“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Wertheimpark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Wertheimpark Marker
(Dutch tablet:)

Ontwerp † Abraham van der Hart
Opdrachtgever † Gemeente Amsterdam
Aangelegd † 1812

Dit oudste park van Amsterdam werd in 1812 opengesteld voor publiek. Op het deel waar nu de sportvelden liggen, stond aanvankelijk de Parkzaal, een voorloper van het Concert-gebduw, en later de Parkschouwburg. Het park is vernoemd naar de in 1897 overleden joodse bankier en filantroop A.C. Wertheim (1832-1897). Bij het monument 'Nooit meer Auschwitz' van Jan Wolkers wordt jaarlijks rond 27 januari de Auschwitz-herdenking gehouden.


(English tablet:)

Design † Abraham van der Hart
Commissioned by † Gemeente Amsterdam (City of Amsterdam)
Laid out † 1812

This oldest park in Amsterdam was opened to the public in 1812. The section where the sports fields are currently located initially accommodated the Parkzaal, a predecessor to the Concertgebouw (concert hall) and later the Parkschouwburg (theatre). The park is named after the Jewish banker and philanthropist A.C. Wertheim (1832-1897), who died in 1897. The Auschwitz-memorial is held annually around January 27th at the monument 'Nooit meer Auschwitz' (Auschwitz never again) by Jan Wolkers.
Erected by IAmsterdam.
Location. 52° 

Wertheimpark Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Wertheimpark Marker - wide view
The marker visible here mounted on the fence, to the left of the park entrance, above the pink bicycle.
22.049′ N, 4° 54.547′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Plantage Middenlaan and Plantage Parklaan on Plantage Middenlaan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam, North Holland 1018 CM, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hugo de Vries (within shouting distance of this marker); Portugees IsraŽlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); De Burcht / The Castle (about 120 meters away); Adriaan MorriŽn (about 120 meters away); De Hortus (about 120 meters away); Defenders of Jewish Children World War II Memorial (about 150 meters away); Vernieling Bevolkingsregister / The Attack on the Population Register (about 240 meters away); de wereld bleef doof / The World Remained Deaf (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . .  Wertheimpark (IAmsterdam). (Submitted on July 24, 2018.)
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
<i>Nooit Meer Auschwitz/Auschwitz Never Again</i> Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
3. Nooit Meer Auschwitz/Auschwitz Never Again Memorial
"The Auschwitz-monument, based on a design by Jan Wolkers (1925-2007), acquired a permanent place in the park in 1993. The monument was formerly located at the Oosterbegraafplaats (cemetery) as from 1977. The broken mirrors represent the heavens that are irrevocably cracked since the murder of six million Jews in extermination camps. More than 104,000 Jews were taken away from the Netherlands and killed. An urn with ashes from the crematoria of Auschwitz is placed under the monument." - IAmsterdam
Wertheimpark - Amsterdam image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by N.J. Boon, Amsterdam, circa 1900
4. Wertheimpark - Amsterdam
Although difficult to see clearly here, this fountain was constructed in 1898 and designed by Jonas Ingenohl. It memorializes the philanthropist A.C. Wertheim.
More. Search the internet for Wertheimpark.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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