Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, also called Ouderkerk for short, lies on river Amstel. It is not far from Amsterdam, but was built earlier than Amsterdam. An old core of the village has a rich cultural heritage, with an 18th-century church, nowadays called Amstelkerk, and a 19th-century neo-Gothic church. Grave of Menasseh Ben Israel. The Jewish Cemetery, The Beth Haim of Ouderkerk from 1614, is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands. The graveyard is special because the tombstones have inscriptions in Portuguese, Dutch and Hebrew, which is unusually for a Jewish cemetery and many of the tombstones are carved with human figures.
1191 Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Netherlands