Our Netherlands flag sticker is made of premium glitter vinyl. It is the national flag of Holland and features the colours of red, blue and white arranged in a horizontal tricolour pattern. It is as Dutch as Amsterdam, bicycles and a certain medicinal herb and will look great as a laptop sticker, hydro flask sticker or even a mirror sticker. The sticker is waterproof and dishwasher safe and shimmers beautifully in the sunlight.
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- Size: 100 mm x 60 mm (4 in x 2.3 in)
- Material: Premium Glitter Vinyl
- This sticker is waterproof and dishwasher safe
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The Dutch flag evolved in the 17th century as the naval flag of the Dutch republic, making it possibly the oldest tricolor flag in existence and meaning that it served as inspiration for the French flag and Russian flag. In 1813, the Netherlands regained its independence and contemporary media reported that the red-white-blue flag was flown decorated with an orange pennant.
Something that you might find unusual about the Dutch flag is that it does not contain colour orange and does not have a trace of orange dye in it - which is probably the colour most associated with the country of Holland as every Dutch person in sight drapes themselves in orange when the country competes in soccer tournaments. Orange is not in fact an official color of the flag. The Dutch flag is almost identical to the Luxembourg flag except that it is shorter and its red and blue stripes are a darker shade.
The great powers of Europe, united against Napoleonic France, had decided in the secret treaty of the London Protocol to establish a single state in the territories that were previously the Dutch Republic, Batavian Republic and the Kingdom of Netherland. The rule over this state was awarded to Prince William of Orange and Nassau. The wording of Orange in the House of Orange actually has nothing to do with the tone of orange itself. Nevertheless, the old Prince's flag with orange color (an orange stripe) did become popular during the economic crisis of the 1930s and remains a symbol of Dutch nationalists. The official flag as it is today was confirmed by Royal Decree on 19 February 1937. Individual Dutch provinces such as Overijssel have their own flags, including the colours of red and yellow, which feature on the royal coat of arms of Holland (and also on the flag of Spain).
The four parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are Aruba, Curacao (formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles), the Netherlands itself and Sint Maarten.