Hague flags call for love and compassion

Published: 12 June 2020Modified: 15 June 2020

Five different flags are flying from the city's 200+ flagpoles this summer instead of the flags which normally announce events. The flags are being used to promote a positive message. A jury selected these 5 designs out of a large number of submissions.

The coronavirus has led to the cancellation of all large events in The Hague for the time being. As the international city of peace and justice, The Hague often plays host to a large number of conferences. This is currently not the case: the more than 200 flagpoles in the city which are used to promote events and conference will not be used in the coming time. This is why the municipality at the end of April asked residents of The Hague to design their own flag.

A jury selected the 5 best designs with the themes of city pride, nature and a call for love and compassion. The flags were hoisted onto the city’s flagpoles on 11 June and will remain hanging the entire summer.

Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines (Economy, City Branding): 'I was surprised at how many residents wanted to share a positive message with the city. It was certainly no easy decision for the jury. These are marvellous designs.'

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The campaign is accompanied by the hashtag #haagsevlagguh. More information about the winners and their designs can be found at

The winning flag designs.
The winning flag designs.