De Woudse Droogmakerij
Tourist landmark

De Woudse Droogmakerij

De Woudse Droogmakerij was a water board in the municipality of Schipluiden in the province of South Holland. The water board originated in 1846 from the Woudse Polder (founded around 1500) and was in fact a name change and small expansion north of 't Woudt. The water board was responsible for draining and water management in the polder. The Woudse Droogmakerij was the last area in the municipality of Schipluiden to be drained. In 1846 wind drainage was applied. Not long ago, the Woudse Droogmakerij celebrated its 150th anniversary. This was in 1996. It was not until 1946 that the switch was made to a diesel pumping station and shortly afterwards, in 1951, the installation was made electric. It is the lowest and also the smallest polder in the municipality of Schipluiden. The pumping station that keeps this small area dry is located on the other side of the water on the Lotsweg. The building, which is also a residence, can hardly be recognized as a pumping station. The characteristic dipstick of Delfland and the sign provide the extra help here. The excess polder water is discharged into the Harnaschwatering (as well as that of the Woudsepolder).

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2635CW Midden-Delfland
South Holland The Netherlands

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