Do you want to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites? In the region you will find no fewer than 4 UNESCO world heritage sites. All unique locations and well worth a visit!

Kolonien van Weldadigheid

A unique piece of Dutch history

In 1818, General Johannes van den Bosch founded the first agricultural colonies to give people a chance to escape poverty and build a dignified life. Among others, you can see, hear and read all about this in the Proefcolony museum in Frederiksoord. A very nice museum for young and old!

Ir. Wouda-gemaal

Unique steam pumping station to keep our feet dry

The largest functioning steam pumping station in the world dating from 1920 and it is still used by Wetterskip Fryslân when water levels are too high. There is an interactive exhibition that tells the story of Frisian water management and the consequences of climate change. You can experience the Woudagemaal from inside with VR glasses or take a walk around the pumping station.


The oldest working planetarium in the world

The Planetarium Room and the impressive gears is the oldest planetarium in the world that is still working! Whilst visiting there is also more to see, including the former wool combing facility of Eisinga, astronomical instruments, a cinema, changing exhibitions and attention to modern astronomy.


A unique combination of cultural history and nature. On the former island you will find the remains of fishermen's houses, the church of Ens and enormous boulders from the penultimate ice age. In addition to cultural-historical heritage and archaeological finds, Schokland is also a place with special nature. A former island in the middle of the Noordoostpolder, a place between land and water where people lived for centuries.