The flag of the Netherlands, often referred to as the “Prinsenvlag” (Prince’s Flag), consists of three horizontal bands of equal width: red on the top, white in the middle, and blue on the bottom. Each of the colors holds historical significance. The red stripe symbolizes courage and valor, while the white band represents honesty and peace. The blue stripe represents loyalty and vigilance.
The flag dates back to the 16th century and Dutch associates it with the struggle for independence against Spanish rule. It’s a powerful symbol of Dutch identity, unity, and pride, recognized globally for its simple yet meaningful design.