Tentative List of future Dutch nominations

The Dutch government decides which sites in the Netherlands are nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These first appear on a so-called Tentative List.

Tentative List

A special commission advised the government in 2010 on possible future nominations. This advice was adopted in full. In 2015 and again in 2018 the sites on the Dutch Tentativelist where evaluated in order to determine if the progress on the files made it possible to assign a year for their nomination. In some cases, when chances on a successful nomination seemed very small, this led to the removal of the site from the Tentativelist.

The current Dutch Tentative List contains six sites:

  • Bonaire National Marine Park
  • Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium, Franeker (nomination due in 2022)
  • Colonies of Benevolence in Drenthe, Overijssel, Friesland and Antwerp (nominated in 2017, jointly with Belgium)
  • The New Dutch Water Line, as an extension to the Defence Line of Amsterdam (nominated in 2019)
  • Plantations in West Curaçao
  • The Lower German Limes, (nomination due in 2020, jointly with Germany)