Tombstone Tuesday - Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is located in Amsterdam's red light district.  The entire floor is made up of gravestones, most containing only a carving of a religious symbol, no name.  The most famous tombstone belongs to Saskia van Uylenburgh, the wife of Rembrandt.  As you can see from the above sign, I was unable to see this due to the renovation work currently being done.  Their website has a fantastic page of the graves in flash, with pictures, inscriptions and who is buried there.  It is available in English.

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  1. So cool! The best thing about a semester abroad in Europe is the weekend trips to all the other cities! Amsterdam is definitely on my list.

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  2. Amanda, your pictures are beautiful. But, guess what, my Ouderkerk line is from there!! They settled in Albany, NY. Thanks for the photos.

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  3. Thank you ladies! Heather, you are so right! Barbara, that is awesome! Did they have something to do with the church? "Mature Church" is a pretty cool last name:-)

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