Philippine is a small city in the province of Zeeland, Netherlands. It lies about 23 kilometres southeast of Vlissingen. It is located on the border with Belgium, 5 kilometres southwest of the city of Terneuzen. It received city rights in 1506.The landlord, Hieronymus Lauweryn, who founded the town in 1505, named it after Philip I. A fortress was built with a triangular market square. In 1599, a harbour was constructed, and the economy became based on fishing. Philippine was captured by the Dutch Republic in 1633.
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Terneuzen,Philippine, Zeeland, Netherlands
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