Beth Haim, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

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Cemetery
The Beth Haim of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands. It was purchased for use as a burying ground by the Jewish community of Amsterdam in 1614 and is located in the village of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, in the countryside near Amsterdam.In addition to its age, the graveyard is interesting because the tombstones have inscriptions in three languages, Portuguese, Dutch and Hebrew, and because, unusually for a Jewish cemetery, many of the tombstones are carved with elaborate scenes including human figures.There are two paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael that were inspired by Beth Haim. Although the paintings are usually called in English "The Jewish Cemetery at Ouderkerk", the artist felt free to add picturesque elements, and they therefore do not closely resemble the actual location.Famous people buried at the Beth Haim include: Samuel Pallache (ca. 1550–1616), Moroccan diplomat numerous Pallache family (later as "Palache") descendants of brothers Samuel and Joseph Pallache Menasseh Ben Israel (1567–1616), rabbi and friend of Rembrandt van Rijn Joseph Pardo (ca. 1561–1619), Italian rabbi David Pardo (ca. 1591–1657), Dutch rabbi and son of Joseph Pardo Eliahu Montalto (1604–1657), personal physician to Maria de Medici Joseph Pardo (ca. 1624–1677), English hazzan Baruch Spinoza's parents (16th–17th centuries) Maup Caransa (1916-2009), real estate developer The cemetery is open to visitors and is free of charge.
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  • This old cemetery has a history. This place is a little bit far from the Amsterdam City Centre. The location is near the Amstel river. I saw the graveyard self is a bit neglected but perhaps they just...  more »
  • This is *not* a show-up-and-walk-around place, please do not go there without letting them know you're coming. My wife arranged (weeks before) to see if she could find the graves of some ancestors, an...  more »
  • Long after the expulsion of 1497 Sephardi Jews started burying their dead in a cemetery of their own in the early 17th century in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. There they bought a piece of land adjacent to...  more »
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  • Once you go through the gate you come into a haven of peace. A worthy place with a very special atmosphere. Very beautiful.
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  • Hello girl coin Kamo from the dash I can see the city graveyard Wahi Netherlands and seeing trees and cool like.
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