unesco

UNESCO is the organisation of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture, and a special commission is tasked with the World Heritage List. Amsterdam’s Canal Ring was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010, joining other local attractions like Beemster and the Defence Line of Amsterdam.

Canal houses

Once homes for the wealthy, many canal houses are now open as museums, offices and hotels. In 2010, Amsterdam’s picturesque canal district was added t...

Defence Line of Amsterdam

Fortwachter 1
2141 EE VIJFHUIZEN
The Defence Line of Amsterdam (Stelling van Amsterdam) is a 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam made up of forts l...

Amsterdam City Archives

Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam City Archives is the largest – and many say, most beautiful – city archive in the world. Located in the historic De ...

Museum Van Loon

Keizersgracht 672
1017 ET AMSTERDAM
Museum Van Loon, the former house of the regent Van Loon family, is situated in the heart of the Amsterdam Canals. Willem van Loon...

Schokland

Middelbuurt 3
8319 AB SCHOKLAND
Formerly an island in the Zuiderzee, this elongated strip of land was reclaimed from the sea in 1942 and is now surrounded by fiel...