Veenhuizen World Heritage List

UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Veenhuizen appears on the provisional list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, together with the six other ex-colonies of the Society of Humanitarianism: Frederiksoord and Wilhelminaoord in Drenthe, Willemsoord and Ommerschans in Overijssel and the colonies Wortel and Merksplas in Belgium.

The hope is that Veenhuizen will gain UNESCO status in 2018, so that the future of the unique legacy of the colony is assured.