Windmills at Kinderdijk
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NBTC begins UNESCO countdown

July 27, 2022

In July 2023, it will be announced whether the Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Friesland will be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. In the run-up to this announcement, NBTC will highlight a Dutch heritage site every month across our social media channels. World heritage belongs to all of us. It includes important areas of natural beauty and our most iconic buildings, unique locations that tell the story of our culture and our past. For decades, UNESCO has been working to protect these sites.

The Netherlands boasts 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ranging from unique nature reserves to remarkable architecture. The complete list consists of the Lower Germanic Limes, the Dutch Water Defence Line, the Colonies of Benevolence (with Belgium), the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam, the Amsterdam Canal Ring area, the Wadden Sea, the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht, the Beemster Polder, the Woudagemaal steam pumping station near Lemmer, Schokland and the area of the Noordoostpolder and the Kinderdijk-Elshout windmills. The twelfth World Heritage site within the Kingdom − the historic centre of Willemstad − is located in Curaçao. Join us as we celebrate them over the coming months.

Eise Eisinga

In July 2023, it will be announced whether the Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Friesland will receive UNESCO World Heritage status. It will remain tense right until the last moment, when we will learn whether or not the planetarium has satisfied the conditions set by the World Heritage Committee. During the countdown, NBTC will present a Dutch World Heritage site on its channels every month. We really look forward to putting Eise Eisinga in the spotlight as the latest addition to the World Heritage List in July 2023. Discover more www.holland.com/unesco.

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