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Netherlands Flag and Description

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DESCRIPTION

The Netherlands flag was officially adopted on February 19, 1937.

At one time this tricolor flag was orange, white and blue, as those were the livery colors of William of Orange, a Dutch prince. In the 17th century, red replaced the orange as a flag color, because the orange dye used on the flag was unstable, and turned red after exposure to the sun.

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.