Since 1839 Water towers form a characteristic part of the environment in the Netherlands. The first towers were used for the water supply of the steam locomotives of the railways, followed by that of the tramway. This type of water tower was not very successful because of its small size and capacity.
Most notable are the bigger water towers. From 1856 more than 260 water towers were built for the benefit of the central water supply.
Finally, by hospitals and private water towers built as part of small drinking water supplies in places where there was no mains present. The number of decommissioned towers are rising constantly. In addition, it does not appear that there would be many water towers built in the Netherlands in the future due better technological advances.
This card sent to me by Marianne show ten of the prominent water towers in Holland.