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In April 1857 a flag of horizontal stripes of red, blue, yellow, green and white was reported to the Minister of the Interior. This flag is still in use, but I don't know if it is adopted officially by now. Although this flag was already shown on a flagchart of 1847, older flagcharts give a flag for Terschelling and Vlieland as one. These flags also have the colours of Vlieland (green and white) and red, white and blue stripes at both the top and bottom, so maybe the original flag was red over blue over yellow. I've read once that blue stands for the sky, red for the roofs of the houses, green for the vegetation, yellow for the beach and white for the foam heads of the waves in the North Sea, but I have no confirmation.
Mark Sensen, 25 April 1998