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"If you can't take the pressure ... let it flow ..." Top 5 Page for this destination Delft Things to Do Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  The Watertower provided pressure for the water
by Pavlik_NL

The watertower of Delft is a significant building just oustide the old city centre. These towers were built in the 19th century to create the first water pipe system within Delft. Realisation that clean water was the primary health care business for the future, many places in the Netherlands ran to a new system that concisted of piping throughout the town that provided water in several places and for everyone. To deliver the water the pipes had to be put under pressure and the local storage and pressure became a typical watertower, that is not only a monument now in Delft. Machines later took over the task and the tower is now under review for a possible new function. Talks are that it could be a climbing tower, but this has not been approved yet.

Address: Outside the old towns perimeter (Kalverbos)
Directions: Visible from the windmill's trans.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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