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Getting married on a boat in Amsterdam

Getting married on a boat in Amsterdam

There are an awful lot of wedding venues, party venues and restaurants in Amsterdam. It’s great that when you get married on a boat in Amsterdam, you can also fully enjoy all the beauty the city has to offer.

By boat to town hall

If you choose to get married on a boat, you can use several locations. Our boat will transport you in style from one location to another. After the ceremony, your wedding boat will be ready and you will board for a romantic cruise through Amsterdam’s canals. Along the way, the wedding cake is cut and you raise a glass to your happiness. After one or two hours of sailing, the boat will dock at the next location where you will continue your wedding day. Or you can stay on board for a buffet, dinner or party night. Anything goes!

We work with many top wedding venues in Amsterdam, including De Duif, the Stopera, the Amstelkerk, Onze lieve heer op solder, the IJ-Kantine, the Hortus Botanicus, the Scheepvaartmuseum, the West-Indisch huis, the Beurs van Berlage, Strand Zuid, the Amstelhotel, The Grand and Stadsherstel Amsterdam. We love to think with you about the most beautiful day of your life.

Kiss under the Skinny Bridge

Also very special: in Amsterdam, marriages are allowed on our boats. Giving each other the first kiss as husband and wife while passing under the Skinny Bridge! Or by another place that is special to you. How fun is that?

Say your yes on board

Rederij Belle’s salon boats are official wedding venues of the City of Amsterdam. That means you can actually get married on the boat: a registrar can perform the marriage on board, provided the boat is within the city limits. Your wedding can also be performed by a family member, friend or acquaintance. He or she is then appointed Extraordinary Official of the Civil Status (BABS) for one day. You do need to apply for this in time.

Photos on the side

If you get married on a boat, you might sail past beautiful photo locations. So do you want to get out of the way for some great photos, in that square or park you love so much? Let it be known. By the way, we can also arrange a photographer for you. It can be ready wherever you want, or it can sail along for the whole trip.

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