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You can rely on Van der Heden IRU for every repatriation in the event of a death. On this page you find more information about our background.

Who are we?

In the Netherlands we are the best specialist independent service provider for worldwide repatriation of deceased persons. As well by airplane as by car. We are proud on this and drives us to accomplish the repatriation in any detail, no matter the circumstances.

Every country has its own tradition en regulation to transport the deceased person, so called repatriation. Therefor, organising international repatriation is a real specialism. Our specialism.

In the Netherlands but also in any place in the world, we are ready to assit you. Together with our international partners. To serve you. With understanding, experience and deepest respect. Van der Heden – IRU bridges every distance.

The team

On the picture:

Hans Sibum (drive)
Hans Noorman (driver/ FlexCoSeal®-agent)
Dirk van Vuure
Nicolet van der Kieft (assistent)
Martin Spiering (driver)
Sonja Gorter (assitent)
Silvio America (assitent)
Gerard Derksen (driver)
Carlo Donker (driver)
Hendrik Hooijschuur (driver / Airport Mortuary Services)
not on the picture: Margreeth van Goor (assistent)


  • 1896

Ever since 1896, the Van Vuure family has been taking care of funerals in and around Hilversum and the Gooi area. The current managing director of Van der Heden I.R.U. (Dirk van Vuure Jr.) is the 4th generation of the family owned business Van Vuure –

  • 1979

Van der Heden-I.R.U. starts to carry out repatriations.

  • 1998

Van Vuure takes over Van der Heden I.R.U.. The company name remains the same.

  • 2000

We are the very first business to own our own cooled funeral transport vehicle for international funeral transport.

  • 2011

Van der Heden I.R.U. opens a new office in Villa Anna in the centre of Hilversum, located next to the original Van Vuure establishment.

  • 2013

I.R.U. opens Airport Mortuary Services (A.M.S). at Schiphol Airport.
A new mortuary with viewing room to serve funeral companies, insurers, alarm centres, embassies and consulates.

  • 2019

40 Years Van der Heden International Repatriation and Funerals

Worldwide network

Since Van der Heden I.R.U. started repatriations in 1979, we carefully built a large and trustworthy international network of more than 4000 partners. This way we can assist you with the transport of a deceased and the support of their next of kin, anywhere in the world.

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