Kerkhoflaan Cemetery

The municipal cemetery on the Kerkhoflaan is one of the 2 municipal cemeteries. The cemetery has existed since 1830. It is an attractive and lush location in the city.

Due to the coronavirus no more than 50 people may attend funeral ceremonies at the Kerkhoflaan Cemetery. The same measures are in effect for condolence calls. Food and drinks may be served at all ceremonies again according to the latest RIVM rules. Visitors and family members (who are not part of the same household) are asked to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from one another.

Kerkhoflaan has been a municipal cemetery since 1991. There is an auditorium and an attractive condolence area. In addition there is a cold room with 6 spots and a condolence area. It is possible to arrange a public viewing of the body.

Kerkhoflaan Cemetery

Opening hours

The Kerkhoflaan Cemetery is open daily from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. During the summer the cemetery stays open until 21.00 hrs.

Getting there

You can reach the Kerkhoflaan Cemetery on Tram 1 and 9 (rear entrance canal, Riouwstraat tram stop) and Bus 22. For more travel information go to www.htm.nl.

You can also park your car around the Kerkhoflaan. This is a paid parking zone. Check the signs on the street for the exact times.

Special features

At the cemetery you will find an information column which will help you to quickly locate graves. Here you can also print a map with a walking route. You can look at special grave monuments, including 2 mausoleums. A number of famous Dutch people are buried in the Kerkhoflaan Cemetery, like the writer Anna Bosboom-Toussaint and the politicians Johan Thorbecke and Pieter Jelles Troelstra.

The Kerkhoflaan Cemetery was designed by The Hague city architect Zeger Reyers.

Address and contact

Kerkhoflaan 12
2585 JB Den Haag
Telefoon: (070) 350 40 36 (available between 9.00 and 12.00 hrs.)

Uitvaart App

The Uitvaart App provides information on the municipal cemeteries and their facilities. You can use it to make arrangements and reservations. Download the app for iPhone or Android.

Stonemasons, gardeners and other people who would like to perform work-related activities at the cemetery for third parties can work Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 16.00 hrs. They are required to report to the administrator of the cemetery before they start their work.

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    Published: 10 April 2017Modified: 7 September 2020