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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • May 21, 1877
  • May 31, 1877

In May 1877, Vincent walked from his home in eastern Amsterdam to Zeeburg, an area further east. He visited the Jewish cemetery on Zeeburgerdijk and wrote to Theo:

“It’s very simple, full of old tombstones standing upright with Hebrew inscriptions and elderberries here and there, and covered with long, dark grass.”  Read the complete letter

He evidently found the cemetery a pretty spot, for a week later he went there again.


Bart Wallet (m.m.v. Liesbeth van Huit-Schimmel en Paul van Trigt)
Zeeburg. Geschiedenis van een joodse begraafplaats, 1714-2014
Hilversum, 2014

Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp
Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
Bussum, 2003

Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
VVV Amsterdam

Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries
Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1990

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