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Netherlands, the (1815-present, Kingdom)

The Dutch system of Decorations.

History
The present Dutch system of decorations finds its origins in the institution of the Military Order of William (Militaire Willemsorde) and the Civil Order of Merit of the Dutch Lion. (Orde der Nederlandse Leeuw). Royal Warrants instituted these orders on 30 April 1815. Both orders were the direct consequence of the establishment of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, immediately after the end of French rule under Napoleon. However, these awards were not the first awards that were presented on Dutch territory.

The notion of Knighthood is a term that most people have in their imagination. The first written account of a presentation of a Knight's Order in the Netherlands dates back to July 15th 1279. That day Count Floris V awarded a Knighthood to 12 noblemen in the Ridderzaal (Knight’s Hall) in The Hague. These noblemen were awarded the Order of Saint Jacob. The decorations belonging to this title were a gilt silver necklace with shells and a medallion with the image of Saint Jacob. The Order of the Golden Fleece (Gulden Vlies) became the next award with some sort of importance. Philips de Goede instituted this award on January 10th...

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Orders

Grand Cross of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.1)
Grootkruis der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.1)Grand Cross of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.1)
In the database: 6
Issued:3
Commander of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.2)
Commandeur der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.2)Commander of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.2)
In the database: 2
Issued:154
Knight 3rd Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.3)
Ridder derde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.3)Knight 3rd Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.3)
In the database: 6
Issued:2
Knight 4th Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.4)
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)Knight 4th Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.4)
In the database: 218
Issued:171
Order van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Knight Grand Cross (NL.1)
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder Grootkruis (NL.1)Order van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Knight Grand Cross (NL.1)
In the database: 25
Issued:unknown
Order of the Netherlands Lion - Commander (NL.2)
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Commandeur (NL.2)Order of the Netherlands Lion - Commander (NL.2)
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Order of the Netherlands Lion - Knight (NL.3)
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder (NL.3)Order of the Netherlands Lion - Knight (NL.3)
In the database: 73
Issued:unknown
Order of the Netherlands Lion - Brother
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - BroederOrder of the Netherlands Lion - Brother
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Knight Grand Cross in the Order van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)Knight Grand Cross in the Order van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
In the database: 48
Issued:unknown
Grand Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.2)Grand Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
In the database: 97
Issued:unknown
Commander in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)Commander in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
In the database: 210
Issued:unknown
Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
In the database: 359
Issued:unknown
Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.5)
Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.5)Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.5)
In the database: 186
Issued:unknown
Member in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.6)
Lid in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.6)Member in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.6)
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Gold
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in GoudMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Gold
In the database: 27
Issued:unknown
Medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Silver
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in ZilverMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Silver
In the database: 38
Issued:unknown
Medal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Bronze
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in BronsMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Bronze
In the database: 28
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Cross
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - GrootkruisOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Cross
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Officer
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - GrootofficierOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Grand Officer
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Officer
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - OfficierOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Officer
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Knight
Huisorde van de Gouden Leeuw van Nassau - RidderOrder of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau - Knight
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Grand Master
Huisorde van Oranje - Grand MasterHouseorder of Orange - Grand Master
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Grand Cross (HO.1)
Huisorde van Oranje - Grootkruis (HO.1)Houseorder of Orange - Grand Cross (HO.1)
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Grand Officer (HO.2)
Huisorde van Oranje - Grootofficier (HO.2)Houseorder of Orange - Grand Officer (HO.2)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Commander (HO.3)
Huisorde van Oranje - Commandeur (HO.3)Houseorder of Orange - Commander (HO.3)
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Officer (HO.4)
Huisorde van Oranje - Officier (HO.4)Houseorder of Orange - Officer (HO.4)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Knight 1st Class (HO.5a)
