Amersfoort is the second city in Utrecht province, and the 17th city in
the Netherlands (ranked by inhabitants) - 126.000 in Amersfoort. The flag
of Amersfoort was adopted by municipal resolution of 28 Apr 1959. The design
was by the architect D. Zuiderhoek. The colors and the cross are derived
from the municipal Coat of Arms.
Source: Sierksma, Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962.
The municipality of Amersfoort consists of the city of Amersfoort and
the settlements/suburbs Hoogland, Hooglanderveen,
De Bik, Coelhorst, Zeldert, De Brand, Duist, De Haar, Emiclaer, Nieuwland,
Zevenhuizen, Calveen, Vathorst and Zielhorst. All settlements, apart from
Amersfoort city, were on the territory of the former municipality of Hoogland,
which merged with Amersfoort in 1974. Parts of other municipalities have
been annexed in 1997 (Palestine, Hoevelaken, from Nijkerk, Stoutenburg
Jarig Bakker, 14 May 2003