Closest to home... Wateringen
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December 6th, 2007 – by: Sweetski
Wateringen is a small village (9 square km) within the agglomeration of The Hague. Nowadays 16000 people live in Wateringen, which is part of Municipality 'Westland'.
As with so many of these little villages, Wateringen also exists for hundreds of years. In the early days, it was just a few scattered farms by a stream ('Lange Watering') Later Wateringen grew into an organized cluster of farms and houses. People those days dug canals to keep the land dry. The canals became the main way of transportation. Even today, the canals are still in use.
With the industrialization and the growing control over the water, Wateringen established itself as a proper village. A reminiscent of the early industrialization is windmill 'Windlust', built in 1869.
Main source of income for Wateringen comes from growing produce and flowers in greenhouses surrounding the village.
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