Westduin Cemetery

The municipality manages 2 cemeteries. The Westduin Cemetery is located on the outskirts of The Hague by the dunes. The cemetery offers peace and tranquility.

Due to the coronavirus no more than 50 people may attend funeral ceremonies at the Westduin 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.

Westduin is a spacious and lush cemetery. In addition to private graves and family graves, there is also an urn garden. This consists of an urn wall and private urn graves. Furthermore, the municipal cemetery has an auditorium and a welcoming condolence area. Since 1994 there has also been a separate section for Muslims.

Opening hours

The Westduin Cemetery is open daily from 8.00 to 18.00 hrs. During the summer the cemetery stays open no later than 21.00 hrs.

Getting there

You can reach the Westduin Cemetery on Tram 3 and Bus 26. For more travel information go to www.htm.nl.

Special features

At Westduin Cemetery there is a monument to members of the Stijkel Group, a resistance group during the Second World War. Westduin is also the final resting place of the poet Martinus Nijhoff and the murdered prostitute Blonde Dolly (Johanna Niemans).

Commemoration square

Herdenkingsplein. Photo: Henriette Guest
Herdenkingsplein. Photo: Henriette Guest

The Westduin Cemetery has a special Commemoration square. The square provides the opportunity to scatter ashes in 2 tombs. This makes it a beautiful spot to remember loved ones. The plants, trees and paths all fit in well with the character of the surrounding dunes. The Commemoration square is illuminated in the evening and during dark days.

Address and contact

Wijndaelersingel 3 - 5
2553 AC Den Haag
Telefoon: (070) 350 40 36

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 working.

Folders

Would you like to know what the possibilities are for:

  • viewing and the rates
  • catering
  • general rates for 2021

Request the folder at: begraafplaatsen@denhaag.nl.

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Published: 10 April 2017Modified: 17 December 2020