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.

Open:
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.

Admittance:
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

Address:
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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