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The Docking Basin in the Barge Canal in Leidschendam by Paulus Constantijn la Fargue (1729-1782) oil on panel, 1756. A good public transport system by water existed in the west and north of the Netherlands from the middle of the 17th century. Horse-drawn barges were crucial to this system. An extensive network of canals crisscrossing the flat, watery countryside made it possible to travel easily and inexpensively.

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The Docking Basin in the Barge Canal in Leidschendam by Paulus Constantijn la Fargue (1729-1782) oil on panel, 1756.  A good public transport system by water existed in the west and north of the Netherlands from the middle of the 17th century.  Horse-drawn barges were crucial to this system.  An extensive network of canals crisscrossing the flat, watery countryside made it possible to travel easily and inexpensively.