Cremation: Netherlands

Mathijssen, B. 2017

Making Sense of Death: Ritual Practices and Situational Beliefs of the Recently Bereaved in the Netherlands, Zurich: Lit Verlag.

Venbrux, E., Peelen, J. & Altena, M. 2009

‘Going Dutch: individiualisation, secularisation and changes in death rites’, Mortality, 14:2, 97-101.

Visser, R. 2020

‘Ashes to ashes: continuing bonds in young adulthood in the Netherlands’, in C. Cann (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife, London: Routeldge, 219-228.


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