Coat of arms of The Hague

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The coat of arms of The Hague is the official symbol of the city of The Hague.

It consists of a golden escutcheon with a stork in natural colors holding a black eel, a count's crown as coronet, and two golden lions rampant regardant as supporters standing on a green decorative compartment.[1] On 27 September 2012, the motto Vrede en Recht (English: Peace and Justice) was added to the compartment, referring to the city's global recognition as the home of international justice and accountability. [2]


  1. ^ (Dutch) Waarom heeft Den Haag een ooievaar als symbool?, City of The Hague. Retrieved on 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ (Dutch) Den Haag krijgt spreuk onder stadswapen, Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved on 27 March 2013.