The flag of the Netherlands is a horizontal tricolour of (from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag) red, white and blue. The original design dating back to the 16th century contained the colour orange instead of red (a nod to William I, Prince of Orange) but changed during the 17th century as orange dye was considered unsuitable given it turned red after a period of time anyway.
The flag of the Netherlands is considered the first revolutionary flag and is said to have influenced the flags of France, Russia and other nations using the so-called 'Pan-Slavic colours'.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.
The flag of the Netherlands flies