After studying cinematography in Rome at the Centro Spirimentale Di Cinematografia, Van Munster worked for many years with Dutch director Bert Haanstra. Their work on the 1963 feature Alleman earned a best documentary Oscar nomination.
Van Munster served as director of photography for the Dutch production company Nature Conservation Films on a number of major wildlife features, including African King, Serengeti Symphony, The Leopard Son and African Bambi.
He worked in Tanzania several months each year and prior to becoming ill he was working on the features War Of The Hippos and Survivor.
Van Muster was appointed Knight In The Order Of Oranje-Nassau last December by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. A memorial service was held in Holland.