Boat wedding venues in Amsterdam are popular than ever. While cruising the canal belt you can say, “YES, I DO” under the Skinny Bridge [magere brug]. It’s the most romantic place to exchange your rings, speak your vows and seal it all with a kiss.
Not only that, the breathtaking scenery on the canals [grachtengordel] allows you and your partner to fully immerse in the Dutch boating experience. And provides you with a safe haven to celebrate one of life’s happiest moments. Your guests will be impressed with your choice of floating wedding location.
However, if you are a destination bride and groom, there’s something you must tackle before planning your nuptials onboard.
According to Dutch law, a legal civil ceremony must take place on dry land, before you navigate the waterways. 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 to inspire you. Get ready to hoist up the mast. Here we go…
Boat Wedding Venues | Amsterdam
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Private Canal Boat
Tell me is this your first time in Amsterdam? Yes, then you might like a canal belt [grachtengordel] location. Andaz Prinsengracht has a direct pick-up spot in front of the hotel. Via the reception you can hire a customised boat the best suits your wedding vision. This perfect place in the heart of the waterways will certainly make your special day a blissful, exciting and unforgettable escapade.
Jeroen Krabbe Boat Company, Amsterdam
Also widely known on the Amsterdam waterways is this ideal floating location. Jeroen Krabbe boat is certified as an approved wedding venue. And along with other luxury ships and friendly passenger liners your guaranteed a special day indoors or outdoors. Create a memorable wedding experience with a canal tour aboard an open top classic or modern love boat. What’s more, a celebrant can oversee the civil ceremony but not the legal paperwork on board the stylish fleet of Jeroen Krabbe Boats.
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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 are ferried through the canal belt of Amsterdam in style against a stunning backdrop. During an outpouring of love and support your outdoor ceremony becomes a buoyant start to a trip of a lifetime. Find out more at Rent a Boat about the vast selection of wedding boats. www.rentaboatamsterdam.com/occasions/marriage
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Rederij de Nederlanden.com, Amsterdam
Thirdly, push the boat out and rent the oldest sailing passenger vessel of the Netherlands. Aboard an environmentally friendly pleasure boat you can “call ship ahoy” from the heart of its hub. Rederij de Nederlanden has an enormous fleet of historic barges, elegant and modern city tenders. In addition, they have a large assortment of party boats. Inclusive snacks, drinks and a complete dining service, you’ll transform your wedding into one of the happiest days of your life with Rederij de Nederlanden.
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Strömma, means ‘flow’ and allows you to ride the crest of a wave. 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
How about splashing out on 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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