Dutch Church Wedding Venues For Divine Ceremonies

Dutch church wedding venues reception venue with tables and stain glass windows

Dutch Church wedding venues are divine temples. Do you want a heavenly spot to celebrate your love? Are you religious or non-traditional? Tell me do you like the sound of Godly marriage ceremony services? Or do you want to host your nuptials without religious blessings?

Whereas, sacred signs, vows, hymns, prayers, readings and ceremonial church music represent a romantic ambiance. Sadly, it doesn’t appeal to everyone.

Additionally, creating sweet sentiments during a meaningful non-religious church ceremony can be a daunting venture. However, it does not have to be difficult.

So, get ready to explore some holy places spanning from North Holland to South Holland. Below are the Dutch Church wedding venues begging to be discovered. Pick the one that symbolises your love, happiness and core beliefs. Continue reading…

Dutch Church Wedding Venues

Saint John’s Cathedral - Shirley de Jong wedding destination Dutch catherdral

Sint Janskathedraal = Saint John’s Cathedral Den Bosch – image Shirley de Jong

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Dutch church weddings for symbolic nuptials

Firstly, are you a spiritualist, non-religious or religious? Your major key steps to planning symbolic ceremonies in Holland is to “get civilled”.  Obtain a civil partnership certificate. Otherwise, carry out a small marriage ceremony before booking the date. Your designated registrar’s – municipality office can help you complete the official paperwork.

Dutch church wedding venues reception venue with tables and stain glass windows

Posthoornkerk. Haarlemmerstraat 124-126, Amsterdam | Stadsherstel Amsterdam

Dutch church – Christians: Protestant, Catholic or Atheist

So, have you arranged a marriage certificate? Then, it’s time to move onto the deliverer of your matrimony service. Don’t worry about your religious preference. Let’s be real, it doesn’t play a big part in the Netherlands. Known as a Calvinistic country, many Dutch nationals are atheists. So, Christians: Protestant or Catholics, whatever your faith priests are free to marry you on their premises.

Dutch church weddings godly statues, wooden floor white walls and stained glass windows

De Duif – Amsterdam, Holland

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Dutch church weddings by De Duif | Amsterdam

And what about this? Imagine having your ceremony delivered here. De Duif Church located in the coolest district in Amsterdam is a divine location. It’s an impressive listed building with an inspiring grand façade. And the ecclesiastical setting poses as the perfect backdrop for a mixed-religion or non-traditional marriage ceremony.

dutch church weddings restored church facade in Zaandijk Holland

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Dutch church weddings by Zaandijkerk, Zaandijk 

Thirdly, restored to its former glory, this eye-catching church is a unique spot for a Dutch marriage ceremony service. It’s a majestic place for a personal celebration. Moreover, the beautiful village in the heart of Zaandijk to mirrors a lovely backdrop for your story. Create an atmosphere which is conducive to everyone’s enjoyment. www.stadsherstel.nl

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

Schokland Church – Schokland, Holland

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Dutch church weddings by Schokland kerk, Schokland

Fancy being surrounded by historical Dutch charm? Well, Schokland Church, offers each bride and groom a religious ceremonies. It has a divine feel and look. The Christian place of worship is an UNESCO world heritage museum and dates back to 1834. What’s more, your marriage can be held on-site. Of course, this includes a traditional blessing of your partnership. Source: www.museumschokland.nl.

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

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Dutch church weddings by Engelse Kerk, Greater Amsterdam

Fourthly, planning a wedding is fun, right? The English Reformed Church, knows that too. The exquisite building situated in a secluded courtyard garden is a precious hidden gem. It’s opposite the Houten Huys an English-speaking congregation affiliated to the Church of Scotland. Moreover, its a unrivalled venue to seal your vows. www.ercadam.nl

dutch church weddings brass chandelier in a church

Screenshot met dank aan: Broekerkerk – Broek in Waterland: this cozy churches facade acts an outstanding backdrop for your wedding day.

Broekerkerk Church, Broek in Waterland 

What about travelling further afield? Another church to admire is Broekerkerk – church, it’s the ideal stage to conduct your marriage ceremony in Holland. Located in the village of “Broek in Waterland” it’s a blissful rural waterside setting. And encircled by a classic Dutch landscape you are guaranteed sublime pictures. www.broekerkerk.nl.

Noorderkerk noorderkapel Amsterdam jordaan near canal belt

Noordermarkt 46 – 1015 NA Amsterdam: Immerse yourself in a sermon, and gospels in this house of worship.

