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Michiel Dekker Profile

When I was young my parents used to drag me along to all these boring towns in France and Belgium. Somehow this exposure to culture did manage to rub off on me and now I'm doing the same to my daughter.
I managed to do two around the world trips during which I visited many heritage sites. It started out as an innocent way to visit the places that are considered important by the country itself, but it has evolved into an obsessive hobby! ;)
It seems that the quest to visit all world heritage sites will be near impossible, but nevertheless my wife, my daughter and me battle on bravely.

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Ephesus 01-Oct-10

Beautiful site with a lot of history. Also the site of one of the seven wonders of the world; the Temple of Artemis (eventhough not much remains of this site).

Worth a visit and worthy to be a World Heritage Site.

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire (extension) (T) 01-Oct-10

Visited the site and was not impressed...

I really wonder why this site is on the tentative list of Unesco World Heritage... Must say that the site is important to Dutch archaeology/history/heritage, but this site does not have a significance for world heritage. A backwater Roman settlement of which hardly anything remains?? The submission text claims "the remains ... are extremely well preserved"; for Dutch standards: yes. For European standards: NO!

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Name: Michiel Dekker

Country: The Netherlands

Visited WHS: 309

Most Impressive:

Proposal New WHS:

Update 2018-10-29 09:25:32

  1. Shark Bay : 5.0
  2. Bellinzone : 4.0
  3. Dubrovnik : 4.0
  4. El Fuerte de Samaipata : 4.0
  5. Monte San Giorgio : 4.0
  6. Mostar : 4.0
  7. Ningaloo Coast : 4.0
  8. Purnululu National Park : 4.0
  9. Desembarco del Granma National Park : 3.0
  10. Primeval Beech Forests : 3.0
  11. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy : 3.0
  12. Santa Maria delle Grazie : 3.0
  13. Stećci : 3.0
  14. Crespi d'Adda : 2.0
  15. Poverty Point : 2.0
  16. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings : 2.0
  17. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin : 2.0
  18. Aachen Cathedral
  19. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  20. Acropolis
  21. Aflaj irrigation system
  22. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  23. Agrigento
  24. Al Ain
  25. Al Zubarah
  26. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  27. Altamira Cave
  28. Amiens Cathedral
  29. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  30. Ancient Thebes
  31. Antequera Dolmens Site
  32. Arab-Norman Palermo
  33. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  34. Arequipa
  35. Arles
  36. Asturian Monuments
  37. Atapuerca
  38. Auschwitz Birkenau
  39. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  40. Avignon
  41. Bahla Fort
  42. Bamberg
  43. Bardejov Town
  44. Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  45. Bauhaus Sites
  46. Beemster Polder
  47. Belem
  48. Belfries
  49. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  50. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  51. Biblical Tells
  52. Birka and Hovgarden
  53. Blenheim Palace
  54. Bordeaux
  55. Bourges Cathedral
  56. Brugge
  57. Burgos Cathedral
  58. Burgundy
  59. Caceres
  60. Calakmul
  61. Camagüey
  62. Campeche
  63. Canterbury
  64. Cape Floral Region
  65. Castel del Monte
  66. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  67. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  68. Causses and Cévennes
  69. Centennial Hall
  70. Champagne
  71. Chan Chan
  72. Chartres Cathedral
  73. Chavin
  74. Chaîne des Puys
  75. Chichen-Itza
  76. Churches of Peace
  77. Cienfuegos
  78. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  79. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  80. City of Bath
  81. City of Luxembourg
  82. Cologne Cathedral
  83. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  84. Cordoba
  85. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  86. Corvey
  87. Costiera Amalfitana
  88. Cracow
  89. Cuenca
  90. Cuzco
  91. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  92. Derwent Valley Mills
  93. Dolomites
  94. Donana National Park
  95. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  96. Drottningholm
  97. Edinburgh
  98. Elvas
  99. Engelsberg Ironworks
  100. Ephesus
  101. Epidaurus
  102. Evora
  103. Fagus Factory
  104. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  105. First Coffee Plantations
  106. Flemish Béguinages
  107. Florence
  108. Fontainebleau
  109. Fortifications of Vauban
  110. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  111. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  112. Galapagos Islands
  113. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  114. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  115. Giant's Causeway
  116. Granada
  117. Grand Canyon
  118. Grand Place, Brussels
  119. Graz
  120. Greater Blue Mountains
  121. Gwynedd Castles
  122. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  123. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  124. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  125. Historic Cairo
  126. Holy Trinity Column
  127. Huascaran National Park
  128. Iguacu
  129. Iguazu National Park
  130. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  131. Isole Eolie
  132. Istanbul
  133. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
  134. Karlskrona
  135. Kernavë
  136. Kew Gardens
  137. Kinderdijk
  138. Kronborg Castle
  139. Kutna Hora
  140. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  141. La Lonja de la Seda
  142. Las Medulas
  143. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  144. Le Havre
  145. Lima
  146. Litomysl Castle
  147. Liverpool
  148. Loire Valley
  149. Longobards in Italy
  150. Luther Memorials
  151. Lyon
  152. Lübeck
  153. Machu Picchu
  154. Major Town Houses
  155. Maloti Drakensberg
  156. Margravial Opera House
  157. Maritime Greenwich
  158. Masada
  159. Matera
  160. Medici Villas and Gardens
  161. Medina Azahara
  162. Medina of Essaouira
  163. Medina of Marrakesh
  164. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  165. Mesa Verde
  166. Messel Pit
  167. Meteora
  168. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  169. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  170. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  171. Monastery of Alcobaça
  172. Monastery of Batalha
  173. Mont-Saint-Michel
  174. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  175. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  176. Muskauer Park
  177. Mycenae and Tiryns
  178. Mystras
  179. Mérida
  180. Nancy
  181. Naples
  182. Nasca Lines
  183. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  184. Nikko
  185. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  186. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  187. Novgorod
  188. Nubian Monuments
  189. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  190. Old City of Berne
  191. Old City of Jerusalem
  192. Old Havana
  193. Olympia
  194. Orange
  195. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  196. Palenque
  197. Palmeral of Elche
  198. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  199. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  200. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  201. Plitvice Lakes
  202. Poblet Monastery
  203. Pompei
  204. Pont du Gard
  205. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  206. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  207. Potosi
  208. Potsdam
  209. Prague
  210. Provins
  211. Pyramids (Memphis)
  212. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  213. Quedlinburg
  214. Quito
  215. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  216. Rapa Nui