Huisorde van Oranje - Ridder 1e Klasse (HO.5a)Houseorder of Orange - Knight 1st Class (HO.5a)
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Knight 2nd Class (HO.5b)
Huisorde van Oranje - Ridder 2e Klasse (HO.5b)Houseorder of Orange - Knight 2nd Class (HO.5b)
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Honor Cross
Huisorde van Oranje - ErekruisHouseorder of Orange - Honor Cross
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Honorary Lady
Huisorde van Oranje - EredameHouseorder of Orange - Honorary Lady
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Cross for Merit
Huisorde van Oranje - Kruis van VerdiensteHouseorder of Orange - Cross for Merit
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Houseorder of Orange - Gold Honorary Medal (HO.GEM)
Huisorde van Oranje - Gouden Eremedaille (HO.GEM)Houseorder of Orange - Gold Honorary Medal (HO.GEM)
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Order of the Golden Ark - Commander
Orde van de Gouden Ark - CommandeurOrder of the Golden Ark - Commander
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of the Golden Ark - Officer
Orde van de Gouden Ark - OfficierOrder of the Golden Ark - Officer
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of the Golden Ark - Knight
Orde van de Gouden Ark - RidderOrder of the Golden Ark - Knight
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Cross for Courage and Loyalty
Kruis voor Moed en TrouwCross for Courage and Loyalty
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Saber of honour
EresabelSaber of honour
In the database: 1
Issued:107
Resistance Cross (VKN)
Verzetskruis 1940-1945 (VKN)Resistance Cross (VKN)
In the database: 93
Issued:95
Golden Honor Badge for Humanity
Gouden Erepenning voor Menslievend EerbetoonGolden Honor Badge for Humanity
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Silver Honor Badge for Humanity
Zilveren Erepenning voor Menslievend EerbetoonSilver Honor Badge for Humanity
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Bronze Honor Badge for Humanity
Bronzen Erepenning voor Menslievend EerbetoonBronze Honor Badge for Humanity
In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Honourable Mention (EV)
Eervolle Vermelding (EV)Honourable Mention (EV)
In the database: 58
Issued:4598
Bronze Lion (BL)
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)Bronze Lion (BL)
In the database: 515
Issued:1037
The Resistance Star, East Asia, 1942-45 (VOA)
Verzetsster Oost-Azië 1942-1945 (VOA)The Resistance Star, East Asia, 1942-45 (VOA)
In the database: 92
Issued:470
Bronze Cross (BK)
Bronzen Kruis (BK)Bronze Cross (BK)
In the database: 1036
Issued:3040
Cross of Merit (KV)
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)Cross of Merit (KV)
In the database: 342
Issued:2040
Dutch Flying Cross (VK)
Vliegerkruis (VK)Dutch Flying Cross (VK)
In the database: 406
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Atjeh-medaille 1873-1874In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Honor Cross for Importand War Areas
Ereteken voor Belangrijke KrijgsbedrijvenHonor Cross for Importand War Areas
In the database: 12
Issued:unknown
Mobilsation Cross 1914-1918
Mobilisatiekruis 1914-1918Mobilsation Cross 1914-1918
In the database: 40
Issued:unknown
Mobilisation War Cross 1939 (MOK)
Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis (MOK)Mobilisation War Cross 1939 (MOK)
In the database: 141
Issued:unknown
War Commemorative Cross (OHK)
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)War Commemorative Cross (OHK)
In the database: 493
Issued:unknown
Medal for Order and Peace
Ereteken voor Orde en VredeMedal for Order and Peace
In the database: 117
Issued:unknown
New Guinee Comemmorative Cross
Nieuw-Guinea HerinneringskruisNew Guinee Comemmorative Cross
In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Cross for Justice and Freedom
Kruis voor Recht en VrijheidCross for Justice and Freedom
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Resistance Memorial Cross (VHK)
Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)Resistance Memorial Cross (VHK)
In the database: 6922
Issued:15300
Commemorative Railroad Strike Medallion 1944
Herinneringspenning Spoorwegstaking 1944-1945Commemorative Railroad Strike Medallion 1944
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Glodokkruis 1944-1945In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Foundation Friends of former-Natzweiler 1940-1945
Borstkruis van de Stichting Vriendenkring van oud-Natzweilers 1940-1945Cross of the Foundation Friends of former-Natzweiler 1940-1945
In the database: 22
Issued:109
Commemorative medal for extinguishing the fire disaster of Middelburg
Herinneringsmedaille van het blusschen van de brandramp te MiddelburgCommemorative medal for extinguishing the fire disaster of Middelburg
In the database: 0
Issued:350
50 year's comemmorating the november razzia Noordoostpolder
50 jaar herdenking november razzia Noordoostpolder50 year's comemmorating the november razzia Noordoostpolder
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commemorative medal
Herinneringsmedaille "Thank you Liberators"Commemorative medal "Thank you Liberators"
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Commemorative medal
Herinneringsmedaille "Thank you Canada"Commemorative medal "Thank you Canada"
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Coronation Medal 1948
Inhuldigingsmedaille 1948Coronation Medal 1948
In the database: 14
Issued:3240
Coronation Medal 1980
Inhuldigingsmedaille 1980Coronation Medal 1980
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Coronation Medal 2013
Inhuldigingsmedaille 2013Coronation Medal 2013
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Wedding Medal 1937
Huwelijksmedaille 1937Royal Wedding Medal 1937
In the database: 8
Issued:1200
Royal Wedding Medal 1966
Huwelijksmedaille 1966Royal Wedding Medal 1966
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
War Volunteer Badge
Oorlogsvrijwilliger InsigneWar Volunteer Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Prins Maurits Medal
Prins MauritsmedaillePrins Maurits Medal
In the database: 1
Issued:31
Air Defence Service Medal
Herinneringsmedaille Luchtbescherming 1940-1945Air Defence Service Medal
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Defense

