Its circulation in 2015 was 430,686.
Although the newspaper originally represented a conservative voice, it is now a liberal populist messaging. During World War I the newspaper had a pro-British bias despite the neutrality of the Netherlands during that war, and during World War II it took on a pro-German viewpoint after the occupation of the Netherlands, however after the liberation of that country the old viewpoint resumed. The paper includes sections on general news, sports and financial (De Financiële Telegraaf). Other papers published by De Telegraaf includes the Boulevard news weekly Privé.