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adopted 28 Apr 1961
Haarzuilens was a peaceful little village in the municipality of Vleuten-De Meern in Utrecht province. In 2001 the municipality and Haarzuilens became part of the mighty city of Utrecht. However until 1954 Haarzuilens had been an independent municipality, surrounding the mighty castle of "De Haar", and it had done its level best to get itself a CoA. The sorrow story is told at this webpage, as proposal after proposal was sabred down by the officials in Den Haag, just because something was lacking, and someone found it very important that a dot should be where it wasn't. It appears that the CoA was finally granted
in 1932 - but of course "De Haar" means "the hair", and don't officials love splitting hares? :-)
On an unknown date the dear Haarzuilenaars even received a villageflag: quartered red and white; on red three white diamonds; on red three stylized columns, all placed 2 and 1.
Source (a.o) Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2003