Orange Lanyard
Oranje ErekoordOrange Lanyard
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Verdienste in GoudIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Verdienste in ZilverIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Verdienste in BronsIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Mention by Order of the Day
Koninklijke Vermelding bij DagorderRoyal Mention by Order of the Day
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Army

Decoration for Observer
Onderscheidingsteken voor WaarnemerDecoration for Observer
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Parachutist Badge
Para-BrevetParachutist Badge
In the database: 18
Issued:unknown
Pilot Wing LVA
Onderscheidingsteken voor Piloot LVAPilot Wing LVA
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations KNIL

KNIL shooting award
Schietprijsster van het KNILKNIL shooting award
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Wing Pilot Dutch East Indies
Wing Piloot KNILWing Pilot Dutch East Indies
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Navy

Onderscheidingsteken Waarnemer MLDIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Insigne OnderzeedienstIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Long and Faithfull Service Medals

Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als OfficierIn the database: 185
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 6 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 24 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 24 years
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service, 36 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 36 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 36 years
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 6 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 6 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 6 years
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 12 years
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 18 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 18 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 18 years
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 24 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de KNIL, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the KNIL, 24 years
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 12 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 12 years
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 24 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 24 years
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 36 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 36 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 36 years
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 50 years
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 50 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 50 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Silver
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Marine-Kustwacht, ZilverLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Silver
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Bronze
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Marine-Kustwacht, BronsLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Bronze
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Long, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Gold
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Marine-Kustwacht, GoudLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy Coastguard, Gold
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Badge for the Wounded
Draaginsigne GewondenBadge for the Wounded
In the database: 20
Issued:unknown
Golden Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
Gouden Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersGolden Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Silver Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
Zilveren Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersSilver Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronze Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
Bronzen Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersBronze Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Medal Organisation for War and Service Victims
Medaille Bond van Oorlogs- en Dienstslachtoffers.Medal Organisation for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Veteran Awards

Comemmorative Pin Veterans
Draaginsigne VeteranenComemmorative Pin Veterans
In the database: 42
Issued:unknown
Honor cross for merit from the Dutch Veteran Association
Erekruis voor Verdienste van de Nederlandse Bond voor Oud-StrijdersHonor cross for merit from the Dutch Veteran Association
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidskruis in goudIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidskruis in zilverIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidskruis in bronsIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Grotius MedailleIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Royal Honor Badge / Honourable Badge for Merit
Koninklijke Erepenning / Erepenning van VerdiensteRoyal Honor Badge / Honourable Badge for Merit
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
De Ruyter-medal in gold
De Ruyter-medaille in goudDe Ruyter-medal in gold
In the database: 0
Issued:86
De Ruyter-medal in silver
De Ruyter-medaille in zilverDe Ruyter-medal in silver
In the database: 0
Issued:88
De Ruyter-medal in  bronze
De Ruyter-medaille in bronsDe Ruyter-medal in bronze
In the database: 0
Issued:28
Erkentelijkheidsmedaille 1940-1945 in ZilverIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Erkentelijkheidsmedaille 1940-1945 in BronsIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Brief van Dankbetuiging Prins BernhardIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Red Cross

Cross of Merit of the Dutch Red Cross
Kruis van Verdienste van het Nederlandse Rode KruisCross of Merit of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Medaille van het Rode KruisIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
The Memorial Cross 1939-1940 of the Dutch Red Cross
Herinneringskruis 1939-1940 van het Nederlandse Rode KruisThe Memorial Cross 1939-1940 of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Memorial Cross 1940-1945 of the Dutch Red Cross
Herinneringskruis 1940-1945 van het Nederlandse Rode KruisMemorial Cross 1940-1945 of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown

Sports Decorations

Dutch Olympic Committee Medal
Vaardigheidsmedaille van het Nederlands Olympisch ComitéDutch Olympic Committee Medal
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Cross for the Four Day Marches
Kruis voor betoonde marsvaardigheidCross for the Four Day Marches
In the database: 15
Issued:unknown
Cross for the Two-Day Military Achievement Journey
Kruis voor de Tweedaagse Militaire PrestatietochtCross for the Two-Day Military Achievement Journey
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Gold
Bondskruis van de Nederlandse Bond voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in GoudCross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Gold
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Silver
Bondskruis van de Nederlandse Bond voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in ZilverCross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Silver
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Cross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Bronze
Bondskruis van de Nederlandse Bond voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding in BronsCross of the Dutch Commitee for Physical Education in Bronze
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Vaardigheidsmedaille "Prinses Irene" BrigadeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Community Decorations

Honory decoration of the City Eindhoven
Ereteken van de Stad EindhovenHonory decoration of the City Eindhoven
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Dankbaarheidsoorkonde gemeente 's-HertogenboschIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Bronzen legpenning HelmondIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Honorary citizenship
EreburgerschapHonorary citizenship
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Wolfert van BorselenpenningIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Erepenning der Gemeente RenkumIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution