Naarden Vesting

Dutch Water Defence Lines1996

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

With 45 forts, 6 fortresses, 2 castles and many casemates, shelters, locks and waterworks, the New Dutch Waterline protected the economic and administrative heart of the Netherlands from attacks from the east. The defence line was in use between 1814 and 1945.


  • Title: Naarden Vesting
  • Creator: Dutch Water Defence Lines
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Rights: Aerophoto Schiphol
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (ii)(iv)(v)
  • Date of Inscription: 1996
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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