  217. Reims
  218. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  219. Robben Island
  220. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  221. Roman Walls of Lugo
  222. Rome
  223. Roskilde Cathedral
  224. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  225. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  226. Royal Palace at Caserta
  227. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  228. Saint Catherine Area
  229. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  230. Saltaire
  231. San Gimignano
  232. San Pedro de la Roca Castle
  233. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  234. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  235. Santiago de Compostela
  236. Schokland
  237. Schönbrunn
  238. Semmering Railway
  239. Seville
  240. Siena
  241. Sighisoara
  242. Sintra
  243. Skogskyrkogarden
  244. Southern Öland
  245. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  246. Speyer Cathedral
  247. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  248. Split
  249. St. Petersburg
  250. Stari Grad Plain
  251. Stevns Klint
  252. Stoclet House
  253. Stonehenge
  254. Strasbourg
  255. Struve Geodetic Arc
  256. Studley Royal Park
  257. Sucre
  258. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  259. Sydney Opera House
  260. Syracuse
  261. Tarraco
  262. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  263. Teotihuacan
  264. The Four Lifts
  265. The trulli of Alberobello
  266. Thingvellir
  267. Tiwanaku
  268. Toledo
  269. Tongariro National Park
  270. Tower of London
  271. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  272. Trier
  273. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  274. Trogir
  275. Tugendhat Villa
  276. Uluru
  277. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  278. Uxmal
  279. Val di Noto
  280. Valletta
  281. Van Nellefabriek
  282. Vatican City
  283. Venetian Works of Defence
  284. Venice and its Lagoon
  285. Versailles
  286. Vienna
  287. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  288. Villa Romana del Casale
  289. Villa d'Este
  290. Villages with Fortified Churches
  291. Vilnius
  292. Visby
  293. Vizcaya Bridge
  294. Viñales Valley
  295. Vlkolinec
  296. Vézelay
  297. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  298. Wadden Sea
  299. Westminster
  300. White City of Tel-Aviv
  301. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  302. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  303. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  304. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  305. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  306. Würzburg Residence
  307. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  308. Zollverein
  309. Úbeda and Baeza
  1. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  2. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  3. Archaeological Site of Nikopolis (T)
  4. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  5. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications (T)
  6. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  7. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  8. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  9. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  10. Cultural Itinerary of Ecuador's Trans-Andean Train (T)
  11. Dahab (T)
  12. Desert Wadis (T)
  13. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  14. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  15. Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T)
  16. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (extension) (T)
  17. Great Desert Landscapes (T)
  18. Great Spas of Europe (Austria) (T)
  19. Great Spas of Europe (France) (T)
  20. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  21. Great Spas of Europe (Italy) (T)
  22. Greek Archaeological ensemble in Empúries, l'Escala, Girona (T)
  23. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  24. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  25. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  26. Hoge Kempen Rural - Industrial Transition Landscape (T)
  27. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  28. Jerusalem (T)
  29. Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit and Canaan karst system (T)
  30. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  31. Kerikeri Basin historic precinct (T)
  32. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  33. Koloniën van Weldadigheid (agricultural pauper colony) (T)
  34. Kuelap Archaeological Complex (T)
  35. La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine Cultural Landscape (T)
  36. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  37. Lake Titicaca (T)
  38. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  39. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  40. Le massif forestier de Fontainebleau (T)
  41. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  42. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  43. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
  44. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  45. Le plateau des Hautes-Fagnes (T)
  46. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées (T)
  47. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  48. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  49. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  50. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  51. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  52. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  53. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  54. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  55. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  56. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  57. Mediterranean Wind Mills (T)
  58. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  59. Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)
  60. Napier Art Deco historic precinct (T)
  61. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  62. Necropolises of Middle Egypt, from the Middle Empire to the Roman period (T)
  63. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  64. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  65. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  66. Parque Nacional Machalilla (T)
  67. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  68. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  69. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  70. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  71. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  72. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  73. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  74. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  75. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  76. Siwa archaeological area (T)
  77. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  78. Teylers (T)
  79. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  80. The Bodrum Castle (T)
  81. The Burren (T)
  82. The city of Bergamo (T)
  83. The Historic Centre of Cajamarca (T)
  84. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  85. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  86. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  87. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain) (T)
  88. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  89. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  90. The Silver Route (T)
  91. The Wine in Iberia (T)
  92. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  93. Turó de la Seu Vella de Lleida (T)
  94. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  95. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  96. Vjetrenica cave (T)
  97. Voormalige Nazorgkolonie en Sanatorium Zonnestraal (T)
  98. Waitangi Treaty Grounds historic precinct (T)