According to Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 the flag consists of three equally wide horizontal stripes red-white-red. This flag was offered in March 1857 to the Minister of Interior Affairs by the mayor of Dordrecht as the municipal flag. The colors are derived from the municipal arms. These colors had already been in use for a long time: the accounts of the city of 1284-1287 include receipts for white and red linen for the banners. Furthermore the "Dordtse vlag" appears in several old flag resources 1836-1875.
Sender: Gretha, Sent on: 5 Nov, 2013, Received on: 19 Nov, 2013, Travel time: 14 days