Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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.


  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.

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

  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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