Short history of Philippine

In 1505, Knight Jeronimus Laurijn got the rights from Philips de Schone to build a new city, He called it Philippine"

In about 1583 Parma created a fort in this place. . In 1635 Philippine began to grow as a city

The little harbour was very important in for Philippine ,

In 1900 the canal to Philippine was openend, and the mussels became more and more important.. .The mussel-industry is still very important though, and always will be the most important thing.


Philippine Today

Philippine is now, together with Westdorpe and Sas van Gent, the communtiy of Sas van Gent It has grown to become a young and green community. People are still building a lot of new houses, think about the Kanaalpark, or Waterdijk for example. The mussel-industry is still very important, as shown on the anual event " de Mosselfeesten"

map philippine.

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