Tersteeg, Dirk

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Tersteeg, Dirk Gender: M
Dirk Frederik Tersteeg
born on 7 February 1876 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°19' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°25 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°53'

Dirk Tersteeg (designed the Broersepark in Amstelveen)
photo: Marion Golsteijn, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Dutch landscape architect.

He was the second of six children of the carpenter Jan George Tersteeg (1835) and Magdalena Elisabeth Antonetta Antonijsen (27 November 1847, Amsterdam. - 22 Februari 1917, Naarden).

After the Higher Civil Scool (HBS), he took a course at the horticultural Linnaeus in Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam (1982)). First he was a grower in Naarden (1899) together with his brother Jan Georg. Jan later moved to Canada. Since 1903 he has worked as a landscape architect. In 1903 he married Henriette Sophia Margaretha Goedkoop (4 Sept 1876, Amsterdam - 1966). They got four children. The lived at the nursery, where they grew the trees needed for the parks he designed.

He designed the Broersepark in Amstelveen, the gardens of Castle de Hooge Vuursche in Baarn, the City Park in Sittard and the Garden of Castle Vliek in Ulestraten. His style, Nieuwe Architectonische Tuinstijl, used brick walls. It was criticized by Springer.

He travelled a lot and visited Florence, Rome, Orleans, Trier, Düsseldorf and Paris.

On 29 August 1936 he was knighted.

He died 8 December 1942 in Amersfoort, after five years of disease .

Link to Dutch Wikipedia


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Springer, Leonard (born 24 January 1855). Notes: Springer rejected his style.


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1903 (Designed gardens)
  • Relationship : Marriage 17 September 1903 in Haarlem (Henriette Sophia Margaretha Goedkoop)
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  • Work : Prize 29 August 1936 (Officer in the order of Oranje-Nassau)
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Source Notes

Schepel qoutes Municipal Archive of Amsterdam in Sterrentijd 26.

Hollandsch Groene Meesters – Tuinarchitect Dirk F. Tersteeg


  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (landscape architect)