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Funeral services

Members of the Jewish Community of Rotterdam use our Jewish cemetery on Toepad in Rotterdam after “one hundred and twenty”. If you are not yet a member, but are considering a place on the Toepad, please feel free to contact us.

Jewish cemetery Toepad

Toepad 65

3063 NJ Rotterdam

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Report death

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In the event of the death of a loved one, you can always contact Joyce Koning or Sandra Goldfinger by telephone: +31 6 14872380.  This number is not available on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.


In the event of death between sunset on Friday evening and 1 hour after sunset on Saturday evening, the family of the deceased can contact Dela Funeral Care, telephone number +31 (0)800 9556655. The only thing that may be arranged by the family is the transfer of the deceased to Goetzee-Dela, Boezemsingel 35 in Rotterdam. Joyce or Sandra will contact you after Shabbat.

Visit Toepad

The cemetery can be visited daily from 10:00 to 16:00, except on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.


If you find the entrance gate closed, you can collect the key to the cemetery upon presentation of your ID at the porter's lodge of the Van Ghent marine base, Toepad 120.

Jewish cemetery Toepad

Toepad 65

3063 NJ Rotterdam

Joodse begraafplaats Toepad Rotterdam
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Find a grave

The Stone Archive Foundation was founded in 2019 and is, among other things, digitizing all Jewish cemeteries in the Netherlands. You can look up an existing grave via their website.

If you cannot find the grave you are looking for, please contact the administrators of the Toepad


History Toepad

The cemetery on Toepad was put into use for the first time in 1895, after the old cemetery on Dijkstraat became overcrowded. On March 15, 88-year-old Simon Zwanenburg was the first to be buried. According to the Nieuw Israëlitisch Weekblad of March 29, 1895, it was “a rare and impressive ceremony” that took place “on the occasion of the first interment there”.

Today, more than 125 years later, the cemetery on Toepad has been preserved in its original state. Upon entering, one immediately sees the two "weeping houses". On the facade of the reception room - the building on the right - is the text: "Whoever is born must die someday. Whoever dies gains eternal life.” The prayer room on the left contains the same text in Hebrew.


The cemetery is still in use and currently contains approximately 4,300 graves. Some graves have been transferred to the Toepad, which were previously located at another Jewish cemetery in Rotterdam. 

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Photo by Jan Donkers

Other Jewish cemeteries in Rotterdam

In addition to the Toepad, there are several other, older Jewish cemeteries owned and managed by the Jewish Community of Rotterdam.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us.

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