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Municipality of Gouda: registering a stillborn baby

A stillbirth can be registered by:

  • the father or female partner of the mother;
  • the mother;
  • an employee of the hospital;
  • the funeral home;
  • others who know about the death.

Registration in the BRP

You can register your stillborn child in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database) if you live or will be living in the Netherlands.

The death must be registered before the funeral or cremation takes place.

If your child was stillborn, make an appointment with the municipality where your child was born to register the birth. It is possible to erkennen (acknowledge parenthood) of your stillborn child upon registration. You can also have your child recorded in your trouwboekje (Livret de Famille or Family Book).

Booking an appointment

You can book an appointment by calling the municipality at phone number +31 182 58 84 44.

It is free to have a certificate drawn up. An afschrift (official copy) of the certificate is not free. For more information about the costs, contact the municipality at phone number +31 182 58 84 44 or send an e-mail

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Gouda

Last updated on 25 November 2022