Four Centuries of Military Inundations
Is there a better example imaginable for a love-hate relationship than that between the Netherlands and water? The Netherlands has wrested with the sea Like no other country; the inhabitants have benefited from the fertility and the transport possibilities that water offers. And the water have they feared. Countless times has the water devoured Dutch land and made many its victims. Even in times of peace, dealing with water was a constant struggle. In no other country in the world is this ambivalent and close relationship between struggle and water so important and has for centuries contributed so profoundly to the formation of the country and the people who live there.
Studio Marco Vermeulen supported this research by literally adding image to the word. On the basis of historical maps and the archive research done by the Circle of Friends of 's-Hertogenbosch, we were able to accurately record how the inundation of the surrounding area came about, which water management objects were required for this and what the size was and was the result of the actual inundation. In addition, by designing and illustrating the book, this historical research has come together to become a true public-friendly reference work on the history of 's-Hertogenbosch and its surroundings.
[b] The book can be ordered from the Circle of Friends of 's-Hertogenbosch. b
ir. Marco Vermeulen, ir. Bram Willemse
in cooperation with
Kring Vrienden van 's-Hertogenbosch:
Jan van den Berg
Jos van Bruggen
Alliantie Zuiderwaterlinie, Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch, Kring Vrienden van 's-Hertogenbosch, Stichting Menno van Coehoorn, Stichting 's-Hertogenbosch Vestingwerken