Amsterdam Church Wedding Venues: 5 Beautiful Spots To Explore

Amsterdam church wedding venues newlyweds leaving building and guests looking on

Beautiful Amsterdam church wedding venues are not just a tourist trap but the perfect location for a unique couple to host a ceremony. Regardless of your nationality, you can host a wedding on a grand scale. So, where do you start?

Luckily, here are the answers..first check out these facts. Many Dutch nationals are Calvinists. What is a Calvinist? “An ascetic person (working hard, rational, systematic, and not being allowed to enjoy the money earned).

Another thing the Dutch are linguists. Therefore you won’t be hindered by a language barrier or figuring out the order of events wording. So, take a look at the 5 most wanted Amsterdam church wedding venues to host your marriage service.

Amsterdam church wedding venues

Vondelkerk streetview Amsterdam Church Wedding Venues

Contact a local wedding authority to talk you through the key steps. And get ready to host your secular ceremony in the house of the lord. Photo credit: – vondelkerk


Stadsherstel Amsterdam church wedding venues

Firstly with many of the historic sites are listed buildings from “Stadshertel Amsterdam”.  As part of the restoration program you can hold your big day in anyone of their architectural gems. And graded on their importance, the church monuments set your non-denominational wedding apart from the rest.

Amsterdam church wedding venues bride, groom and lots of family and friends listening to church service

Don’t renounce your church wedding or feel disappointed and deflated about Covid-19 wedding rules. Get even and excited about what the future holds for you in 2021. Photo credit: -vondelkerk

Vondelkerk – Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, South Amsterdam

Secondly, Vondel Church dates back to 1872. The gothic landmark standing among stately homes faces the famous Vondelpark. It’s a happy marriage of classic charm and contemporary style. Capture your magic moments prior to or after the spiritual ceremony. With its rich history, striking vaulted ceiling and facilities the sought-after venue is the ideal backdrop for your Dutch wedding. Vondelkerk – Stadsherstel. 

s white small church in the Dutch village of Schellingwoude

“Hundreds of Dutch long-distance lovers call for ‘sweetheart’ visa despite coronavirus rules” source: Photo credit: Schellingwoude kerk – Stadsherstel Amsterdam

Schellingwouderkerk Church, Schellingwoude  

Thirdly, Schellingwouderkerk is a distinctive venue. Built in the 14th century, the church rests on a dyke within Schellingwoude in Amsterdam North. In truth, the restored rural setting is a wonderful romantic hotspot for your nuptials. And an organist can play your signature tune. Additionally, guests can arrive by car or boat to the premises. Moreover, the stunning place oozes pure tranquility for your photo shoot. Lastly, the entire village is your destination love celebration location. Source:

amsterdam church wedding venues pink wedding aisle runner leading to the Amstelkerk, Amsterdam

Getting hitched in Holland is every couples dream. The churches would be graced by a stunning bride, handsome groom and the bridal tribes presence.

Amstelkerk – Stadsherstel Amsterdam church wedding venues

Additionally, situated on a beautiful square this quirky wooden church on the Amstelveld is ideal for your special celebrations. It’s a splendid Amsterdam venue for an expat city wedding. Furthermore, the 17th century Amstelkerk is an attractive place for joining your two unique families together. And for your string quartet or choir, it has amazing acoustics. Basically, anything is possible in this marvelous space.

man and woman standing on an altar in front of a stained glass window

Most Dutch marriage officiants, wedding celebrants and humanist celebrants are bilingual [English & Dutch] and can deliver your ceremony with ease. Photo credit: Stadsherstel Amsterdam

photo courtesy of Stadsherstel Amsterdam

De grote kerk van Schermerhorn

Additionally, enjoy a romantic marriage blessing at the Grote Kerk of Schermerhorn. Oozing authenticity your non-denominational ceremony will be truly unique. With a comfortable and multi-functional surrounding, this is a wonderful start to your new married life. Basically, you can continue the fun celebrations and have your opening dance on site. So, experience the joyful Dutch wedding traditions and become part of history.

Posthoornkerk. Midden in de stad, aan de bruisende Haarlemmerstraat

Create a traditional or modern inspired wedding event sanctioned by the city. Posthoornkerk, Haarlemmerstraat – Amsterdam, Holland

main image: Alessandro Grussu

Posthoornkerk – Amsterdam church wedding venues

The Posthoornkerk set in the lively and bustling Haarlemmerstraat is an eye-catching neo-Gothic complex with three slender towers. And the well-maintained preserved building is an official wedding venue. Dating back to the nineteenth century, it has a great cultural heritage significance. So, visit the city municipal authority to start planning your memorable event.


Are you eligible to officially marry in Amsterdam?

In fact, the first cardinal rule to abide by is to give notice of marriage. It is a civil wedding equivalent to reading of the Church banns. Therefore, sort out all your legal marriage paperwork in the country where you reside. And before you plan your alternative wedding celebrations get a priest or celebrant.


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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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