Zorgvlied (cemetery)

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For the town in Drenthe, see Zorgvlied.
Zorgvlied entrance
Gebroken Kolom, writers' monument
Moedermonument
Sterretjesveld
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 world, buried there.

History[edit]

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 formerly were often buried in Westerveld in Driehuis. An atrium was added in 1930.

Notable monuments[edit]

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[edit]

Monument of the Dorrepaal 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:

  • Park construction, 1869-1931 (design Jan David Zocher junior, L. van der Bijl, and C.P. Broerse)
  • Pathways, 1869-1931 (J.D. Zocher junior, L. van der Bijl en C.P. Broerse)
  • Villa, 1869
  • Gates and fences, 1926
  • Atrium, 1931 (design K.J. Mijnarends)
  • Monument for Oscar Carré, 1891 (design J.P.F. van Rossum en W.J. Vuyk)
  • Monument for Dorrepaal family, 1886 (statue based on a design by Frans Stracké)
  • Monument for Von Rath-Bunge family, 1894
  • Monument for Margot G. Mulder, 1889
  • Monument for Sophie de Vries, 1892 (statue designed by H. Texeira de Mattos)
  • Monument for P.W. Jansen, 1906 (built by H. Kautsch)
  • Monument for Hartog van Banda family, 1873
  • Monument for the Johanna Elisabeth Sophia Knoll family, 1900

Graves of notables[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

Grave of Anneke van Baalen

C[edit]

Interior of Carré's mausoleum

D[edit]

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

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

Grave of Jip Golsteijn

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

Grave of Hildo Krop

L[edit]

M[edit]

Grave of Hans van Mierlo
Grave of Harry Mulisch

N[edit]

O[edit]

P[edit]

Q[edit]

R[edit]

Grave of Jack de Rijk
Grave of Herman & Diana Renz

S[edit]

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

T[edit]

U[edit]

V[edit]

Grave of Hans Vonk
Grave of Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh

W[edit]

Grave of Joop Willemsen

Z[edit]

Fotogalerij[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dumphandelaar Loe Lap (78) overleden". NRC Handelsblad. 27 March 1993. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  • Zorgvlied De geschiedenis van een begraafplaats. Red. Carel Berenschot en Paul Spies. D'Arts, Amsterdam. ISBN 90 400 9787 9
  • Begraafplaatsen van Amsterdam. M. de Roever & J. Bierenbroodspot. Bas Lubberhuizen, Amsterdam, 2004. ISBN 90-5937-014-7
  • Wandelen over Zorgvlied. Irma Clement en Marcel Bergen. Klapwijk en Keijsers Uitgevers. ISBN 978 94 90 21 707 5

External links[edit]

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