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Growing up in The Netherlands, my first visit abroad was a daytrip to Belgium with my family when I was eight years old. Throughout the years I travelled further away and longer in duration, mostly in Europe and Asia. My most memorable journey so far is an around-the-world trip lasting fourteen weeks, visiting countries on five continents.

For me, the highlights of travel are hiking through a stunning landscape (or driving), being amazed by a city's architecture and traffic, watching the world pass by from behind a window on a long train journey, and getting lost in the past while visiting the remains of an ancient world.

So far I have never travelled with a focus on WHS. But some are very hard to miss, so my first count of WHS in June 2022 showed 118 visited sites. My short term WHS-goal is to visit all sites in the Benelux countries. Until now I have seen 13 out of the 28 sites.

Update August 2023: Benelux completed! This year I visited the (15) WHS in the Benelux that I had not been to before. My highlights were:
- a very pleasant walk around the former island of Schokland on the first sunny spring day of the year;
- a visit to the Van Nelle building and drinks afterwards with my friend in Rotterdam;
- walking along the riverside from Charleroi to suburb Marchienne for a view of the city's industrial past and not so glorious industrial present (the day after visiting the Bois du Cazier coal mine and the Art Deco belfry);
- driving around La Louvière, in search of the four lifts. The first one suddenly rose before me from the farmland; lifts 2 and 3 were less easy to find which led to a hilarious drive along small village roads;
- the Plantin-Moretus museum in Antwerp. And, since I parked my car on the left bank, I walked to the centre through the historic St. Anna tunnel underneath the Schelde. That was a great walk. It was early in the morning and the tunnel was almost deserted, which gave me a surreal experiece (and nice photos).


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Pyramids (Memphis), Abu Simbel, Plain of Jars, Great wall of China, Norwegian Fjords
Delta works (Deltawerken), Transsiberian railway, Architectural works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Recently Visited WHS

Update 25.05.24

7 Countries Complete

Belgium . Estonia . Holy See . Lesotho . Luxembourg . Moldova . Netherlands .

  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  4. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  6. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  7. Central Park (T)
  8. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  9. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  10. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  11. Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)
  12. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  13. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  14. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T)
  15. Ellis Island (T)
  16. Flinders Ranges (T)
  17. Former M-13 prison/ Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (former S-21)/ Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre (former Execution Site of S-21) (T)
  18. Fortress of Spinalonga (T)
  19. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  20. Green Belt (T)
  21. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  22. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  23. Iconic Riverfront of the Historic City of Varanasi (T)
  24. Inle Lake (T)
  25. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  26. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  27. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  28. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  29. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  30. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  31. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  32. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  33. Maasai Mara Game Reserve (T)
  34. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  35. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  36. Møns Klint (T)
  37. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  38. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  39. National Park Hohe Tauern (T)
  40. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  41. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  42. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  43. San Pedro de Atacama (T)
  44. Sites of Globalization (T)
  45. Southwest Coast (T)
  46. That Luang de Vientiane (T)
  47. The African Great Rift Valley - The Maasai Mara (T)
  48. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  49. The Architectural Works of Alvar Aalto - a Human Dimension to the Modern Movement (T)
  50. The Bodrum Castle (T)
  51. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  52. The Great Rift Valley - The Kenya Lakes System (T)
  53. The Hadrianic city of Italica (T)
  54. The Lofoten islands (T)
  55. The Television Tower Stuttgart. Archetype and symbol of modern mass communication (T)
  56. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  57. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  58. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)

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