Frequently asked questions

1. Applicant

  • Is there anything I am committed to when I sign up?

    Your registration via our website is without obligation. You are not immediately committing to anything. After you register, your details will be forwarded to the Depot Manager(s) in your area. They will then contact you and together, you can discuss what’s possible.

  • I have registered, what now?

    Your details will be forwarded to the Depot Manager(s) in your area. If you have not been contacted within five working days, there are currently no newspaper routes available. If a route becomes available in the future, the Depot Manager will contact you.


  • I am on the waiting list, what now?

    You will be placed on the waiting list if there are currently no newspaper routes available in your area. The Depot Manager will contact you when a newspaper route becomes available.

2. Deliverer

  • Do I need an ID to deliver?

    Yes, if you want to work as a Newspaper Deliverer you need to be able to identify yourself using a valid ID document. This can be an ID card, passport or European identity card from one of the EEA countries. If you come from outside of the EEA, you will need to present a valid passport and a valid residence permit with the words “work is permitted, a work permit is not required” on the back.

  • How old do I have to be to deliver?

    There is a minimum age of 15 for newspaper delivery, there is no maximum age. As long as your feel fit enough, you can deliver newspapers!



  • Can I deliver more than one newspaper?

    This depends on what newspaper you deliver, your age and whether other newspapers are available in your delivery area.

    Morning paper

    Do you want to deliver the morning paper and are you under 18? Then you can only deliver one newspaper area. If you are 18 or older, you can deliver multiple newspapers within your area.

    It must be feasible to deliver the newspapers to the subscribers before the fixed time. This is always decided in consultation with the respective Depot Manager.


  • What kind of contract do I get as a Newspaper Deliverer?

    As a Newspaper Deliverer, you are employed under a freelance agreement that you enter into with your Depot Manager. This means that you are a freelancer and not an employee with an employment contract. Therefore, there is no question of permanent employment.

  • As a Newspaper Deliverer, am I entitled to sickness benefit or unemployment benefit?

    Only socially insured individuals (SVW members) are insured for the Sickness Benefit Act (ZW) and Unemployment Insurance Act (WV). If you are an SVW member, wage tax is withheld and paid to the Tax and Customs Administration on behalf of the Depot Manager. In the case of illness or unemployment, SVW members can claim ZW or VW benefits. The UWV pays the benefit directly to the SVW member. SVW members who have reached the AOW pension age are only insured under the ZW. In the event of sickness, they may claim ZW benefits for a maximum of 6 weeks.

  • How do I know where to deliver?

    Each day at the depot, you will receive your route list for the day. The delivery list contains all of the addresses where you will have to deliver that day. You can also view the delivery list digitally or via the Bezorgers app.

  • What is a depot?

    A depot is where all of the newspapers are delivered to after printing. As a Newspaper Deliverer, the depot is where you will pick up the newspapers and deliver them to the subscribers’ homes.

  • Where do I pick up the newspapers?

    You will pick up your newspapers each day at your nearest depot. The depot is where all Newspaper Deliverers gather to pick up their newspapers. Sometimes, it is possible to have the newspapers delivered to your home, this is up to your Depot Manager to decide.

  • How big is a newspaper route?

    The size of a newspaper route differs per area, the Depot Manager can tell you how big the area is. The duration and earnings of a newspaper route differs as a result, for more information head over to the next heading, ‘What do you earn with a paper route?’

  • Do I also deliver leaflets?

    No, you do not deliver leaflets, only newspapers.

  • Can I choose to only deliver during my holidays?

    This is certainly possible, we are also looking for deliverers during the holiday periods. On the application form you can select, “ I only want to deliver during the holidays.” There, you can specify the holiday period during which you want to deliver.

  • Do I need to arrange my own bicycle and pannier?

    Yes, you are responsible for acquiring a ‘good’ bike with which you can deliver your newspapers. You can get the pannier on loan from your Depot Manager. When you stop delivering, you have to return your pannier to the depot.

  • What if I can’t deliver one day (sick/vacation)?

    If you are ill, you must report this to your Depot Manager to allow them to arrange for a replacement. If you are on vacation, you must also report this to your Depot Manager in a timely manner.

  • How many days a week would I deliver newspapers?

    If you want to deliver the morning paper, you would do this six days a week. Before 07:00 Monday to Friday and before 08:00 on Saturdays. ! Can you only deliver on Saturday morning? Then just sign up! The Depot Manager will contact you to discuss the possibilities!

  • I don't have experience as a newspaper deliverer, is that okay?

    No problem! You don't need experience to start as a newspaper deliverer. After you sign up, we'll connect you with your depot manager. They will explain all the ins and outs of the job to you. You'll receive a handy app that shows you exactly where to deliver each newspaper. You can choose your own route using the built-in Google Maps, selecting the path that suits you best.

