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Delfland water council house, Delft: 6 reviews and 6 photos

  The wealth of the watership's governement
by Pavlik_NL

Besides the "Wapen van Savoyen" another spectacularly beautifuly decorated house deserves your full attention. This huge canal house dates back to 1505 and was built by Jan de Huyter in late-Gothic style. Since 1645 it is the seat of the "Hoogheemraadschap Delfland" (= Waterscape society or "Dyke Conservancy Board of Delfland"). Water and waterlevels are of vital importance to the Dutch landscape. So important that already in medieval times special governements were formed to organise and control the water in various parts of the Netherlands. Delfland was a very important one and stretches out over a vast terrrain towards the sea between The Hague and Hoek van Holland (a very low and fragile part of Holland). Remarkable are the coats of arms of the various parts within this part of the Netherlands, falling under the protection of the Delfland Board.

Address: Oude Delft 167
Directions: Exit the Old Church and return to the other side of the canal Oude Delft. Proceed in the direction that you were walking. House is on the right hand side.
Website: http://www.delft.nl

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 12, 2005
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