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image by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004
adopted ?; design: F. Muller
Buitenveldert is a city ward of Amsterdam, the last defence against
Amstelveen (and Schiphol) and very boring, though posh. The street-pattern
may be familiar to USA-citizens.
Some observer wrote: "The ever growing cities get into a situation, wherein the citizens consider themselves more part of a ward than of the city as a whole, and that ward is then seen as their "village". They tend to look for a simple symbol to show their identity, like a flag.
Buitenveldert, a ward of Amsterdam, has its own flag, designed by one of its inhabitants, F. Muller.
Source: Vexilla Nostra--V:89.
No mention of symbolism, but the colors are of Amsterdam, as well as the saltire; the NS arrows probably symbolize the important rôle of Buitenveldert in the connection between Amsterdam and the outlying villages.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004
Are you sure this flag is not indeed the ensign of the Albanian
snow plough squadron or ice-breaking fleet?
Ivan Sache, 18 May 2004