Tie the knot: 19 special wedding venues in Amsterdam
Besides getting married in the town hall, you have several other options. Whether you want to be wed in a church or hotel, on an estate, outside, on a boat or if you want something that’s slightly different, Amsterdam’s got it covered!
The official wedding locations of the capital are varied, romantic and full of history. We have selected 19 that deserve special attention.
The Koepelkerk (Domed Church) is a beautiful 17th century church in the heart of Amsterdam, just steps away from the historical Jordaan. It was recently nominated as one of the three best wedding locations in the Netherlands. The beautiful church can be seen in a painting by Vincent Van Gogh.
The Schellingwouderkerk is an intimate, white little church in a rural setting in Amsterdam Noord. It can be reached by car or by boat and has an organ you can rent for the service.
The fairytale-like Vondelkerk was built in 1872 and is set at the side of the famous Vondelpark. Its rich history and gothic architecture, complete with majestic ceiling, are an impressive sight.
Designed by P.J.H. Cuypers, who also designed the Rijksmuseum and the Amsterdam Central Station, the Vondelkerk can welcome up to 250 wedding guests.
› Sofitel Legend
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam used to be the city hall of Amsterdam. The lofty structure has a classy design and courtyards that show signs of the two ancient convents that used to be on the same site.
Weddings are celebrated in the Marriage Chamber. It has beautiful stained windows and frescos on the wall made by the artist Chris Lebeau in 1926.
› L’ Europe
The legendary L’Europe hotel has a beautiful view over the Amstel River, and offers tailor-made arrangements for your special day.
› Huize Frankendael
Huize Frankendael is the last country house in Amsterdam, and one of the city’s top 10 monuments. At this resplendent estate you can celebrate with up to 400 people.
› West Indisch Huis
In the heart of Amsterdam, by the Haarlemmerstraat, you will find the stately West India House. It used to be the headquarters of the Dutch West India Company between 1623 and 1647.
The estate was once the main place where residents of Amsterdam wed. A romantic and authentic atmosphere permeates into the unique courtyard.
Even though it’s located in the city centre, this historic location possesses a calm vibe where any wedding wishes are possible!
"Stap in het huwelijksbootje" (step into the marriage boat) isn’t a Dutch saying for nothing! Say your vows on the waters of Amsterdam in one of these boats:
› Salonschip Wapen van Amsterdam
› De Titaan
In the open
The green surroundings of the Rosarium can form the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Have the ceremony in one of the park halls with a view of the beautiful rose garden and finish up with a reception at the wine bar or in the restaurant!
› Het Rijk van de Keizer
Het Rijk van de Keizer (The Emperor’s Realm) is a romantic and unique spot hidden amongst the meadows of Amsterdam West.
The ceremony can be held in the rustic guardhouse or in the wedding hall of the 19th century industrial main building. You can also marry outside, in the amphitheatre, the vegetable garden or the courtyard!
› Paviljoen Puur
Over a century ago Fort Diederdam was built to keep the enemy at bay. Today, this former Amsterdam coastal battery is a unique and green haven where you can spend your most important day in style!
› The Arendshoeve
Also known as the Garden of Amsterdam, this unique event location is sure to give you a day to remember. For a flexible location where you can tailor your wedding to size, The Arendshoeve is the place to be!
› Boerderij Langerlust
In between the Gaasperplas and the Gaasp river, Langerlust Farm is a special and idyllic venue. Choose from five grand halls, the diner or the orangery!
For a wedding that's even more unique consider some of these locations:
› Planetarium - Marry among the stars!
› Westerliefde - Marry in industrial greens!
› Hoftuin - Marry in style!
› Het Grachtenhuis - Marry by the canals!
Getting married in the Netherlands
Are you thinking of taking the plunge? Learn more about getting married in the Netherlands.