Situated opposite the Peace Palace (the International Court of Justice) in The Hague. The cemetery was founded in 1694 and taken out of full service in 1906. More than 10.000 men, women and children are resting here. Serene and spacious. Monumental oaks on old grounds, the last unspoiled inner dunes area of The Hague. 2.860 horizontal tomb-stones with traditional inscriptions in Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, the 18th century pre-burial house and gate-keeper dwelling cover five centuries of Jewish life in The Hague.
Do you wish to visit the Jewish Cemetery - a national monument- in The Hague ?1. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and usually we will be able to organise an individual visit. Mostly this concerns requests to visit a specific grave.
2. On the Sunday of the annual Heritage Day (Open Monumentendag, mid-September) the cemetery is open to the public. There will be free guided tours. Check www.openmonumentendag.nl
3. Volunteer organisation Gilde Den Haag organises urban walking tours, including tours of the cemetery. The tours, conducted by experienced city guides, last 1 ½ hours. There are costs involved. For more information see www.gildedenhaag.nl, call tel.nr. 070-3561281, or email to email@example.com
Instead of a visit to the cemetery you can also make a virtual walking tour with information (currently only available in Dutch) on a number of graves. Check under Walking Route on this website.
There are currently three possibilities :
The Old Jewish Cemetery is an official National Monument. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Jewish Cemetery in the Hague manages the upkeep activities for this monument and endeavours to collect funds from national and municipal institutions, private foundations and individual donors. Click here for more information
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