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Repatriation from and to the Netherlands

Van der Heden-IRU: specialist in repatriation

In the event of a death in the Netherlands or abroad, you can rely on Van der Heden International Funeral Transport and Funeral Services (VDH-IRU). We are the only specialized and independent service provider that provides funeral transportation worldwide. We are proud of this and this drives us to complete the repatriation in detail, precisely when the circumstances are so difficult. We take care of the repatriation quickly, respectful and according to all regulations. Thanks to our experience since 1979, we are ready to serve you all over the world and in the Netherlands.


We have been specialized in international funeral transport for over 40 years. So if you want to bring a loved one who died abroad to the Netherlands for the funeral, we will take care of this. Just like the reverse route. Our own mortuary at Schiphol enables us to take care of repatriations even better. The requirements of you as close relatives are paramount.

Read more about repatriation to the Netherlands and about repatriation abroad.

Our service

Before and during the repatriation, we arrange the transport of the deceased by plane or car, including all formalities and accompanying documents. We are available 24/7 and help you in a professional manner with the international funeral transport.

You can also come to us for a reburial or a funeral abroad. Read more about our other services.

Want to know more?

Contact us if you want to have more information about repatriation or our other services.


I would like to thank your organisation and the people working there, for the quick transport of my mother from Basel on the 15th of June.
Everything happened very fast and yesterday my mother was given a farewell. My mother would have appreciated the speed at which everything was handled. It is precisely how she liked things to be done, as she was someone who always persevered.

I would like to take the opportunity on behalf of the family, to thank you for the quick care and repatriation of the remains of my brother from South Africa to The Netherlands. The family would like to express their gratitude to you.

To everybody in your firm who helped us after the death of my husband.
Thank you so much for your kind and professional help. You eased the stress of our situation enormously. We are so grateful to you.

I would like to thank you for the quick and correct handling of, and good care for my mother in law. It has taken a lot of worries out of our hands.

“We have taken Anne in our midst again at Schiphol yesterday. Thanks to your commitment and decisiveness this was made possible.
We would like to thank you for this and for all the other arrangements you took care of, together with the Ministries and Ambassadors.”

I would like to thank you once again for the commitment you have showed to bring the body of our colleague to Brazil as quickly as possible. You succeeded within a few days, despite the numerous telephone calls from Brazil, which did not contribute.

On behalf of the Rabobank, and obviously also the family, I would like to express my utmost respect for all your support.

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