Last modified: 2003-06-07 by jarig bakker
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Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962) [sie62]
mentions a flag horizontal yellow over red, unofficial, but used on festive
occasions; the colors are derived from the first quarter of the municipal
arms. It is the flag of the castle and of the family of Nijenrode.
The present flag was adopted 5 Mar 1963.
Jarig Bakker, 31 May 2003
The municipal arms is the CoA of the van Nijenrode family. It originated when Gijsbrecht II van Nijenrode merged the CoA of his mother, Maria van Persijn van Velsen with that of Nijenrode. (Persijn provided the crosses). The van Nijenrode family owned most of Breukelen and Kockengen. On 21 Jul 1949 the arms were granted by Royal Resolution to the municipality of Breukelen, and it remained unchanged after the merger of Breukelen and Kockengen on 1 Jan 1989.