World Heritage Sites


World Heritage Sites
   The United Nations Educational, Sci entific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has a program to des ignate World Heritage Sites, with the goal of protecting the common cultural and natural heritage of humankind. The Netherlands contains six such sites: the former isle of Schokland in the Noordoostpolder, Flevoland (designated in 1995); the “Stelling” and waterline of Am sterdam(1996); the Kinderdijk windmillsin the provinceof South ern Holland (1997); the Ir. D. F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station in Lemmer, Frisia (1998); the Beemster Polder in Northern Holland (1999); and the Rietveld Schroder House in the city of Utrecht (2000). Aside from the last one, all Dutch sites are related to water. This also applies for the Wadden, which has been nominated for in clusion in the UNESCO list by the Dutch government.
   See also Dutch water line; Land reclamation.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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