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Den Helder (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

Last modified: 2005-08-26 by jarig bakker
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adopted 2 Oct 1962; design: Kl. Sierksma.

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Den Helder municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 60.026; area: 178,83 km². Settlements: Den Helder (seat), Huisduinen, Julianadorp.
Flag: description: The municipal flag of Den Helder consists of seven equally wide horizontal stripes of red and yellow, with in the canton a yellow disk with red fimbriation with height of three stripes, in which two crossed black anchors. The flag is a design by Kl. Sierksma in Groningen city. It was adopted by the municipal council on 2 Oct 1962.
Sierksma's Nederlands vlaggenboek (1962) [sie62] has a slightly different design (the disk is in de hoist center with height of 5 stripes), and reads: this flag was adopted in principle on 4 Jun 1962. Colors and design of the flag have been derived from the municipal CoA (Egmond-arms), to which navy/harbour emblems have been added, in the tradition of old navy authorities.
Source: the Den Helder municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jun 2003

Den Helder old flag (c.1939)

[Den Helder old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005
used c. 1939

According to "Wie, Wat, Waar? 1940", an annual published by the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad in Nov. 1939, the flag of Den Helder was: white, with in the center the full municipal arms.
Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005

Den Helder CoA

[Den Helder CoA] by Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005
Granted 20 Jun 1816

Arms: gules three chevrons, surmounted by a crown, all or.

The forgotten flag of Julianadorp

[The forgotten flag of Julianadorp] by Jarig Bakker, 11 Aug 2005
adopted 1936

Julianadorp is a small village at the southern end of Den Helder municipality, Noord-Holland province; it was founded in 1909, the year Queen Juliana was born. Huisduinen is a base of the Dutch navy, just west of Den Helder city.

The forgotten flag of Julianadorp.
A friend recently sent the design of the flag of Julianadorp to the webmaster of that site. They were quite surprised to see the date of 1936 on the design. No Julianadorper ever knew about this design, dug out from the municipal archives of Den Helder.
The flags of Julianadorp and Huisduinen have probably been derived from the arms of Den Helder, based on the arms of the Egmond family (yellow and red), the former owners of the Lordship of Huisduinen. These colors were also used for the flag of Den Helder, adopted in 1962.
The flags of both villages are divided in three main stripes, of which the middle one is itself divided in seven stripes, alternating red and yellow. The difference between the flag: for Julianadorp the top and bottom stripes are green (for the Koegras-polder), while for Huisduinen they are blue (for the Sea).
In 1984 the organisers of the celebrations of 75 years of Julianadorp's existence had no idea that this design existed, otherwise the village would have been totally covered by seas of flags. It is expected that this will happen in 2009, when the village will tally a century.
Source: this webpage.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Aug 2005

Huisduinen villageflag

[Huisduinen villageflag] by Jarig Bakker, 11 Aug 2005
adopted 1936

Info: see above.