3. Morning delivery

  • When do I deliver the morning newspaper?

    You will deliver the morning newspaper six days a week. Before 07:00 on Monday to Friday and before 08:00 on Saturdays. Can you only deliver on Saturday? Then just sign up! The Depot Manager will then contact you to discuss the possibilities with you!

  • What morning newspaper can I deliver?

    Depending on your location you will deliver the following daily newspapers:

    De Telegraaf
    Volkskrant
    Trouw
    NRC Next
    Algemeen Dagblad
    Het Financieele Dagblad
    Nederlands Dagblad
    Gooi- en Eemlander
    Noordhollands Dagblad
    Leidsch Dagblad
    Haarlems Dagblad
    IJmuider Courant
    De Limburger
    Kidsweek
    Reformatorisch Dagblad
    Dagblad van het Noorden
    Stellingswerf
    Nieuwsblad Noord-oost-Friesland
    Nieuwe Ooststellingwerver
    Meppeler Courant
    Leeuwarder Courant
    Hoogeveensche Courant
    Friesch Dagblad
    Steenwijker Courant
    Balkster Courant

  • Is het niet zwaar om vroeg op te staan?

    Het vroege opstaan om de krant te bezorgen ervaren onze bezorgers juist als een groot voordeel! In de eerste dagen kan het even wennen zijn maar als je de smaak eenmaal te pakken heb ontdek je de voordelen die het je brengt. Je hebt een goed ochtendritme, kan genieten van alle rust op straat en de mooie natuur die ontwaakt. En als je klaar bent om 07:00 uur heb je de hele dag nog voor je!

4. Login

  • I am a Newspaper Deliverer, where can I log in?

    Newspaper Deliverers, Depot Managers, Carriers and other roles within the delivery process can log in via the blue “Login” button found at the top right of the website. Via mobile, you will find the “Login” button under the menu - a blue button with three white dashes. From there, you will be able to fill in your details, click “Continue” and you will be taken to your own dashboard.

  • I am a new Newspaper Deliverer and want to activate my account, how can I do this?

    As a new Newspaper Deliverer, you first need to activate your account. You can do this through the following:

    Click on the blue “Login” button in the upper right corner of the website.

    Via mobile, you can find this “Login” button under the menu - a blue button with three white dashes.

    Then click on the button which says, “I’m new and want to activate my account.”

    Enter your account number, postal code and house number. Note: enter your postal code in the format 1234AB, without a space.

    You will receive an email with your login details.

    After logging in, you will immediately see a screen where you have to set a new username, password and pin code.

  • I am a Newspaper Deliverer and I forgot my password, pin code and/or username?

    If you can’t remember your password, pin code or username you can request new, temporary login details via the option, “I forgot my username, password and/or pin code” on the login page of bezorgdekrant.nl. You can do this through the following:

    Fill in your account number

    Click on, “Continue”

    You will receive new, temporary login information by email.

    Log in with these temporary details

    After logging in, you will immediately see a screen where you have to set a new username, password and pin code.

  • I am a Newspaper Deliverer and I don’t know my account number?

    If you can’t remember your account number, please send an email to info@bezorgdekrant.nl stating your postal code and house number with the subject, “Forgotten account number.”

5. Earnings, Taxes & Insurance

  • Am I insured as a Newspaper Deliverer?

    As a Newspaper Deliverer, you are included in our collective accident insurance. This insurance offers coverage in case of permanent disability or death due to an event which occurs during the performance of your delivery duties. Every resident of the Netherlands is obliged to take our health insurance, so you have to take care of this yourself. Young people up to the age of 18 do not have to pay premiums.

  • As a Newspaper Deliverer, am I entitled to child benefits, student loans and social insurance?

    If you want to know what your delivery activities mean for child benefits or student finance, contact the Social Insurance Bank (de Sociale Verzekering Bank) or the Education Executive Agency de Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs), formerly known as Informatie Beheergroep. If you want to know how your delivery activities affect employee insurance (ZW, WIA, WW) or national insurance (AOW) then contact the benefits agency or the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (het Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid).

  • As a Newspaper Deliverer, am I entitled to sickness benefit or unemployment benefit?

    Only socially insured individuals (SVW members) are insured for the Sickness Benefit Act (ZW) and Unemployment Insurance Act (WV). If you are an SVW member, wage tax is withheld and paid to the Tax and Customs Administration on behalf of the Depot Manager. In the case of illness or unemployment, SVW members can claim ZW or VW benefits. The UWV pays the benefit directly to the SVW member. SVW members who have reached the AOW pension age are only insured under the ZW. In the event of sickness, they may claim ZW benefits for a maximum of 6 weeks.

