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World Heritage Sites

The Kingdom of the Netherlands boasts ten World Heritage Sites acknowledged by UNESCO. Nine of these locations can be found in Holland; the tenth is located on the island of Curaçao. These extraordinary sites tell the story of Holland and the Dutch in relation to water management, society, and design. As the Dutch used to do things and always will.

Discover the nineteen splendid windmills that have been declared UNESCO world heritage.

Keizersgracht in Amsterdam
Sights to see

Canals of Amsterdam

The best of the iconic canals of Amsterdam.

An architectonic highlight by Gerrit Rietveld.

The oldest area of reclaimed land in Holland.

Visit this former island in Flevoland and discover its many monuments and archaeological treasures.

You are guaranteed to have a special time when you go on vacation in an area listed as a World Heritage Site.

The world’s largest steam-driven pumping station.

An oasis of tranquility at only 15 kilometers distance from Amsterdam.

The Van Nelle Building in Rotterdam
Architecture

Van Nellefabriek

Unique architecture now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The ship is built to withstand running aground on a sandbank. Experience the play of high and low tide on the ‘wad’ or tidal flat.

Discover the extraordinary villages in the open coastal landscape along the Wadden Sea.

Uncover the story of the Dutch agricultural colonies that were built to alleviate poverty.

The New Dutch Waterline is unique in the world, which is why it deserves a spot on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Sail past the nineteen world-famous windmills in a quintessentially Dutch polder landscape.