Cemeteries

There’s a time to come and a time to go; if someone dies or has died, he may be buried at a cemetery. Maybe an old relative died long ago, and you may wish to visit their grave. So we’ve compiled a list for you of all the different burial grounds around the city.Begraafplaats Spanje

In countries like Spain, you can be buried above ground, see picture, but not in The Netherlands. Some cemeteries are connected to a certain faith; others are not.

Buitenveldert cemetery
This is a Roman Catholic cemetery underneath the St Augustine parish; it’s located in Amsterdam Zuid (South), between the Fred. Roeskestraat and the Ringroad (A10), near the Amstelveenseweg.

Cemetary de Noorder
This is a common cemetery in Amsterdam-Noord (North), on the Buikslotermeerdijk. The cemetery is administered by the city of Amsterdam.

Cemetery de nieuwe Ooster
The Nieuwe Ooster cemetary is located on the Kruislaan in the Watergraafsmeer. (Eastern District) It’s called the ‘De Nieuwe Ooster’ (the new eastern) because it also houses a crematorium.

Sloten Pancratius cemetery
The Saint-Pancratius church in Sloterkerk is a Roman Catholic church near the village of Sloten, close by Western Amsterdam.

Sloterdijk Cemetary
The Protestant Petrus church lies close to the village of Sloterdijk nearby Western Amsterdam.

Saint Barbara cemetery
Saint Barbara is a catholic funeral parlour in Amsterdam again in the Western area of town, on the Spaarndammerdijk, close to the railway line.

Westgaarde funeral parlour
Funeral parlour Westgaarde is both a crematorium and burial ground at the Ookmeerweg in Nieuw-West. (new west)

Zorgvlied Cemetary
Zorgvlied cemetery lies on the left bank of the river Amstel on the Amsteldijk. It is owned and run by the municipality of Amstelveen. But the land belongs to Amsterdam.

The Jewish cemetery Zeeburg
The Zeeburg cemetery is located in Flevo Park, Amsterdam-East