Returning decorations

Decorations in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands or the Order of Orange-Nassau are presented on loan from the State. After a decorated person dies, their heirs must return the decoration to the Chancery of Netherlands Orders. Family members may choose to keep the insignia on long-term loan, on payment of a deposit. Many recipients arrange this themselves during their lifetime. The deposit is equal to the cost price of the insignia in question. 

FAQs about returning decorations after the recipient has died