Special Boat Wedding Venues in Amsterdam

Boat wedding venues

Boat wedding venues in Amsterdam and the surrounding areas of the city are out of this world. The metropolis is an exquisite place to tie the knot. Let’s face it, marrying on a canal boat will certainly make your wedding a delightful, unforgettable experience.

However, if you are a destination bride, there’s something you must tackle before planning your big day onboard. According to Dutch law, a legal civil ceremony must take place on dry land, beforehand. And it should be in the country where you live.

So, before you hail all hands on deck and set anchor, you’ll need to know what your boating options are. No worries. I’ve rounded up some amazing boat wedding venues in Amsterdam. Also, I included a few on the outskirts to inspire you. Get ready to hoist up the mast. Here we go…

Boat Wedding Venues in Amsterdam

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Jeroen Krabbe Boat Company, Amsterdam

Widely known on the Amsterdam waterways the Jeroen Krabbe love boat is the ideal wedding venue. The boats are certified as approved wedding venues. Luxury ships and friendly passenger liners offer you the opportunity to have an outdoors ceremony. Create a memorable wedding experience with a canal tour on board an open top classic or modern boat. Find out more about the stylish fleet of Jeroen Krabbe Boats. 

Rent a Boat, Amsterdam

Boat wedding venues come in every shape, size and shade. Celebrate your large or small wedding in sheer elegance with Rent a Boat Amsterdam, and with peace of mind. You and your guests will be ferried through the Amsterdam canals in style against a stunning backdrop. For your outdoor ceremony, they have a vast selection of boats.  Find out more at Rent a Boat. 

Rederij de Nederlanden.com, Amsterdam

blue boats canal tour amsterdam located near hard rock cafe

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Thirdly, you can rent a private pleasure boat and call ship ahoy from the heart of its hub. Rederij de Nederlanden has an enormous fleet of historic boats, elegant barges and modern city tenders. In addition, they have a great assortment of party vessels. Book your favorite boat inclusive of snacks, drinks, a complete dining service or self-catering.  Transform your wedding into one of the happiest days of your life with Rederij de Nederlanden.

Stromma.nl, Amsterdam

several barges and house boats located along the amsterdam canal

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Strömma, means ‘flow’. Dedicated to helping you organize a stress free and pleasurable wedding day, this boat company is at your beckon call. It boasts a long history of excellent service. Not only that, they’re also one of Amsterdam’s most accommodating and friendly venues on the water. Stromma are experts at hosting wedding ceremonies on its extravagant cruise ships and cozy canal boats. So, check out www.stromma.nl comfortable boat wedding venues.


VOC Ship, Amsterdam

voc ship amsterdam anchored by nemo and the ship museum

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How about an exclusive wedding theme based on the pirates of the Caribbean?  By boarding the 18th century VOC Ship it will add to the magic of your wedding day. Coupled with that, this replica of the historical sailing vessel (spiegelretourschip) is the perfect venue for your celebrations. Anchored near to the Scheepvaartmuseum (ship museum). Finally, everyone will feel relaxed aboard this spectacular decorative ship. Contact them for more details about your event.



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