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Broekhuizen (The Netherlands)
Horst aan de Maas municipality, Limburg province
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adopted 20 May 1968.
Broekhuizen [former municipality]On 1 Jan 2001 Broekhuizen merged with the former municipalities of Grubbenvorst and Horst to form the new municipality of Horst aan de Maas.
On 1 Jan 2000 the population was 1.918; area: 11.66 km². Settlements: Broekhuizen (seat), Broekhuizenvorst, De Heide, Genenberg, Ooijen, Stokt, Zeelberg.
Broekhuizen is in north Limburg on the western bank of the Maas, opposite Arcen, with which there is an eternal fight for the title of 'best brassband' (fanfare) of the Netherlands. It belonged to Prussia until the French revolution, being a part of 'Opper Gelre'. The municipality gained national fame by Joost Nuizel's song "Toch ben ik blij dat ik je niet vergeten ben", where the singer was accompanied by the Broekhuizen fanfare and the female choir of Broekhuizenvorst.
I suppose the checky vertical stripe on the flag symbolizes the Maas river. The flag was adopted 20 May 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 23 November 1999