Netherlands bereavement: death abroad

Information to help the family and friends of British nationals who have died in the Netherlands.



Includes information on:

  • what to do when someone dies in the Netherlands
  • burial and cremation
  • returning bodies to the UK (repatriation)

See also what to do when someone dies: death abroad.


This information is not meant to be definitive, nor is it to be taken as a substitute for independent legal advice. Neither Her Majesty’s Government nor its staff take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information, nor accept liability for any loss, costs, damage or expense that you might suffer as a result of relying on the information. Some of the information may not be relevant to your circumstances. The language used is intended to be general and factual and is not meant to cause offence.

Published 8 August 2014
Last updated 2 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated information regarding death abroad in the Netherlands.

  2. First published.