Boomkwekerskerkhof reopened in 2010
Aalsmeer Cemetery is more than worth a visit. Especially in the spring thanks to the flowering snowdrops and crocuses. It does not matter that this old Aalsmeer Cemetery is not used anymore. The community owes the preservation of the Boomkwekerskerkhof to the Oud Aalsmeer Association. This group ensured that the ‘Old Cemetery’ underwent a thorough renovation. That meant painting the historic fence, installing a pleasant bench and nameplates by the trees and renovating several tombstones. The Boomkwekerskerkhof was officially reopened in November 2010.
Poetry comes to life at Aalsmeer Cemetery
It is wonderful that this cemetery is the setting for a special annual cultural event. Poetry comes to life during the first three weekends of September, during the traditional ‘poem garden’, organised by the Aalsmeer Foundation for Arts and Culture. The walk takes you past the cemeteries of poets from Aalsmeer and the surrounding area, where beautiful poems are recited.