Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 24.109; area: 105,55 km². Settlements:
Haaksbergen (seat), Buurse, Sint Isidorushoeve
The flag of Haaksbergen was adopted by the municipal council on 21
Mar 1962. The red color is derived from the municipal arms; the blue color
symbolizes the Buurserbeek.
Granted 5 Jan 1948. The upside-down pentagram may be a reflection of
the old structure of the former judiciary of Haaksbergen with the marks
Buurse, Langelo, Brammelo, Boekelo, and the combined mark of Holthuizen,Stepelo,Eppenzolder
- the points of the star - and the mark of Honesch (including the village
of Haaksbergen) in the center.
image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2006
adopted 2005, design: C. Kramer
Buurse (municipality Haaksbergen, Overijssel province) got its villageflag
in 2005. It is the intention to give the parish more color at feasts, like
the annual people's feast, musical soirées, jubilees, parades, etc.
The idea originated in the Stichting Belangengemeenschap Buurse
(Foundation for the Interests of Buurse). It was designed by C. Kramer,
after an appeal in the village magazine 'Oons Dörpke'. The
colors of the flag are red, blue and yellow. The red triangle refers to
the Haaksbergen star on your favorite mirror), part of which refers to
Buurse. Blue symbolizes the Buurserbeek. Green is for forests and yellow
The first flag of extra large size was offered last year to the presidium
at the reopening of the village center "De Trefkoel", and instantly
hoisted. It is hoped that during this year's village feast the flag will
be flown all over the village. The villageshop of Wildenborg does still
have several flags in stock.
Good image on this
webpage - homepage of the Buurse Brassband "Crescendo".
Buurse is a village with c. 600 inhabitants near the German border
(bordercrossing Buurse - Besslinghook).
Stefan Lambrechts, 21 Sep 2006