How To Plan Your Dutch Church Wedding in the Netherlands

Dutch church weddings

Dutch Church weddings in the Netherlands are personal, beautiful and spiritual. Rich, exciting and full of meaningful experiences the ceremonies have a distinct feel. The non-denominational service combines prayers, wedding vows, candle lighting, choir and hymns. Most importantly, it brings your religious marriage together.

So, how do you plan it? Moreover, how do you transform your Dutch church ceremony into a modern Christian wedding? Well, Dutch is the main language, many preferred pastors, priests and clergy are bilingual. The sermon can be a combination of English, German or French.

What’s more, the main religions are Roman Catholic and Protestant. The largest is the protestant church which is a union of three churches, two Calvinist and one Lutheran.

So, if you want to host your nuptials in Holland, carry out a civil wedding ceremony before booking your date. Go to your local registrar’s office to complete the paperwork. Finalise the details and arrange your marriage service. The memory of your celebration will last beyond the day.

Here are some beautiful places for you to explore. Discover below a Dutch church that’s right for you. Continue reading…

Dutch Church weddings in the Netherlands

church bell tower and clock on a Dutch village church

Zaandijkerkerk Zaandijk

Schokland kerk, Schokland

Surrounded by historical charm Schokland Church, has a special feel and look. The church dates back to 1834 and is an UNESCO world heritage museum. Even better, hold a religious ceremony at the on-site church. Of course, this includes a blessing of your marriage. It’s a fantastic spot for your Christian wedding and full of character. For reservations contact the Stichting Cultuurbedrijf – Museum Schokland at www.museumschokland.nl.

Happy couple leaving the church and guests congratulating them in an array of bubbles.

Regardless of your sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, or philosophical background freelance pastor | reverend Pedro_Kuit is available for your unique marriage service in Holland. He is a professional ritual designer who guarantees an equally meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony. Source: http://www.huwelijksinzegening.nl

image Petra Hoogerbrug www.petronellanitta.com

Engelse Kerk, Greater Amsterdam

One of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam The English Reformed Church is an exquisite place to hold your Christian wedding. Situated in a secluded courtyard garden, it is a hot spot for husbands and wives to be. The Catholic Houten Huys is located opposite. But, this precious hidden gem of an English Church is home to an English-speaking congregation. Affiliated to the Church of Scotland it is a wonderful place to seal your vows. And also, part of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (formerly Dutch Reformed Church). Find out more at www.ercadam.nl

bride and groom walk up the church aisle after their marriage service

Photo credit: Gerard Tjeerdsma

Onze Lieve Vrouwen Kerk, Jordaan Amsterdam

The spectacular Our Lady Church is centrally located on the Keizergracht. Here you’ll have your prayers answered and recite wedding vows. Rendering to your every wish as an English speaking couple to prepare for your matrimony, the church embraces your need to have a religious blessing. Moreover, like other Dutch church weddings, they’ll help you keep your serious relationship grounded.  Find here the requirements for marriage. Afterwards, consult Father Rafael Ojeda at info@olvkerk.nl about your divine wedding.

Kerkbroek Church, Broek in Waterland 

Kerbroek church is also the ideal wedding stage to conduct your Christian marriage ceremony in Holland. It is located in an idyllic oasis the village of “Broek in Waterland”. And it’s a blissful rural waterside setting for your day. Encircled by a classic Dutch landscape, this cozy churches facade acts as an impressive backdrop for your wedding pics. Many brides and grooms have enjoyed Dutch church weddings in this stunning place. Contact www.kerkbroek.nl to plan the most beautiful day of your lives.

brass chandelier in a church

Screenshot met dank aan: Kerk Broek in Waterland

Zaandijkerkerk Church, Zaandijk 

Restored to its original glory, this eye-catching Zaandijkerkerk church is a unique church for your wedding. Moreover, it is a beautiful village church in the heart of Zaandijk. Enjoy a Dutch marriage service in style. Conducted with grace and elegance by the pastor, you’ll have a memorable day. And with open arms, they warmly welcome your special occasion. Immerse yourselves in a sermon, hymns and gospels in this house of worship. Furthermore take awesome pictures to add to your photo album. Go to www.stadsherstel.nl for more information.

restored church facade in Zaandijk Holland

Photo courtesy of https://www.stadsherstel.nl

 

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner enjoying a work-life balance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My celebrant | marriage officiant | master of ceremonies | gospel choir services, take me all over Holland. What's my vice? I love on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE and see you soon!

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