Zorgvlied entrance
Zorgvlied entrance
Gebroken Kolom, writers' monument
Gebroken Kolom, writers' monument
Moedermonument
Moedermonument
Sterretjesveld
Sterretjesveld
Gordel van Smaragd
Gordel van Smaragd

Zorgvlied is a cemetery on the Amsteldijk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on the left bank of the river Amstel. The cemetery was opened in 1870 by the city of Amstelveen which still owns and operates it, though since 1896 (when city lines were redrawn) it is located within the boundaries of the city of Amsterdam. One of the country's best-known cemeteries, it is notable for the large number of celebrities, especially from the literary and theater worlds, buried there.

History

The cemetery takes its name from the villa on whose grounds it is built. The design, by Jan David Zocher, is in the English garden style. Zorgvlied was expanded in 1892 by Zocher's son, Louis Paul Zocher, and again in 1900, 1919, and 1926, when it became a burial place for the upper classes who had often been buried in Westerveld in Driehuis. An atrium was added in 1930.

Notable monuments

Perceptions of death and burial have changed considerably. After the 1994 burial of Manfred Langer, whose monument features him holding a glass of beer, some burials have become more extrovert. After a dispute over the burial of visual artist Peter Giele, the board of directors of Zorgvlied set aside a special area, called Paradiso, for monuments with extraordinary appearance or dimensions.

Rijksmonuments

Monument of the Dorrepaal family (Rijksmonument)
Monument of the Dorrepaal family (Rijksmonument)
Grave of the Johanna Elisabeth Sophia Knoll family (Rijksmonument)
Grave of the Johanna Elisabeth Sophia Knoll family (Rijksmonument)

The cemetery itself (the park and its paths), as well as a number of grave sites, were added to the list of Rijksmonuments in March 2008:

Graves of notables

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Grave of Anneke van Baalen
Grave of Anneke van Baalen

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Interior of Carré's mausoleum
Interior of Carré's mausoleum

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Grave of Joop Doderer
Grave of Joop Doderer
Grave of Andrea Domburg en Ferdi Posthuma de Boer
Grave of Andrea Domburg en Ferdi Posthuma de Boer

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Grave of Jip Golsteijn
Grave of Jip Golsteijn

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Grave of Hildo Krop
Grave of Hildo Krop

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Grave of Hans van Mierlo
Grave of Hans van Mierlo
Grave of Harry Mulisch
Grave of Harry Mulisch

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Grave of Jack de Rijk
Grave of Jack de Rijk
Grave of Herman & Diana Renz
Grave of Herman & Diana Renz

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Grave of Annie M.G. Schmidt
Grave of Annie M.G. Schmidt
Grave of Ramses Shaffy
Grave of Ramses Shaffy

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Grave of Hans Vonk
Grave of Hans Vonk
Grave of Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh
Grave of Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh

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Grave of Joop Willemsen
Grave of Joop Willemsen

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Photos

References

  1. ^ "Dumphandelaar Loe Lap (78) overleden". NRC Handelsblad. 27 March 1993. Retrieved 3 April 2012.

Coordinates: 52°20′8″N 4°54′1″E / 52.33556°N 4.90028°E / 52.33556; 4.90028