Dutch Funeral – How to Arrange it for a Deceased Loved One

Arranging a Dutch Funeral burial ground and graveside

Arranging a Dutch Funeral? Dutch law requires that the funeral or cremation service must take place between 36 hrs and 5 days after the death of your loved one. However, you may be struggling to find the right funeral director. So, where do you start your search?

Before I carry on, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Planning a funeral or cremation during this very sad time is an overwhelming experience. And most of us are riding turbulent emotions, we are in a state of shock and disbelief. Especially, if it was a sudden and unexpected death.  So, arranging a Dutch funeral or cremation becomes extremely hard to deal with.

And don’t forget this uncontrollable feeling can be intense, uncomfortable and distressful. The pain we feel is deep. So, amidst this confusion it’s easy to lose sight of planning a funeral, which takes up lots of energy, costs money and time. Well, don’t despair. Here are the 5 best funeral planners that can help relieve some of the stress of arranging a Dutch funeral or cremation in Holland.

Arranging a Dutch Funeral for You or a Loved One

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Say a fond farewell with the help of In Memoriam Uitvaarten

In Memoriam Uitvaarten

Monique Houtzager consultent and founder of In Memoriam Uitvaarten says, ‘You can only say goodbye once’. And this funeral celebrant has a FREE consultation hour every Tuesday at 12.30 am at City of Wesopa in Weesp. In Memoriam Uitvaarten offers a funeral service with a personal touch. A fond farewell is a good farewell that fits the life of the deceased, your loved and the next of kin. inmemoriamuitvaarten.nl

Arranging a Dutch Funeral attendant video streaming a funeral

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Mijn Laatste Ik

Arranging a Dutch funeral isn’t easy, especially getting everyone together who wants to say goodbye to the deceased. However, Diana is the funeral consultant at ‘Mijn Last Ik’. This live streaming and video funeral service portrays precious memories of your loved one. “The roaring laugh, that was you. When you laughed, the whole world laughed. I’ve listened to your voicemail 100 times. Your voice, which I would never forget. That voice. Your voice is fading, no matter how hard I fight it. Farewell.” Contact Diana from for more details. mijn-laatste-ik.nl

Arranging a Dutch Funeral Monuta.nl

Monuta Funeral and Cremation Service Team says, ‘Every funeral is special, because every person is unique. But some funerals are extra special, because the execution requires the upmost precision. These funerals have a distinctive feel, ambiance and allure. Basically, if your loved one was in the public eye, then Monuta offer you a special protocol package inclusive a ceremonial funeral. www.monuta.nl

Arranging a Dutch Funeral burial ground and graveside

‘NL to allow dissolving your body in a chemical liquid as an alternative to burial and cremation. Source: https://nltimes.nl/2020/11/17/nl-allow-dissolving-body-alternative-burial-cremation Clover Jean funeral celebrant

Arranging a Dutch Funeral – Rememberme.nl

Funeral locations: have you thought about where you would like the funeral or cremation service held? Well, you don’t have to opt for a church, funeral parlor or crematorium. Why not, host the celebrant-led funeral ceremony in a restaurant, country house, beautiful castle or at a train station. There are many beautiful locations that are open to arranging a unique funeral ceremony service. Rememberme.nl has inspiring locations. www.rememberme.nl


Arranging a Dutch Funeral – Mariska de Jong

Finally, Mariska de Jong of De Jong Uitvaartzorging is specialized in natural burials, Maroon funerals and mourning services. Maroons communities from Suriname and Jamaica are descendants of runaway African slaves who settled in tribes in the jungles of the Americas. Maroon funerals are unique and bring together the community. Perhaps this alternative funeral service with it’s own set of traditional and cultural rituals suits your deceased loved one. Find out more at www.uitvaart.nl


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About Clover Jean: I'm a London, UK celebrant based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Officiating weddings, renewal of marriage vows and naming ceremonies is my passion. My guilty pleasures are singing with my Gospel & Soul choir, fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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