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Muiden (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Muiden municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 21 Nov 1963

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Muiden municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 6.647; area: 36,51 km². Settlements: Muiden (seat), Muiderberg.
The Muider flag was adopted on 21 Nov 1963 by municipal resolution. Description: three equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and white with a yellow hoist-triangle.
The white stripe may symbolize the Vecht river. The colors may indicate Muiden's membership of the Hanseatic League.

Muiden Coat of Arms

[Muiden Coat of Arms] image from the Muiden municipal website.

Granted 26 Jun 1816.


Muiden pre-1595 flag

[Muiden pre-1595 flag] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003

Originally the flags of Weesp and Muiden were identical to their arms: three stripes in the colors blue, white, blue. The stripes in the flag of Weesp were vertical, and on the Muiden flag horizontal. However it appeared that the skippers were avoiding paying duties by sometimes flying the flag horizontally, sometimes vertically, so the States of Holland required in 13 Jul 1595 that both flags should be flown horizontally. They received in the white stripe two black letters, MD for Muiden, WS for Weesp.
Source: the Weesp municipal website.
This story I can't find in my (rather limited) library - I don't know whether the Weesp privileges were still applicable in 1595, or whether Muiden had some privileges, but I assume for the trick to work quickly that square flags were used till 1595.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003


Muiden 1050 years celebrations

[Muiden 1050 years] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003

According to this webpage Muiden was first mentioned as "Villa Almuda", on 21 Apr 953, when king Otto (King of the Eastern Franks 936-962; Holy Roman Emperor 962-973) granted a charter to the St. Maartenkerk in Utrecht. Muiden celebrated this year its 1050 years of existence a.o. by the issue of a special flag: white with the celebration's logo in blue.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Nov 2003


Muiderberg (village)

Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net