UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands
11 locations, 11 stories, 11 highlights of the Netherlands
Hidden in nature
This is why the Colonies of Benevolence are typically Dutch.
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.
The Dutch Water Defence Lines: an ingenious form of defence and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our UNESCO story
The Wadden spectacle
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.
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.
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.