List of Dutch flags

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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[edit]

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

Constituent countries[edit]

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

Provinces and public bodies of the Netherlands[edit]

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Provinces[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag Drenthe.svg 19 February 1947[1] Flag of Drenthe
Flevolandflag.svg 9 January 1986[2] Flag of Flevoland
Frisian flag.svg Flag of Friesland
Gelderland-Flag.svg Flag of Gelderland
Flag Groningen.svg Flag of Groningen
NL-LimburgVlag.svg Flag of Limburg
North Brabant-Flag.svg Flag of North Brabant
Flag North-Holland, Netherlands.svg Flag of North Holland
Flag of Overijssel.svg Flag of Overijssel
Flag Zuid-Holland.svg Flag of South Holland
Utrecht (province)-Flag.svg Flag of Utrecht
Flag of Zeeland.svg Flag of Zeeland

Public bodies[edit]

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

Municipal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Amsterdam.svg 5 February 1975 Flag of the national capital, Amsterdam
Flag of Maastricht.svg 1545–1549, 1647–? (1938), 1994–present Flag of Maastricht, the capital of the province of Limburg
Flag of Rotterdam.svg 10 February 1949 Flag of Rotterdam, the second city of The Netherlands
VlagArnhem.svg Flag of Arnhem, the capital city of the largest province of Gelderland
Flag of Eindhoven.svg Flag of Eindhoven, the largest city of the province of Noord-Brabant
Flag of Lelystad.svg Flag of Lelystad, the capital of the province of Flevoland
Leeuwarden flag2.svg Flag of Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland
Sneek flag.svg 1456 Flag of Sneek, the second city of the province of Friesland
Flag of Utrecht.svg Flag of the City of Utrecht, the capital of the province of Utrecht
Flag of The Hague (variant).svg Flag of The Hague, the capital of the province of South Holland
Flag of Zwolle.svg Flag of Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijssel
Flag of Enschede.svg Flag of Enschede, the largest city of the Twente region
Hilversum vlag.png Flag of Hilversum, the largest city of the Gooi area

Royal Standard[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of the Netherlands.svg 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[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of a Prince of the Netherlands (Sons of Beatrix).svg 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.
Royal Standard of a Prince of the Netherlands (Sons of Margriet).svg 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.
Royal Standard of a Princess of the Netherlands (Daughters of Juliana).svg 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.
Royal Standard of Máxima of Orange-Nassau.svg 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.
Royal Standard of Laurentien of Orange-Nassau.svg 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[edit]

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

Military and naval flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Dutch Ministry of Defence.svg Tri Flag of the Ministry of Defence
NL-VLAG-Luchtmacht.svg Flag of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Civil Jack of the Netherlands.svg Civilian Jack of the Netherlands (unofficial; most common variant)
Naval Jack of the Netherlands.svg The "Geus", the naval jack of the Netherlands.
Flag of the Secretary of Defence of the Netherlands.svg Navy flag of the Secretary of Defence.
NL Onderscheidingsvlag IGK.png Navy flag of the General Inspector of the Dutch Armed forces.
NL-VLAG-CDS.svg Navy flag of the Commander in chief of the Dutch Army.

Historical[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Prinsenvlag.svg 1572–1795 The Prince's Flag A horizontal tricolor of orange, white and blue.
Flag of the Batavian Republic.svg 1795–1806 Flag of the Batavian Republic A horizontal tricolor of red, white and blue with the Republic’s emblem in the canton.
Flag of Dutch Guyana.svg 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
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1959-1986).svg 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
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1986-2010).svg 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[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of the Netherlands (1908–2013).svg 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.
Royal Standard of the Netherlands (1815–1908).svg 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[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of a Prince of the Netherlands (1815–1908).svg 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.
Royal Standard of a Princess of the Netherlands (1815–1908).svg 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.
Royal Standard of Juliana of Orange-Nassau (1980–2004).svg 1980–2004 Standard of Juliana of Orange-Nassau
Royal Standard of Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1908–1934).svg 1908–1934 Standard of Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont
Royal Standard of Marie of Orange-Nassau (1908–1910).svg 1908–1910 Standard of Marie of Orange-Nassau
Royal Standard of the Prince Consort of the Netherlands (1980–2002).svg 1980–2002 Standard of the Prince Consort
Royal Standard of the Prince Consort of the Netherlands (1948–1980).svg 1948–1980 Standard of the Prince Consort
Royal Standard of the Prince Consort of the Netherlands (1908–1934).svg 1908–1934 Standard of the Prince Consort

King's Representatives[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Governor of Dutch Guyana (1966-1975).svg 1966–1975 Standard of the Governor of Suriname
Flag of the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles.svg 1986–2010 Standard of the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles
Flag of the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles (1966-1986).svg 1966–1986 Standard of the Governor of the Netherlands Antilles

References[edit]

  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.