Cemetery Review 20 – Glasnevin Cemetery – Dublin – Ireland
Glasnevin Cemetery is one of the most important historical sites in Ireland. This cemetery in Dublin is known for its rich history and incredibly beautiful Celtic cross grave monuments. Let’s enter the gates and explore this historic site!
Cemetery Review 18 – Oude Begraafplaats – Baarn – The Netherlands
Although the Netherlands is fairly small, it has an abundance of cute little towns with a rich history worth exploring. I went to visit Baarn, a small town in the province of Utrecht, together with my friend Macha who grew up in the area.
Cemetery Review #16 – Begraafplaats Buitenveldert – Amsterdam – The Netherlands – ACID X Cemetery Club
On a cloudy winter’s day I teamed up with Sheldon Goodman from London who runs an epic blog called the Cemetery Club. As you may have guessed, he writes about the history of the dead. He likes to refer to cemeteries as “libraries of the dead”. We met up while he was visiting Amsterdam, and what else do two thanatophiles do other than exploring one of these libraries of deceased?
Cemetery Review #15 – Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery – Shrine Of The Ages – Grand Canyon Village – USA
After my visit to LA I traveled on to Arizona to visit one of America’s most popular national parks: the Grand Canyon. On the south rim of the canyon, hidden beneath the pines, lies Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery, together with the Shrine of the Ages. Let’s explore this special graveyard and see what it can tell us about the history of the park.
Cemetery Review #12 – Begraafplaats Kerkhoflaan And Apparent Dead House – The Hague – The Netherlands
Located on the outskirts of the center close to Scheveningen and the coastline, the cemetery was built on a sandy dune landscape back in 1830. Next to its gorgeous grave monuments the property also contains a building known as the ‘Apparent Dead House’. With the sun and a gentle sea breeze as my guides, I explored this beautiful piece of history.
Cemetery Review #10 – Beth Haim “House of Life” – Ouderkerk aan de Amstel – The Netherlands
This picturesque town happens to be home to the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands, Beth Haim. The cemetery was established by the Jewish community of Amsterdam in 1614.
Cemetery Review #8 – Reykjavík & Vík í Mýrdal – Iceland
I visited two cemeteries during my stay in Iceland’s winter wonderland: one in downtown Reykjavik and a smaller one in Vik. If you’re into snow covered graves and tiny wooden churches, I have some treats in store for you!
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.
Cemetery Review #3 – Schoonselhof – Antwerp – Belgium
The property of Schoonselhof was purchased by the city in 1911 and opened as a public cemetery in 1921. It is a great place to take a walk and pay a visit to countless famous Belgians who have found their final resting place among the trees and birds.
Cemetery Review #2 – St Barbara – Haarlem – The Netherlands
St Barbara is a Catholic cemetery located in the northern part of Haarlem, in the Netherlands. Inside its gates, you find a quiet small cemetery that emanates eternal peace.
Cemetery Review #1 – De Nieuwe Ooster – Amsterdam – The Netherlands
De Nieuwe Ooster is the largest cemetery in Amsterdam. Initially designed by landscape architect Leonard Springer, it covers almost 75 acres and accommodates a wide variety of old and modern graves, as well as a funeral museum and a gorgeous arboretum.