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Vinkeveen (The Netherlands)

Utrecht province

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[Vinkeveen flag] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004
adopted 10 May 1973 See also:

Vinkeveen former municipality

Description of the old Vinkeveen flag: three stripes of blue, yellow and red proportioned 1:2:1, the yellow stripe with two rows of black blocks of 1/6 flagheight and 1/3 flaglength, each touching with ¼ of a block.
Adopted 10 May 1973 by municipal resolution.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Vinkeveen en Waverveen was until 1 Jan 1989 a municipality; it then merged with Mijdrecht, and Wilnis, to form the new municipality of De Ronde Venen.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004

Vinkeveen village flag

[Vinkeveen village flag] by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
adopted c. 2000

Stefan Lambrechts spotted the village flag of Vinkeveen at an Ebay-page: The flag is white, with the coat of arms of the former municipality of Vinkeveen en Waverveen in Utrecht province, between vertical black letters "VINKEVEEN" and "HEEFT MEER" (= Vinkeveen has more)
That former municipality is now in De Ronde Venen.

The text is possibly a pun at the alternative name of the soccerclub "AFC AJAX-Amsterdan": "FC Vinkeveen" - in the 1970's some players became by their successes so rich that they could easily afford a Maserati and a bungalow in Vinkeveen. At the time Ajax' home was the Ajax-stadium in the Watergraafsmeer, in southeast Amsterdam, popularly known as "De Meer".
OTOH Vinkeveen is the center of the lake ("meer") area known as the Vinkeveense Plassen, so the MEER may refer to that; or "we've got more" may refer to the fact that the ordinary Vinkevener has got more (money).
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

1. There was already a Vinkeveen flag.
2. If they must use a LOB, they should have used the old Vinkeveen coat of arms (in chief azure a finch or) for their pretended new village flag.
Hans van Heijningen, 13 Mar 2005


Vinkeveen en Waverveen Coat of Arms

[Vinkeveen en Waverveen Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
Granted by Royal Resolution 4 May 1972

The Vinkeveen en Waverveen Coat of Arms: per fess; I. a azure a finch or; b. gules a fess or charged with two saltires noir; II. argent three peatblocks noir, touching each other, placed 1 and 2.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005


Vinkeveen Coat of Arms

[Vinkeveen Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005
Granted 10 Jun 1818

The Vinkeveen Coat of Arms: per fess; I. a azure a finch or; II. argent three peatblocks noir, touching each other, placed 1 and 2.
Vinkeveen and Waverveen formed one municipality, but each village had its own coat of arms. For Vinkeveen the finch made it canting, as well as the (light) peat blocks - "vink" = finch; "vink(e)" (old Dutch) = light peat; "veen" = peatground.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005