Getting Married Aboard A Boat? Dutch Wedding Rental Ideas!

Getting Married Aboard

Are you full speed ahead with the thought of getting married aboard a boat in Holland and weaving through the popular Dutch regions? With lots of boat wedding rental companies to fall in love with wedding tourism is high on the horizon.

So, where do you start your search? Well, push out the boat, if your ideas are springing up and spilling over. Basically, as a tourist you’ll be steering away from all the traditional marriage ceremony rules. From the walk down the aisle to sitting at the altar every key step is restricted.

Although this maybe true, imagine the look of excitement on your guests’ faces. Impressed by the nautical theme wedding, you’ll celebrate the big moment on a sailboat. It will be priceless!

But, would you love to say “YES” while leisurely cruising the Dutch waterways? Don’t harbour the thrilling thought anymore, it’s going to be plain sailing. And everyone shall be keen to share your happiness in another country. So, stay afloat with these special charters for your upcoming boat wedding in the Netherlands. Continue reading…

Getting married aboard

1. Before boarding your Dutch marriage vessel.

First things first, what is the difference between a registered marriage ceremony at a fixed address and getting married on a boat rental in Amsterdam? Technically speaking, a wedding cruise is more casual than a venue on land. However, Dutch laws require that you obtain your official paperwork before boarding the vessel.

2. Blue Boat rental Amsterdam cruise along breathtaking coastlines

Another thing the tide has turned on marriage and your celebrations should reflect your lifestyle, aspirations and love for one another. So, soak up the breathtaking and enigmatic views of the Dutch coastline aboard the Blue Boat. By stemming the tide of a traditional ceremony, you are guaranteed a coastal wedding reception [± 80 persons] of a lifetime.

3. Fleeting boat moments and genuine emotions

Furthermore, you and your first mate are trusted allies and want a good start to your marriage. So, capture fleeting moments and genuine emotions during your big day. By marrying on a boat your nautical theme wedding ideas will not sink. And you’ll learn how to navigate the rough seas of life before laying a solid foundation for your future together.

4., Amsterdam and beyond

Thirdly for a true titanic moment you charter a boat from Enjoy a nautical styled wedding, aboard a majestic sailing ship. Otherwise, choose a historic tjalk (classic yacht). Docked all over the harbors of North Holland, these vessels are awaiting your presence. Travelling along you’ll adore the romantic Dutch landscape backdrop for your wedding photos. Amaze your guests with such awe-inspiring panoramic wedding locations. Details of boat rentals in Amsterdam can be found at

5. De Muider Compagnie, Muiden

Another option is De Muider Compagnie, located on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Hundreds of couples have enjoyed their hospitality and flawless services. It is one of the most popular wedding venues in the Netherlands. These sovereign boats designed with your comfort in mind provide catering, too. Guaranteed a memorable moment aboard, from the ceremony and reception to the evening celebrations, you’ll enjoy the journey. Charter now

6. Rederij Stiphout, Maastricht 

Rederij Stiphout is Maastricht’s pride and joy on the water. This boat rental company named after the carpenter van Stiphout leaves you spoilt for choice. They have five passenger ships for you to admire the sights. Also, the ship has striking furnishings and supports you in realising your fairy-tale dream. There is enough space for a band, choir or DJ on board. Even better, it is an official wedding location. Call oday to book your voyage.

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7. Rederij Spido, Rotterdam

A distinct wedding in Holland is a sailing event on the Spido. Docked at Rotterdam harbour, this luxury boat rental company has cozy, new and up-to-date vessels. Most importantly, you’ll have sheer enjoyment and the best ambiance for your big day. Another thing, the staff knows the ropes and will create a wedding of your dreams.

8. Raderstoomboot De Majesteit, Rotterdam

Lastly, welcome aboard De Majesteit. Literally translated, it means the Majesty. This cruis ship is one of the largest and most luxurious paddle steamers in Europe. Refurbished and in pristine condition for your wedding event it’s the perfect boat rental. In short, a royal treatment awaits you in nostalgic Dutch style and atmosphere. So, consider this ship for a special night of celebrations after the ceremony.

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hotspots 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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