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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
1995 Schokland and Surroundings 1998 Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)
1996 Defense Line of Amsterdam 1999 Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
Netherlands - Kinderdijk (Zuid-Holland): Dutch windmill - cows grazing - Unesco world heritage (photo by M.Bergsma) 1997 Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout 2000 Rietveld Schröderhuis - Utrecht (Rietveld Schröder House)
Curaçao - Willemstad / CUR: view of Punda from Otrabanda - Unesco world heritage site (photo by Robert A. Ziff) 1997 Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City, and Harbour, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Netherlands / Holland  - Amsterdam: leaning on the canal - view from the Damrak - back of Warmoesstraat - background: Oude Kerk (photo by M.Torres) 2010 Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht 
Jointly with Germany:
2009 Wadden Sea
Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area and the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.

The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.

One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.

States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.

Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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