UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands
11 locations, 11 stories, 11 highlights of the Netherlands
How UNESCO World Heritage tells the story of the Netherlands
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands tell the story of the country and the Dutch people.
Hidden in nature
Visit the Colonies of Benevolence
This is why the Colonies of Benevolence are typically Dutch.
Droogmakerij de Beemster
World heritage De Beemster is a master class in wrestling land from the sea in the 17th century and tells the history of the Waterland area.
Visit the Dutch Water Defence Lines
The Dutch Water Defence Lines: an ingenious form of defence and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Travel back in time
What makes the Rietveld Schröder House so special?
Why the Van Nelle factory is quintessentially Dutch
Our UNESCO story
The Wadden spectacle
Wadden Sea, World Heritage Site
The Wadden Sea became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, acknowledging it as an internationally unique nature reserve. The age-old rhythm of the tides reigns supreme here and is tangible wherever you go.
From mills to limes
Visit the Kinderdijk windmills
The Lower German Limes
A nation living with water
The Woudagemaal, located in the Frisian town of Lemmer, is the largest, steam powered pumping station in the world that is still in operation today.
The Canals of Amsterdam
A stunningly designed ravel of canals that give Amsterdam its unique character.
Visit this former island in Flevoland and discover its many monuments and archaeological treasures.