Although the city I live in neither is a coastal nor a river town it sits like a spider in a web of waterways. With its canals, inner city harbours and a small lake at the southern outskirts there are plenty of city waters.
Radio Kootwijk was established in the nineteentwenties in order to communicate with the then colony Dutch Indies (now Indonesia). The building is constructed out of concrete in Art Nouveau-style in the midst of a vast heather field in central Netherlands. Besides short wave radio with the overseas possesions, Radio Kootwijk also provided communication with ships all over the world. In 1999 satellites had taken over and the last transmitter was shut down. After years of uncertainty about the faith of the building, it is now a monument and used for parties and meetings.