Anyone who goes through the trouble of finding Kovelswade is actually taking a trip back in time. This cemetery originates from the beginning of 1900s, a time when the Netherlands went through radical political changes, which had far-reaching effects on architecture, culture and social issues. This spacious national monument is unique because it's a microcosm of all these developments. This is already obvious right from the start at the atypically wide entrance to this burial ground. It was designed to accommodate the horses and stately funeral coaches that used to bring the dearly departed to their final resting place. The architect divided the graveyard using light and darkness, which symbolise life and death. A stroll around the cemetery will provide any visitor a history of this era and its people via the epitaphs on its burial monuments. The Islamic section, where all graves face Mecca, is also worth a visit and the private children's cemetery, which was added in 2008, is so peaceful that you can almost hear the trees grow.
Open 08:00-16:00, Sun 10:00-16:00.
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