Which cemeteries and crematoria can be found in Eindhoven?
Eindhoven's crematorium is Crematorium Rijtackers, located at the Anthony Fokkerweg 150. For more information, see dela.nl.
There are 4 municipal cemeteries in Eindhoven:
|Name||Address||Manager's telephone number|
|Stratum Cemetery||Achterbeekseweg 4, 5644 BA||040 - 211 7933|
|Roostenhof Cemetery||Achterbeekseweg 4, 5644 BA||040 - 211 7933|
|Woensel Cemetery 'De Oude Toren'||Baffinlaan 1, 5623 PK||040 - 243 5382|
|Woensel District Cemetery||Jacob van Campenweg, 5624 CE||040 - 243 5382|
You can approach these cemeteries for burial of a loved one, placing of the urn with ashes or for scattering the ashes. The Woensel District Cemetery, on the Jacob van Campenweg, cannot issue any new burial plots at the present. Interment is however possible.
In addition to municipal cemeteries, there are a number of other (Roman Catholic) cemeteries in Eindhoven. To see where they are located, go to www.begraafplaatsenonline.nl (only in Dutch).
How much does a burial plot cost?
The PDF below details the rates (only in Dutch).
- Tarieven begraafplaatsen 2019 (23.75 KB)
When can I have my loved one cremated or buried?
The national Burial Act (Wlb) stipulates that a burial or cremation must take place no sooner that 36 hours after, and no later than 6 days after the death.
Would you prefer to hold the burial or cremation earlier or later than this? Talk to your undertaker about it. Burials cannot be scheduled on Sundays or holidays.
Where is it permitted to scatter the ashes of the deceased?
After the cremation, the crematorium keeps the ashes for one month. After that month, you can choose to take the ashes to a cemetery, municipal or otherwise, or a place of your choosing.
If you wish to have the urn of ashes placed at a cemetery, municipal or otherwise, get in touch with the manager there.
Do you wish to scatter the ashes yourself or keep them with you? You should know that every municipality has its own rules about this. In Eindhoven, scattering of ashes is permitted anywhere on public ground, except on paved roads. If ground that is neither yours, nor owned by the municipality, is concerned, the owner will obviously have to give permission beforehand.
If you wish to scatter the ashes in another municipality, first check which rules apply there.
Is it permitted to have my loved one exhumed and buried again or cremated?
Yes, certainly. The authorised person (usually the one requesting the burial plot) sends a request for exhumation, for the attention of the mayor. This is free of charge. Has the mayor granted permission? Engage a burial services company. This is a company set up especially to deal with these matters. Companies like this can be found on the Internet. You will have to pay for exhumation/cremating services. The burial services company can give you more information about this.