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 (Knightís 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

Grootkruis der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.1)Grand Cross of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.1)
In the database: 3
Issued:3
Commandeur der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.2)Commander of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.2)
In the database: 2
Issued:1
Ridder derde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.3)Knight 3rd Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.3)
In the database: 2
Issued:2
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)Knight 4th Class of the Militaire Willems Order (MWO.4)
In the database: 179
Issued:171
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.1)Knight Grand Cross in the Order van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.1)
In the database: 10
Issued:unknown
Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.2)Commander in the Order van de nederlandse Leeuw (NL.2)
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.3)Knight in the Order van deNederlandse Leeuw (NL.3)
In the database: 20
Issued:unknown
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)Knight Grand Cross in the Order van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.2)Grand Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
In the database: 33
Issued:unknown
Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)Commander in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.3)
In the database: 69
Issued:unknown
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
In the database: 110
Issued:unknown
Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.5)Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.5)
In the database: 43
Issued:unknown
Lid in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.6)Member in the Order of Oranje Nassau (ON.6)
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in GoudMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Gold
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in ZilverMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Silver
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Medaille in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in BronsMedal in the Order of Oranje Nassau in Bronze
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Grootkruis in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.1)Grand Cross in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.1)
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Grootofficier in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.2)Grand Officer in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.2)
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commandeur in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.3)Commander in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.3)
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Officier in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.4)Officer in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.4)
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Ridder der Eerste Klasse in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.5a)Knight First Class in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.5a)
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Ridder der Tweede Klasse in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.5b)Knight Second Class in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.5b)
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Ere Dame in de Huisorde van OranjeHonour Dame in the Huisorde van Oranje
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Kruis van Verdienste in de Huisorde van OranjeCross of Merit in the Huisorde van Oranje
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Ere Medailles in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.mv)Honour Medals in the Huisorde van Oranje (HO.mv)
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Verzetskruis 1940-1945 (VKN)Resistance Cross (VKN)
In the database: 94
Issued:95
Eervolle Vermelding (EV)Honourable Mention (EV)
In the database: 31
Issued:104
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)Bronze Lion (BL)
In the database: 305
Issued:1037
Verzetsster Oost-AziŽ 1942-1945 (VOA)The Resistance Star, East Asia, 1942-45 (VOA)
In the database: 52
Issued:470
Bronzen Kruis (BK)Bronze Cross (BK)
In the database: 474
Issued:3040
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)Cross of Merit (KV)
In the database: 137
Issued:2040
Vliegerkruis (VK)Dutch Flying Cross (VK)
In the database: 325
Issued:728

Campaign and Service Awards

Mobilisatiekruis 1914-1918Mobilsation Cross 1914-1918
In the database: 17
Issued:unknown
Kruis voor Recht en VrijheidCross for Justice and Freedom
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Belangrijke KrijgsbedrijvenHonor Cross for Importand War Areas
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis (MOK)Mobilisation War Cross 1939 (MOK)
In the database: 83
Issued:unknown
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)War Commemorative Cross (OHK)
In the database: 334
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Orde en VredeHonor Medal for Order and Peace
In the database: 47
Issued:unknown
Nieuw-Guinea HerinneringskruisNew Guinee Comemmorative Cross
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als OfficierIn the database: 110
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 6 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 12 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 24 years
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst, 36 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service, 36 years
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 12 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 12 years
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 24 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 24 years
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Langdurige, eerlijke en trouwe dienst bij de Zeemacht, 36 jaarLong, Honest and Faithfull Service with the Navy, 36 years
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
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

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Draaginsigne VeteranenComemmorative Pin Veterans
In the database: 38
Issued:unknown
Inhuldigingsmedaille 1948Coronation Medal 1948
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Huwelijksmedaille 1937Royal Wedding Medal 1937
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)Resistance Memorial Cross (VHK)
In the database: 3750
Issued:unknown
Borstkruis van de Stichting Vriendenkring van oud-Natzweilers 1940-1945Cross of the Foundation Friends of former-Natzweiler 1940-1945
In the database: 13
Issued:109
Herinneringsmedaille Luchtbescherming 1940-1945Air Defence Service Medal
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Draaginsigne GewondenBadge for the Wounded
In the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Gouden Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersGolden Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Zilveren Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersSilver Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronzen Bondskruis Oorlogs- en DienstslachtoffersBronze Organisation Cross for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Medaille Bond van Oorlogs- en Dienstslachtoffers.Medal Organisation for War and Service Victims
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Army

Onderscheidingsteken voor WaarnemerDecoration for Observer
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Para-BrevetParachutist Badge
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations KNIL

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

Civilian Decorations

50 jaar herdenking november razzia Noordoostpolder50 year's comemmorating the november razzia Noordoostpolder
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

Red Cross

Herinneringskruis 1940-1945 van het Ned.RodeKruisMemorial Cross 1940-1945
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Kruis van Verdienste van het Nederlandse Rode KruisCross of Merit of the Dutch Red Cross
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown

Sports Decorations

Kruis voor betoonde marsvaardigheidCross for the Four Day Marches
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Kruis voor de Tweedaagse Militaire PrestatietochtCross for the Two-Day Military Achievement Journey
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Community Decorations

Ereteken van de Stad EindhovenHonory decoration of the City Eindhoven
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Collaboration Awards

NSB penning Lotsverbondenheid 10-14 mei 1940National Socialist Medal Internement 10-14 May 1940
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
NSB Strijd en Offer DraagtekenNational Socialist Party Badge for Struggle and Sacrifice
In the database: 14
Issued:unknown
WA DraagtekenWA Membership Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Eredraagteken Nationale JeugdstormHonor Badge National Youth Storm
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Herinneringsspeld Mussert GardeComemmorative pin Mussert Guard
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
WA-SportmedailleWA Sporting medal
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
WA StrijderstekenWA Fighters Medal
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Oostfront PlaquetteEastern Front Plaque
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown