The Netherlands flag features three bands of color: red on the top, white in the middle and blue on the bottom. The top red band represents bravery, strength and valor, the white stripe in the middle stands for honesty and peace and the blue band on the bottom symbolizes loyalty, justice and vigilance.Know More
The Netherlands flag is known as a tricolor and is superficially similar to the national flags of Luxembourg, Russia, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and France. The flags are distinguished by their precise shades of red, white and blue as well as the order of the colored bands, and, in the case of France, the orientation of the stripes.
The original version of the flag used orange instead of blue. Orange, blue and white were the family colors of Prince William of Orange, leader of the Dutch revolt. In 1937, Queen Wilhemina decreed that red, white and blue were the official colors of the Dutch flag. The orange version of the flag is known as the Prince's Flag. Some extremist Dutch groups and individuals, such as the Greater Netherlands movement, use the Prince's Flag to signify their political beliefs. This is similar to the use of the Confederate flag by people in the American South.Learn more about Europe
To make a quail brooder, burn out the middle of a plastic bin lid, cover the hole with mesh, mount a flood lamp and reflector near the top of the bin, and line the bottom of the bin with several layers of paper towels. The supplies you need for this 90-minute project are a large lidded plastic bin, paper towels, a soldering iron, a paper cone mask, wire mesh, wire cutters, a staple gun, a hammer, a heat lamp, a chick waterer, a feeder unit, a reflector array and mounting hardware.Full Answer >
The Swedish flag has a solid blue background with a yellow cross extending from the top to bottom and left to right of the flag. The yellow of the cross represents generosity, while the blue background symbolizes loyalty, truth and justice.Full Answer >
Germany and Belgium border the Netherlands. To the east, the Netherlands shares a 358-mile border with Germany, while the common border with Belgium to the south runs 279 miles.Full Answer >
The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four separate countries, as of 2015. They include the Netherlands itself, plus three independent countries located in the Caribbean: Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten.Full Answer >