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Who is eligible for a ribbon?

A resident of the City of Leeuwarden is eligible if the person:

  • Has committed to society selflessly for many years.
  • Has done more than would normally be expected of someone.

When do you apply for a ribbon?

  • Awarded during the King’s birthday honours list ceremony: no later than 1 June the previous year.
  • Awarded during a special occasion: at the latest 6 months before that occasion.

How do you nominate someone?

  • Fill in the online application form. That form is forwarded to the Government Affairs employee of the City of Leeuwarden. He or she checks whether the person you want to nominate is indeed eligible for a ribbon.

What happens after the nomination?

  • The mayor, the King’s Commissioner and the Civil Orders Advisory Commission in The Hague will advise the minister on your proposal.
  • The minister makes a decision.
  • If the minister agrees, the King signs the nomination.
  • The mayor will inform you of this royal decree.

When is the ceremony?

The mayor can award the ribbon:

  • During the annual honours list ceremony on the last working day before King’s Day.
  • During a special occasion, such as a farewell or anniversary.

Questions or need help?

First look for yourself on the Royal Distinctions website. Do you still need help or have questions afterwards? Contact the City of Leeuwarden.