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Noorderkerk, Jordaan Amsterdam

Additionally, whatever your values, morals or personal ethics are celebrate at the Noorderkerk. It’s located in the heart and soul of the Jordaan. And just around the corner you’ll find the famous Noordermarkt [farmers & flea market]. Not to mention that, it’s ideal for non-Dutch speakers. English speaking couples can discuss the requirements for marriage with the consult.

dutch church weddings man and woman leaving church under a flurry of confetti

Screenshot courtesy of Kasteel Montfoort: Fancy saying I DO here? Actually, you’ll have your prayers answered and recite wedding vows.

Montfoort Castle and wedding chapel, Utrecht

Perhaps you fancy saying your vows here? Montfoort Castle has an adjacent chapel, it oozes exclusivity. Situated in a quaint Dutch village, the grand castle has an authentic ambiance. And the historical complex boasts a modern interior and the Commanderije of Sint-Jan chapel is an enchanting place to for your ceremony. www.kasteel-montfoort.nl/weddings. 

dom church Amsterdam canal boat passing by

Prinsengracht, Een hornsluis, Koepelkerk: With a remarkable Koepelroom, Bätz organ, chandelier and ornamented arched ceiling, there is no grandiose place for your nuptials. 

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De Koepelkerk, Greater Amsterdam

Do you want luxury? Or do you want to experience the real Dutch culture? Well, the Koepelkerk, situated on the Prinsengracht is a true example of Dutch architecture. The 17th century domed church is captivating and has an alluring style. Moreover, this 5-star monument offers an unrivalled blank canvas that is exclusively your for the day and night.

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Metaal cathedral – Utrecht, Holland

Photo credit: MetaalKathedraal – Utrecht

The Metaal Kathedraal, Utrecht

And there’s more..what about getting married in a metal church? The Metaal Kathedraal has no priest but does ensure you marry in contemporary style. Actually, this modern industrial venue suits a romantic fairy-like wedding. The ambient neo gothic cathedral steeped in history is in the heart of South Holland. Here your wedding lasts beyond the day.

white bridge opposite a green field with trees and church in the background

Amstelkerk: Incredibly, many couples before you have experienced a non-religious service in this sensational Dutch church.

The Anthony Hotel, Greater Utrecht

The Anthony Hotel is a modern urban venue set in an old monastery. Combining the Holy spirit with a contemporary feel, you’ll enjoy the perfect wedding experience. Aside from the chapel you can host a reception dinner here too. Thereafter as a happily married couple dream away in the royal suite or cosy rooms. It fits your chic ceremony.

Dutch church wedding venues white tables with gold chairs set within a lighted chapel

The Anthony – Utrecht, Holland: Thankfully, this Dutch monastery with it’s own chapels has opened it’s doors to non-Dutch speakers.

Amstelkerk, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel 

Would I recommend this church? Yes, I’ve performed here. The Amstelkerk is a small idyllic church located just outside Amsterdam. And the imposing architecture and décor is the perfect backdrop for a special wedding. You’ll have an unforgettable heavenly day. What’s more, the Amstelkerk has an adjacent venue for your evening celebrations.

church benches, door and orgal image Henk-Jan van der Klis

Stichting Behoud Petruskerk, West Amsterdam

Could you picture yourselves here? Petruskerk is a Protestant church built around the 15th century. Situated on the banks of the spaarndammerdijk it’s a stunning place. And steps away from Westerpark, this venue is ideal for any wedding. In fact, it’s an historical site. And housed in the “village” Oud-Sloterdijk it’s renowned at being the place were the grandparents of Vincent van Gogh were married.

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Domkerk – Utrecht: The finishing touch a divine memory of your stunning celebrations.

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 St. Martin’s Cathedral – Dom Church, Utrecht

But, are you looking for something more sophisticated? Dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, this Gothic church is majestic. Namely, it’s a Domkerk, and provides an idyllic backdrop for your marriage service. Another point of interest is, the cathedral. It is in the heart of Utrecht. And it’s the ideal setting for your colourful confetti exit. www.domkerk.nl.

Zutphen St. Walburgiskerk: The complimentary wedding cake and glass of champagne add to the magic of your marriage celebrations.

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Dutch church wedding venues by Walburgiskerk – Zutphen

Finally, one of the best Dutch church wedding venues outside Amsterdam is Walburgiskerk. And located in Zutphen, Gelderland, it oozes a truly magnificent ambiance. Furthermore, hosting a civil marriage ceremony [Dutch nationals only] is possible here.  www.oudegeldersekerken.nl


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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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