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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: 301

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Proposal New WHS:

Update 2018-08-02 04:38:40

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