Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tot Zover - New Funeral Museum in Amsterdam

The announcement on the poster reads: Open due to circumstances…

Starting on Thursday the 19th of December, you can add another place to visit on the long list of museums in Amsterdam.
Tot Zover - To Here and No Further, is the long awaited home of Dutch funeral history, where artifacts, customs and rituals will be on display and explained.

And no, this won't be a morbid destination.

Visitors of the museum may expect all facets of funeral history as well as present day approaches to be presented in an exiting, modern manner. Four themes: Rituals, the body, mourning and remembrance are presented in such a way, that even school children can enjoy a trip to this exceptional funeral home.

At the moment the text on the web site is only in Dutch, that will undoubtedly change in the future.
That a † is used instead of a -t- to spell the name of the museum †o† Dusver on its web site, does seem to suggest Christian exclusivity, although this may not be the case.

Tuesdays - Sundays 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. (starting December 20, 2007).
The museum is closed Januari 1, April 30, and December 25.
On December 26 the museum is open from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Café Roosenburgh is open every day from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Adults € 5.50
Children - 12 free
Children 13-18 €2.00
65+/CJP/Stadspas (City Pass) €4.50
Groups (12 and up) €4.50 p/p
Schools/ student groups (incl. leader) €2.00 p/p
With Museumkaart (Museum Card) free

The Dutch Funeral Museum Tot Zover is located at the Cemetery, Crematorium and Memorial Park De Nieuwe Ooster.

Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover
Kruislaan 124
1097 GA Amsterdam
phone: 020-6940482

How to get there (check the route, you may not need to go to the station, same is true for the bus lines below):
From Centraal Station:
Tram #9; get off at Kruislaan stop.

From Amstelstation:
Bus #40 (directions Muiderpoort Station), Bus #136 (Direction Diemen), Bus #152 (directions Almere ), or Bus #157 (direction Almere); get off at Kruislaan stop.

From Muiderpoort Station:
Bus #41 (direction Gaasperplas); get off at Kruislaan stop.

By car - Take Ring (Beltway) Amsterdam A10, exit S113, direction Watergraafsmeer, after ± 1 km., turn left at stoplights (Kruislaan), after 100 meters the entrance to De Nieuwe Ooster will be on your left.

Parking -Pay lot across the street from De Nieuwe Ooster.
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