Amsterdam 17th Century Centre Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Added by on September 7, 2010

The 17th Century Centre of Amsterdam has just been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List. UNESCO’s initiative has been developed by the United Nations to support the dialogue between all cultures of the world, while focusing on common values. The World Heritage List is part of the World Heritage Convention that supports and protects both the cultural history and the environment from all around the globe. Members of the World Heritage Convention stated that any location that is listed on the World Heritage List can also receive funds and attention for preserving it and ensuring that it will be able to have the same cultural significance for future generations.

Amsterdam has many things to offer and many tour guide companies from the City offer bus and boat tours together with more nature like tours on bikes or with carriages. The Redlight Candle Light Cruise, for example, takes visitors down the canal in a glass-enclosed boat. The area around the canal is also on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Many tour guides in Amsterdam have already recognized and added the 17th Century Centre to their offer therefore tourists can now enjoy another great site which will also be preserved for future generations.