On Sept. 20, 2023 UNESCO decided to recognize 139 sites related to World War I as World Heritage Sites.
They include 27 cemeteries and memorials in Flanders, in addition to sites in Wallonia and France.
Flanders has been pushing for Unesco recognition for many years.
"It is so important that we continue to tell the story of World War I: a story that connects people from all over the world to each other and to our region." said Flemish Minister of Immovable Heritage Matthias Diependaele
The Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker (Friesland) was finished in 1781,
after 7 years of calculation.
On a Berlin blue wooden ceiling in the living room, an 18th century miniature solar system can be admired. To this day it still almost perfectly reflects the position of the planets on a scale of 1 in a trillion. On the wall are the exact dates and times of sunrise and sunset, in addition to solar and lunar eclipses.
The world's oldest planetarium still in use on site was
added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in September 2023.
9 Iconic Cycle Routes
4 Festivals of contemporary art in West-Vlaanderen
Opening of the new Fenix museum in Rotterdam
The concept of 'cycling nodes' lead you to the most beautiful places in Belgium and the Netherlands in an extremely safe way.
The coasts in the Netherlands, Limburg, the number 1 cycling province in Belgium and the Müllertal in Luxembourg provide you with unforgettable hiking trails and bicycle tours.