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Alphen aan den Rijn (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by rob raeside
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Alphen aan den Rijn municipality image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021
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Municipal flag (2014)

The Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn has a new flag and coat of arms since 2015, after it was united with Boskoop and Rijnwoude in the new larger Alphen aan den Rijn.

The flag is blue with a white wavy bend, in the upper fly a yellow 8-pointed star and the in the lower hoist a yellow castle from the arms of Boskoop.
Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021


Coat of Arms (2014)

Alphen aan den Rijn municipality image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021


Alphen aan den Rijn flag before 2014

Alphen aan den Rijn municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Description: White, with a black eight-pointed star; the distance of the two opposite points of the star relates to flagheight as 2:3.
This flag was adopted by municipal resolution on 29 Nov 1957. The flag is analogue to the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962.
Jarig Bakker, 13 May 2003

Alphen aan den Rijn Coat of Arms (before 2014)

Alphen ad Rijn Coat of Arms International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/

The Coat of Arms of Alphen aan den Rijn consists of a black 8-pointed star on a white shield. On top of the shield is a golden crown. The shield is supported by two golden lions. The arms were originally of the van Alphen-family, a branch of the van Kralingen-family. Dirk van Cralingen (born before 1189) owned estates in the vicinity of Alphen en had his name changed into "Van Alphen". In the 17th century Alphen flourished: it became a resting place for post-riders and mercantile travel over land and water. Along stretches of the Oude Rijn river one can still see the tow-path, used for pulling "trekschuiten", tow-boats. The present municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn was formed in 1918. Then the smaller municipalities of Alphen, Aarlanderveen and Oudshoorn were merged. In 1964 the municipality absorbed the municipality of Zwammerdam.
Source: this website.
Jarig Bakker, 13 May 2003


Aarlanderveen [former municipality]

Aarlanderveen had no flag.
Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021

Alphen ad Rijn Coat of Arms image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021


Oudshoorn [former municipality]

Oudshoorn had no flag.
Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021


Zwammerdam [former municipality]

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

Alphen ad Rijn Coat of Arms image located by Valentin Poposki, 20 October 2021
 
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