The flag of the Netherlands consists of three horizontal stripes of equal size. The top and bottom stripes are bright red, while the middle stripe is white.

The red color of the flag is said to symbolize bravery, strength, and valor, while the white represents peace and honesty. The blue color of the lion and shield represents loyalty, justice, and trustworthiness.

The flag is known as the “Prinsenvlag” or “Prince’s Flag” and was originally used by Dutch naval vessels in the 17th century.