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Cemetery Review # 4 – Huis te Vraag – Amsterdam – The Netherlands


In the south of Amsterdam, hidden in the midst of a residential area on the outskirts of the city, lies one of the most beautiful cemeteries of the Netherlands: Huis te Vraag. The estate of Huis te Vraag stems from the 15th century and has been in use as a farm, a shipyard and a cotton factory, until it got reassigned its new function as a Protestant cemetery in 1891. Up until 1962, when the local authorities decided to close the cemetery for further burials. Since then Huis te Vraag has been a cultural-historical monumental property. It is opened for visitors and is being maintained by two local Dutch artists, who live in the former auditorium.

Cemetery Review #2 – St Barbara – Haarlem – The Netherlands


St Barbara is a Catholic cemetery located in the northern part of Haarlem, in the Netherlands. It is situated in the midst of a residential area. Houses surround it and a big road with shops is across the street from the entrance. But inside its gates, you find a quiet small cemetery that emanates eternal peace.
Cemeteries can teach us a lot. They tell us about history, about the people who lived here before us. Who they were, how they are to be remembered. And of course, wandering a cemetery reminds us of our own mortality. It breaks the spell of our every day routines and brings us back to the core of who we are and what life is about…

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