Sites within the Netherlands

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Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
Amsterdam’s canals are lined with beautiful old patricians’ houses and former warehouses from when the city was a busy port, receiving products from all over the world.

Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
A landscape exemplifying creative Dutch land reclamation.

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
Kinderdijk is famous for its picturesque rows of windmills dating to the mid-1700s. It is a great example of how the Dutch created the landscape of the Netherlands.

Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
A 1920s family house exemplifying the ideals of the De Stijl group of architects and artists.

Van Nellefabriek
A masterpiece of modernist industrial design from the inter-war period.

Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)
The largest and most powerful steam-driven pumping station ever built.

Dutch Water Defence Lines

Schokland and Surroundings

Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker

Transnational sites

Colonies of Benevolence
A utopian experiment in reducing urban poverty by building planned agrarian communities.

Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Lower German Limes

Wadden Sea

Overseas territory

Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao
A colorful, dynamic and diverse Caribbean island capital with four distinct historical districts.

Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in THE NETHERLANDS. Images: above, a row of windmills at Kinderdijk; below, a bridge and rowhouses in the historic center of Amsterdam.