Extensive mowing for Open Monuments Day

A group of volunteers and garden company Facilitel undertook an extensive mowing of the cemetery grounds to prepare for the guided tours during Open Monuments Day (September 10). Photos: Anne Dunkelgrün

Visit Alderman Saskia Bruines

On June 2, 2023, Mrs.Saskia Bruines, The Hague’s Alderman for Finance, Economy and Culture (including Cultural Heritage) paid an introductory visit to the old Jewish cemetery at the Scheveningseweg in The Hague. On that occasion Mr.Michiel van Haersma Buma, chair of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Cemetery presented her with the first copy of a new booklet : …

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Open Days

The cemetery will be open to the public on the following days : On Thursday May 4 two (free) guided tours will be given by the Haagse Gilde as part of the Open Jewish Homes Day. The tours will be at 1.30 pm and 3 pm and will last approximately one hour. Registration is required at Gilde Den Haag Access …

Opening new volunteer season!

We had a very good opening to the new season. At 11.00 it was pouring rain and many people called off, with reason, but one-half hour later it was dry. Rob Gmelig Meijling, our former board member, gave a very interesting tour as an introduction to the cemetery. We had eight new volunteers and 12 from the ‘vastekern’,  who came …

Volunteers

A new season !

With spring approaching we will soon start our third year of “green work” by volunteers at the old Jewish cemetery in The Hague. Our volunteers are very important and dear to our Foundation which is tasked with maintaining and taking care of this monument. You don’t need to have a ‘green thumb’ ! Just a nice feeling to be in …

Visit of the Ambassador of Israel

Visit of the Ambassador of Israel

On March 13, 2023, the Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands, Modi Ephraim, together with his wife and two colleagues from the Embassy, visited the old Jewish cemetery. Members of the board of the Foundation provided information about the history of the cemetery (a National Monument) and explained current restoration and maintenance activities and plans for the future.

Judith Baars and The Hague Volunteer Awards 2022

Our volunteer Judith Baars was nominated as one of 82 The Hague residents for the ‘The Hague Volunteer Awards 2022’, in the category ‘Neighborhood and Vicinity’. Judith works enthusiastically in our tight-knitted volunteer team, helping to maintain the grounds and contributing to our project to record stories about Jewish citizens of The Hague buried here. She is also volunteering for …

Open Monumentendag 2022

Open Monuments Day (Heritage Day) 2022

On Sunday 11 September the Jewish Cemetery – a national monument – was accessible to the public as part of the annual Heritage Day. Almost 1200 interested people visited the cemetery and participated in guided tours. In the course of the day a short film on the cemetery was presented. Participants could also visit the former washing house with its …

Walking Route

In the past months a group of our volunteers has written down concise histories of 25 well-known Dutch Jews buried on the old Jewish Cemetery of The Hague. During a visit to the cemetery these short background stories are accessible (in Dutch) on your telephone or tablet via QR-codes (located next to the tombstones). An online ‘virtual walking route’ is …

Open Monuments Day 2022

Open Monuments Day 2022

The city of The Hague, jointly with other parties, organises the annual Open Monument Day during the second weekend of September. Various cultural heritage monuments will be open to the public, free of charge. Guided tours, on foot, by bike, or by boat will be available. The old Jewish cemetery of The Hague – a national monument – will be …