On the northern side of Delft’s city centre sits the Kalverbos park, a valuable green space with a rich history. In the past, the area formed part of the city’s defence infrastructure, and in the 19th century it became a cemetery.

Kalverbos Park with its water tower and pump house. Photo: Stadsarchief Delft < > The structural basin of the reservoir. Photo: Jurrien Adrianus Burghoorn < > < >

In this area, a water tower dating from 1896 stands as a protected part of Delft’s cityscape. The tower was extended in 1918 with a pump house and a large, circular reservoir—buried under an earth bank with the capacity of holding over two million litres of drinking water. The reservoir’s circular, concrete walls have been affected ...







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