How to visit Museum Tot Zover with your City Card
To visit this location with your City Card, you must reserve a time slot in advance. Book a time slot via this link, select your time slot and choose the 'I amsterdam City Card' ticket during checkout. Make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.
Life and death
As humans, we cherish life, but we need death to make it meaningful. Our society is constantly changing. This affects the forms of funeral services, funeral rituals and the way we mourn.
Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover tells about our approach to death on the basis of four themes:
- The body
- Mourning and remembrance
- Memento mori
In addition to the permanent collection, the museum programs groundbreaking exhibitions such as Funeral Train, Afterlife, The Pixelated Revolution, De Vogelvanger and Post Mortem, all of which have received 5-star reviews in the newspapers.
The Funeral Museum provides an overview of the traditions and customs in the field of dying, burial and bereavement in the Netherlands. For example, there are objects related to the funeral industry, such as the uniform of a attractant and a flash syringe, which was used to expel unpleasant smells in mortuary chambers. In addition, attention is paid to modern funeral rituals, for example in other cultures. Artists also have their say.
You can book guided tours through the museum and the grounds of De Nieuwe Ooster. A tour during normal opening hours takes approximately one hour.