The Sarphatipark[needs IPA] is a public urban park located in the stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud-Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The park is named after Samuel Sarphati.[1]

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The Sarphatipark in 2005
TypeUrban park
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Operated byAmsterdam Oud-Zuid

In 1942, the park was renamed "Bollandpark" after G.J.P.J. Bolland, because Samuel Sarphati was a Jew. The old name was restored after the war in 1945.[2]

The Dutch painter Mommie Schwarz and his wife Else Berg lived adjacent to the park from 1927 until their deportation to, and execution at, the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. Some of their last works were landscape paintings of the park.


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Het Sarphatipark[permanent dead link]. City of Amsterdam. Retrieved on 2008-07-18.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Amsterdam, straatnamen 1940-1945 Archived 2012-11-29 at the Wayback Machine. Verzetsmuseum. Retrieved on 2008-07-18.

Coordinates: 52°21′14″N 4°53′46″E / 52.354°N 4.896°E / 52.354; 4.896