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List of Dutch flags

This is a list of flags used in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. For more information about the national flag, visit the article Flag of the Netherlands.

National flag

Flag Date Use Description
1954 Flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands A horizontal tricolor of red, white and blue.
Hanging flag Hanging variant of the national flag
Orange streamer Orange is the colour of the Royal Family

Constituent countries

Flag Date Use Description
1937 Flag of the Netherlands
18 March 1976 Flag of Aruba
2 July 1984 Flag of Curaçao
13 June 1985 Flag of Sint Maarten

Provinces and public bodies of the Netherlands

Provinces

Flag Date Use Description
19 February 1947[1] Flag of Drenthe
9 January 1986[2] Flag of Flevoland
Flag of Friesland
Flag of Gelderland
Flag of Groningen
Flag of Limburg
Flag of North Brabant
Flag of North Holland
Flag of Overijssel
Flag of South Holland
Flag of Utrecht
Flag of Zeeland

Public bodies

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Bonaire
Flag of Saba
Flag of Sint Eustatius

Municipal flags

Flag Date Use Description
5 February 1975 Flag of the national capital, Amsterdam
1545–1549, 1647–? (1938), 1994–present Flag of Maastricht, the capital of the province of Limburg
10 February 1949 Flag of Rotterdam, the second city of The Netherlands
Flag of Arnhem, the capital city of the largest province of Gelderland
Flag of Eindhoven, the largest city of the province of Noord-Brabant
Flag of Lelystad, the capital of the province of Flevoland
Flag of Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland
1456 Flag of Sneek, the second city of the province of Friesland
Flag of the City of Utrecht, the capital of the province of Utrecht
Flag of The Hague, the capital of the province of South Holland
Flag of Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijssel
Flag of Enschede, the largest city of the Twente region
Flag of Hilversum, the largest city of the Gooi area

Royal Standard

Flag Date Use Description
2013–present Royal Standard of the Monarch A square orange flag, divided in four quarters by a nassau-blue cross with the small coat of arms of the Kingdom, surmounted by a royal crown and surrounded by the insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of William. Each quarter shows a bugle-horn which originates in arms of the Principality of Orange.

Other members of the Royal Family

Flag Date Use Description
1985–present Princes of the Netherlands
(Sons of Beatrix)
Constantijn and formerly Johan-Friso
As princes of the Netherlands use a 5:6 rectangular flag with the Royal standard colours and their parental arms (a white tower) in the lower hoist as difference.
1988–present Princes of the Netherlands
(Sons of Margriet)
Maurits, Bernhard, Pieter-Christiaan and Floris
As princes of the Netherlands use a 5:6 rectangular flag with the Royal standard colours and their parental arms (a white six pointed star) in the lower hoist as difference.
1960–present Princesses of the Netherlands
(Daughters of Juliana)
Irene, Margriet and Christina
As princesses of the Netherlands use a swallow tailed flag, with the Royal standard colours and their parental arms (a heraldic rose) in the lower hoist as difference.
2002–present Máxima of Orange-Nassau As queen Máxima uses a swallow tailed standard, with the colours of her husband's flag changed and her parental arms (a yellow tower) in the lower hoist.
2003–present Laurentien of Orange-Nassau As princess Laurentien uses a swallow-tailed standard, with the colours of her husband's flag counterchanged and her parental arms (a yellow heraldic lozenge) in the lower hoist.

King's Representatives

Flag Date Use Description
Standard of the Governor of Aruba
Standard of the Governor of Curaçao
Standard of the Governor of Sint Maarten

Military and naval flags

Flag Date Use Description
Tri Flag of the Ministry of Defence
Flag of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Civilian Jack of the Netherlands (unofficial; most common variant)
The "Geus", the naval jack of the Netherlands.
Navy flag of the Secretary of Defence.
Navy flag of the General Inspector of the Dutch Armed forces.
Navy flag of the Commander in chief of the Dutch Army.

Historical

Flag Date Use Description
1572–1795 The Prince's Flag A horizontal tricolor of orange, white and blue.
1795–1806 Flag of the Batavian Republic A horizontal tricolor of red, white and blue with the Republic’s emblem in the canton.
1959–1975 Flag of Dutch Guyana (Suriname) A white flag with white, black, brown, red and yellow five-pointed stars, connected by a black ellipse
1959–1986 Flag of the Netherlands Antilles white, with a horizontal blue stripe in the center, one-third of the flag's hoist, superimposed on a vertical red stripe of the same width, also centered; six white, five-pointed stars are arranged in a hexagon pattern in the center of the blue band, their points up. The six stars represented the six main islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
1986–2010 Flag of the Netherlands Antilles after the secession of Aruba white, with a horizontal blue stripe in the center, one-third of the flag's hoist, superimposed on a vertical red stripe of the same width, also centered; five white, five-pointed stars are arranged in a pentagon pattern in the center of the blue band, their points up. The five stars represented the five main islands of Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten.

Royal Standards

Flag Date Use Description
1908–2013 Royal Standard of the Monarch A square orange flag, divided in four quarters by a nassau-blue cross with the small coat of arms of the Kingdom, surmounted by a royal crown and surrounded by the insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of William. Each quarter shows a bugle-horn which originates in arms of the Principality of Orange.
1815–1908 Royal Standard of the Monarch The colours of the flag of the Netherlands with the royal coat of arms (without the mantle).

Other members of the Royal Family

Flag Date Use Description
1898–1908 Standard of a Prince A flag with the colours of the historical Royal Standard with the Royal coat of arms in an orange rectangle at the central band.
1898–1908 Standard of a Princess A swallow tailed flag with the colours of the historical Royal Standard with the Royal coat of arms in an orange rectangle at the central band.
1980–2004 Standard of Juliana of Orange-Nassau
1908–1934 Standard of Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont
1908–1910 Standard of Marie of Orange-Nassau
1980–2002 Standard of the Prince Consort
1948–1980 Standard of the Prince Consort
1908–1934 Standard of the Prince Consort

King's Representatives

Flag Date Use Description
1966–1975 Standard of the Governor of Suriname
1986–2010 Standard of the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles
1966–1986 Standard of the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles

References

  1. ^ "Provincie Drenthe - Hoe ziet de vlag van Drenthe er uit?". Provincie.drenthe.nl. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Provincie Flevoland - Vlag en Wapen". Flevoland.nl. 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
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