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Committee Decisions

CONF 201 VIII.C

Inscription: The Defence Line of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

The Defence Line of Amsterdam

759

Netherlands

C(ii) (iv) (v)

The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (v) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as it is an exceptional example of an extensive integrated defence system of the modern period which has survived intact and well conserved since it was created in the later 19th century. It is also notable for the unique way in which the Dutch genius for hydraulic engineering has been incorporated into the defences of the nation's capital city.

 

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-96/CONF.201/09
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Netherlands
Session: 20COM