It works for artists and event organizers such as Tomorrowland, Insomniac EDC, Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Fedde Le Grand, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, and more. Cross Media Ventures is based in Bennekom, the Netherlands..
Dutch News is an online platform that provides the latest local and international news. Over 15,000 people read DutchNews.nl every day, either online or through a free subscription to its daily digital newsletter.
The platform provides news in the categories of politics, business, society, health, tech and media, sport, and more. Its news copy is based on their own years of experience, media coverage, press releases, and Dutch newspaper articles and they try to credit and link to their sources as much as possible.
Dutch News was founded in 2006 and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.. .
Nieuws.nl is a Dutch mobile and online news paper with special attention to local, region and special interest groups news, besides national and international, automotive, entertainment and sport news. Nieuws.nl cooperates closely with local partners, who co-own their local news pages, to ensure that they are the first to report on news from all regions of the Netherlands.
Nieuws.nl is actively searching to expand its network of local and special interest groups reporters.. .
Nine Connections is a web application that helps media professionals detect interesting news fast, increase engagement, and reach new audiences. It provides predictive technological capabilities to companies in the Netherlands, Europe, and across the world to help them get the most out of their social media behavior.
Nine Connections was founded in 2009 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.. .
StartupJuncture is a blog about all things related to startups. StartupJuncture was founded in September 2012 by four original authors (Samir, Sieuwert, Tijs and Wouter), each with a background in business and a passion for startups.
Our goal is to make StartupJuncture a central platform with relevant articles and news on, from and for the Dutch startup scene. The blog has a focus on The Netherlands, but also highlights interesting and relevant European or international startup news..
FacilityWereld.nl is the meeting place for facility professionals and focuses on anyone who has to deal with the art facility. For them, they are the source of information and knowledge which all aspects of facility management are discussed.
They bring news, backgrounds, (video) interviews, columns and an extensive calendar of events. On FacilityWereld.nl you have the ideal opportunity to bring your company and products journalism to the attention of your (potential) customers.
They call this managed content. It works better and more effective than ‘just advertise..
Maps4News is a MapCreator service. They are a tight team of map fanatics located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
They create, design and develop the Maps4News service with passion and a close attention to detail. They are proud of their longstanding relationships with journalists, news organizations and press agencies all over the world..
NXP Software B.V
NXP Software B.V. A leading global software vendor for mobile multimedia.
Innovative solutions and applications for OEM and Svp deliver Xtraordinary multimedia experiences!.Its focus is on the key benefits for the content providers by increasing efficiency for streaming video content to the mobile end-user on multiple platforms.. .
Mommy Talks is the first social video platform before moms, by moms. Through short videos -which Mommy Talks for mothers monteert- mothers tell their experiences with products and services.
These are usually products that they have purchased themselves but can also be supplied. Only the mother decides what she says and hopes to help this other mothers with making choices.
Create your own profile and discuss them with other mothers.. .
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