On 21 June 2014 the Van Nelle factory was the last officially declared World Heritage Site in the Netherlands, bringing the number in the Netherlands up to 10.
By clicking on the map you can take a closer look at the locations and data of the World Heritage in the Netherlands. Through this dynamic map you can zoom into a specific World Heritage Site and navigate to the discription of its data on the UNESCO-site.
10 Dutch World Heritage Sites
The 10 Dutch World Heritage Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List are (in order of year of inscription):
1. Schokland and surroundings (1995)
2. Defence Line of Amsterdam (1996)
3. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout (1997)
4. Historic area of Willemstad on Curaçao (1997)
5. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station) (1998)
6. Droogmakerij De Beemster (Beemster Polder) (1999)
7. Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) (2000)
8. The Wadden Sea (with Germany) (2009)
9. De Grachtengordel (Seventeenth-century canal ring area of) Amsterdam (2010)
10. Van Nelle factory (2014)
9 items on Tentative List
The government decides which heritage sites should be nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage List. These sites are first included in a Tentative List. The following nine sites have been on the Netherlands’ Tentative List since June 2014:
1. New Dutch Waterline
2. Koloniën van de Maatschappij van Weldadigheid (agricultural pauper colony) in Drenthe
3. Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker
4. Teylers Museum in Haarlem
5. Sanatorium Zonnestraal in Hilversum
6. The Lower Germanic section of the Roman Limes (with Germany)
7. Bonaire Marine Park
8. Plantations in West Curaçao
9. Island of Saba
For more information on the World Heritage Sites, see the UNESCO website.
31 December 2018
Monitoring frequency: continuous
Data are updated by the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE). The RCE also implements world heritage policy.
Given the small number of World Heritage Sites and the fact that new ones are only occasionally added to the World Heritage List or Tentative List, the monitor is updated as soon as possible in the event of any change.
Also visit the website World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands for more information on this theme.