The goal of the World Heritage Convention is to assure the exceptional heritage on the World Heritage List as an international community, since they are important to the whole world. These World Heritage sites need to be saved for the next generation.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has ten UNESCO World Heritage sites. These sites are unique in the world. They tell the extraordinary story of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the spheres of water management (water), civil society (social) and designed land (design). They did so then, they do it now, and they will always continue to do so.
The current World Heritage sites in the Netherlands are: Schokland and Surroundings, the Defence Line of Amsterdam, Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout, the D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station, Willemstad Curaçao, the Beemster Polder, the Rietveld Schröder House, the Wadden Sea, the Amsterdam Canal District and the Van Nelle factory.
The World Heritage sites would like to share their exceptional stories with you as a visitor. They are proud of the special place they occupy within the exceptional heritage of this world.