This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website


Last modified: 2003-02-14 by ivan sache
Keywords: belgium | luxembourg | netherlands | copyrighted flag | benelux | lion (yellow) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Benelux flag]by Mark Sensen

See also:

Presentation of Benelux

The Benelux is a co-operation between BElgium, the NEtherlands and LUXembourg established in 1944. Its role nowadays is mostly cultural, but once it was important as customs union before the European Union was established.

Mark Sensen, 21 March 1997

Description of the flag

Around 1957/1958 the Committee of the Benelux commissioned a Dutch flag manufacturer to design a flag, and the latter copyrighted this design. Because of this the flag did not become popular, and I have never seen this flag used. The flag is a composition of the three country's flags and coats of arms; it is horizontal red, white, blue, with on the white stripe a black panel. Overall is placed a yellow lion rampant, tongued red and nailed white.


  • Moussault's lexicon van vlaggen en wapens [ped80]
  • Vlaggen - symbool, traditie, protocol [sie63]

Mark Sensen, 21 March 1997