Dutch death records do not normally list the cause of death. Only in unusual cases, for example if the person died at sea or was found dead outside somewhere, will a death record give you a clue about the cause of death.
Usually, there won’t be any surviving records that allow you to find out how your ancestor died. Here are some things you can try to find the cause of death.
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Thank you, Virgil! It’s been a pleasure to help you find your ancestors, and to keep in touch all these years.
I have found only 2 death certificates that mention cause of death. In both cases the men were lost at sea. And the approximate location was given.
Excellent addition, I will edit the article to include this information. I have seen similar examples.