How much does a baby funeral cost?
It all depends on what you want. Possible costs include:

  • begeleiding door ima: Wij hanteren een uurtarief van 75 euro met een starttarief van 375 euro.
  • baby cooling: EUR 200 + EUR 150 for installation and removal
  • mortuary
  • cemetery/crematorium (prices vary and can be found on the websites of the cemeteries and crematoriums)
  • children’s casket or basket
  • venue of the farewell reception
  • food and drink
  • flowers
  • balloons
  • photo editing (taking pictures is without charge, we charge 1 hour for the processing and editing of the pictures)
  • combined birth announcement/mourning card
  • music

Can I just hire the baby cooling and nothing else?
Yes, you can purchase each service separately, so hiring the cooling only is possible. We will install and collect it again (it is not possible to do this yourself). The costs for this are EUR 350. You can, of course, always call if you have any questions.

What is the hourly rate ima charges?
EUR 75.. This is the general rate used in the funeral industry. The hourly rate is based on the enormous responsibility that comes with the profession. We cannot make any mistakes and need to remain on continuous alert. After all, there are no second chances. We are available 24/7 and when we guide a family, we work under continuous time pressure: in those instances, we are available 24/7 and everything has to be arranged within a few days.

Waarom is er een starttarief van 375 euro?
Ima hanteert een starttarief voor:
het in kaart brengen van de wensen en de daarbij behorende kosten
legal formalities
direct contact with the parents (telephone, e-mail, WhatsApp),
contact with third parties (cemeteries, crematoriums, family, suppliers)
contact with colleagues
travel expenses
travel time

How are the costs made transparent?
We will discuss your wishes during our initial visit and within 24 hours, you will receive a provisional cost overview. This contains a breakdown of costs that are already known and an estimate of the costs that are still unknown. Whenever there are changes, the overview is updated and sent to you. After the funeral, you will receive a final cost overview of the actual costs incurred and hours worked.

Can I see examples of cost overviews?
Of course you can! A number of examples are set out below, giving you an idea of the costs of a funeral. Please note that no rights can be derived from this.
example 1 example 2 example 3 example 4

How much time does ima spend on the various services?
The enclosed example states the average time we spend on the various services. This gives you an idea of how many hours are charged.
example of average time

Are baby funerals reimbursed by a funeral insurance company?
If you have a funeral insurance policy, unborn children are often co-insured free of charge. Your health insurance is intended for medical care only, for example in the hospital, but this does not cover funeral expenses. The overview below shows which funeral insurance reimburses what expenses, if ima afscheidszorg arranges the funeral. Please note that no rights can be derived from this overview.

Funeral insurance

Ima arranges the funeral



Reimburses the full sum insured



taken over by Ardanta



Reimburses 75% of the funeral costs in the case of package insurance and 100% in the case of a freely disposal amount



Reimburses €2,500 in the event of death after 20 weeks of pregnancy, or the highest sum insured of one of the parents.



Reimburses €2788

Reimburses a service package if Dela arranges the funeral





Reimburses 20% of the insured value in the event of death after 20 weeks of pregnancy, subject to a maximum of €1200



For policies taken out after 15/07/2009, it reimburses 5% of the sum insured of the parents in the event of death between 16-20 weeks of pregnancy.

After 20 weeks and stillborn: 25% of the sum insured of the parents, subject to a maximum of €2,500.

Born alive and subsequently deceased: 50% of the sum insured of the parents, subject to a maximum of €2,500.

For policies taken out before 15/07/2009, the benefit when stillborn depends on the policy.



A leniency scheme of €2,400