Dutch Water Defence Lines1996

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The Defence Line of Amsterdam was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996. To complete the story of the strategic use of water in the Netherlands, the New Dutch Waterline was added to the World Heritage site in 2021. The two defence lines together are a linear monument with a total length of 220 kilometres.


  • Title: Muiderslot
  • Creator: Dutch Water Defence Lines
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Rights: Mike Bink
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (ii)(iv)(v)
  • Date of Inscription: 1996
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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