Directly after the cremation ceremony, the coffin is transported to the cremation area. Family members may accompany the deceased in their journey to this area. If you wish to make use of this option, please let us know beforehand. Before the coffin is finally placed in the cremator, a few practical matters must be taken care of, such as placing a fireproof brick on the coffin for identification purposes.
During the cremation, the oven reaches a temperature of about nine hundred degrees Celsius. Once the cremation process is complete after about an hour and a quarter, the ash is removed from the oven. In a number of cases precious metals remain. These are collected and sold, with the proceeds being donated to a good cause. This is coordinated at a national level by the Dr. C.J. Vaillant Fund.
The law stipulates that residual ashes should be stored at the crematorium for one month after cremation. Only then may the ashes be released. The initiator of the cremation receives a form within a month on which he or she indicates the final resting place of the ashes.