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Biddinghuizen (The Netherlands)

Noordoostpolder, Flevoland province

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[Biddinghuizen flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 May 2006
adopted 29 Apr 2006; design: Ina Tolsma See also:

Biddinghuizen village

Biddinghuizen is a village in the municipality of Dronten, Flevoland province.

In January 2006 the village proudly announced that it had chosen a flag after a design contest, which produced 20 designs. The flag was designed by Ina Tolsma, with in the center the "old" village arms.

That news was made public in the provincial media, after which the village of Marknesse in the same province accused the Biddinghuizers of having stolen their flag.
That was not quite true, as the flag as a whole was very different from the Marknesser flag - however the arms were quite alike - no wonder: it had been designed by someone who sold those arms to quite a few Flevoland villages.

The villagers of Marknesse and Biddinghuizen met and discussed the matter in an amicable way. It was agreed that the Marknesse arms were older, and that Biddinghuizen would look for something else for its flag.

On 29 April 2006 the Mayor of Dronten himself unveiled the new flag of the village of Biddinghuizen, again designed by Ina Tolsma (with the help of some friends). That day was the official "Koninginnedag" (Queen's Birthday), usually on 30 April, but now celebrated one day earlier.

Images of the flag, and even a video-presentation can by found on this website (browse in Nieuws)
It is evident that the new design is completely different.
Jarig Bakker, 19 May 2006, based on reports by Stefan Lambrechts.

Glorious! Hard to describe the flag - but it's very original.
Hans van Heijningen, 1 May 2006

There is a photo of the hoisting of the flag at this webpage.
At the fly, the flag seems "déja vu".... the flag of Mauritius maybe ;-)
Very nice flag, indeed!
Pascal Vagnat, 1 May 2006


[BAS-Voetbal flag]Ivan Sache, 19 March 2016

Biddinghuizener Algemene Sportvereniging (BAS-Voetball) is an amateur football club established in 1964 in Biidnghuizen (Flevoland). The club currently plays on Saturday in the Third Class (5th of Dutch amateur football). (Official website) The flag of BAS-Voetbal is diagonally divided red-white, the club's colour. In the middle is placed the club's emblem, a white four- pointed star charged with the red letters "BAS" and inscribed on a red disk outlined in white. The club's motto, "De parel van de polder" (The Pearl of the Polder) is written in red letters at the bottom of the flag..
Source: BHZNet, 12 February 2016
Ivan Sache, 19 March 2016