Allerzielen Alom

Celebrations in the past

In 2008 we received paid contracts from two Yarden cemeteries to organise Allerzielen Alom celebrations. Furthermore, new initiatives were started which were inspired by the publication, and which used it as a guide. The citizens of Castricum took over their own celebration. There were a total of ten celebrations.

Carried out by Ida van der Lee and the core team

Groningen Yarden Crematorium Groningen
Schagen Yarden Crematorium Schagerkogg

New initiatives under the name Allerzielen Alom

Apeldoorn Begraafplaats Soerenseweg
Castricum Begraafplaats Onderlangs
Leeuwarden Huizemer begraafplaats
Winschoten Begraafplaats Acacialaa

New initiatives under their own name

Alphen aan de Rijn Oosterbegraafplaats
Amsterdam De Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats
Amsterdam IJburg Ecumenical centre De Tronk
Oostzaan Algemene Begraafplaats

After the success in 2005, Ida van der Lee scaled up Allerzielen Alom in 2007. Celebrations were carried out on five cemeteries in the province of North Holland to see if the concept would work at completely different locatinos in terms of community and landscape. We showed all that was possible. For example, in a number of locations, the surrounding landscape including dunes and forest paths was used. 4000 visitors were welcomed.

New initiatives

Amsterdam Zorgvlied
Blaricum Algemene begraafplaats
Castricum Begraafplaats Onderlangs
Purmerend Kerkhof Overweerse Polderdijk
Schagen Yarden Crematorium Schagerkogg

This year, the Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats organised its own All Souls’ Day celebration.

This was the year of the trial by fire. The two evenings at De Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats in Amsterdam were a success. The concept was proven and shown to fill a need.