  • What do you earn with a newspaper route?

    The earnings of a newspaper route depend on the size of the area and the number of newspapers being delivered. The Depot Manager can inform you on exactly what you will earn. For example, an hourly delivery in one neighbourhood earns €14,34! Note: Everyone runs a newspaper route at their own pace. A one-hour shift does not mean that it takes you an hour to deliver your entire route. Also keep in mind that in the first week, it might take you a bit longer to deliver your papers but you will, of course, get faster and faster!

  • Do I get any extras?

    Yes, you do! There are all kinds of interesting extras for deliverers, such as a startersbonus of €300,- , a free newspaper for good delivery, a rain suit and much more. At the end of the year, you will, of course, also receive the New Year cards with which you can go door-to-door for a great end-of-year bonus!

  • Do I have to pay taxes as a Newspaper Deliverer?

    That depends on whether you think you have to pay income tax. You are responsible for your Income Tax (IB) return. In principle, the income from a newspaper route is considered by the tax authorities as “Income from other work.” This means that no income tax will be deducted from your delivery wage and paid to the tax authorities. It is up to you to declare your income to the tax authorities. Whether you have to file a tax return depends on the amount you received and any other income. If you are covered by social insurance, wage tax will be deducted from your taxable income. You will receive a specification of this by mail. Before February 1st, you will receive an annual statement on which the total withheld wage tax is stated. Whether you still have to pay tax depends on the totalamount of withheld payroll tax and any other income. For more information, please contact the Tax Information Line. They can be reached on 0800-0543.


  • When and how often do I get paid?

    Payments will be sent automatically to your bank account each month.

  • What is the starting bonus?

    As a new delivery person you will receive a start bonus of €1000 spread over 6 months:

    After 2 months at €200

    After 4 months at €300,-

    After 6 months at €500

    Inquire for all conditions.

  • What are the rules for the €1000,- start bonus?

    Absolutely! You will receive the starting bonus spread over 6 months. After your first 2 months as a newspaper deliverer, you will receive €200,-, after 4 months you will receive €300,-, and after 6 months, you will receive an additional €500,-. This is on top of your monthly earnings, of course

6. Other jobs

  • What is a Depot Holder?

    A Depot Holder is the primary contact for a depot and responsible of all freelance workers within their depot. When you deliver newspapers, you can go to them with any questions regarding your newspaper delivery and earnings. Freelancers also include Newspaper Deliverers.

  • What is a Carrier?

    Throughout the Netherlands, there are outlying areas where deliveries cannot be made on foot or by bicycle. In these areas, newspapers are delivered by car, by a Carrier. A Carrier may also have the task of delivering the newspapers to the depots before the deliverers come to pick them up.

7. Subscribers

8. The BezorgApp

  • What exactly does the BezorgApp entail?

    The BezorgApp enhances the efficiency and convenience of newspaper delivery with convenient features that optimize the process. Additionally, it also offers you the opportunity to earn some extra cash on top of your regular earnings! Curious about the benefits? Then read on! 

  • What are the benefits of the BezorgApp?

    • Earn approximately €17 extra per route per month: Receive an extra bonus on top of your regular earnings for every newspaper you deliver. Swipe the delivery moment at the address in the app during your round and you'll receive compensation for a correct swipe within 200 meters of the address. This can add up to approximately €17 extra per route per month, depending on the size of your route.
    • Optimized delivery sequence: By using the app, your own delivery sequence is digitally recorded, helping you as both a beginner and an experienced delivery person to deliver more efficiently and save time during your delivery rounds.
    • Delivery app device: Request the device from your depot manager and gain digital access to your routes. All delivery addresses are provided with recipient names. If needed, the delivery address can be found via Google Maps, and furthermore, the device's lighting ensures optimal visibility during delivery, making delivery in the dark much easier!
    • Case: Request an arm case for the device from your depot manager, which you can easily attach to your wrist, freeing up your hands. Ideal!

  • Is there a digital delivery route list available?

    Yes, in the BezorgApp, there is a digital delivery route list available that provides easy access to all delivery addresses and information about your delivery route. This digital route list replaces the traditional paper lists and allows you to work more efficiently and stay organized, enabling you to carry out your delivery rounds smoothly and accurately.

  • Can I earn something extra?

    Absolutely, receive an extra bonus on top of your regular earnings for every newspaper you deliver! Swipe the delivery moment at the address in the app during your round, and you'll receive compensation for a correct swipe within 200 meters of the address. This can amount to approximately €17 extra per neighborhood per month, depending on the size of your neighborhood. 

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