Dating back to 1884, this burial site was very popular with the Belgian bourgeoisie. What makes it a special place is the fact that it houses many beautiful ancient grave monuments. There is a wide variety of interesting and high quality monuments, as well from the burials side, as from the designers and sculptors side, who sometimes built beautiful and impressive artwork.
The cemetery attracts a lot of visitors. Both on weekends and in the week, people are constantly in the process of caring for the graves, most of them volunteers wanting to keep the cemetery as authentic as possible. This also contributes to the quiet and unique, almost cinematic atmosphere that surrounds the cemetery. The Berchem cemetery is also situated next to the Nachtegalenpark, what gives it its nature solidarity.
You can find the Berchem Cemetery at this address: Prins Leopoldlaan 26, Antwerp.