Gepubliceerd op 30-03-2018

Watergang (Waterland municipality)

betekenis & definitie

Village, originated as peat reclamation from the 14th century on a watercourse and footpath (gouw). Presumably it was a secondary peat extraction from Landsmeer.

Watergang is mentioned for the first time in 1326. In 1824 the Noordhollands Kanaal ran parallel to the Dorpsstraat and since then the ribbon development between watercourse and canal has condensed somewhat.