Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)



CountryNetherlands
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationProvince of Noord-Holland
CoordinatesN52 32 56 E4 54 40
Inscription Date1999
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number899
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/899
DescriptionThe Beemster Polder, dating from the early 17th century, is is an exceptional example of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. It has preserved intact its well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements, laid out in accordance with classical and Renaissance planning principles.
StatusWorld Heritage Site