Getting Married Aboard A Boat | Dutch Wedding Boat Costs

Getting Married Aboard

If you are engaged and now full speed ahead with the idea of getting married aboard a boat in one of the port of calls of Holland. In fact, to “stap in het huwelijksbootje” is a romantic and wonderful idea. But, what does is cost to hire your love boat?

What’s more, where do you begin your search? Well, wedding tourism is making big waves in the Netherlands. Moreover, you can tie the knot onboard, kiss under the skinny bridge and have the captain ring the wedding bells. And for an entire day of sailing with loved ones it might set you back hundreds of euros.

So, do you like the sound of weaving through the popular Dutch regions? Everyone will be impressed by the nautical theme wedding. Saying “YES” while leisurely cruising the waterways is a sheer must. Therefore, don’t harbour the thrilling thought anymore, it’s going to be plain sailing.

Stay afloat with these special charters for your upcoming boat wedding in the Netherlands. Continue reading about the costs…

Getting married aboard

1. Amsterdambyboat | request pricing & package

Firstly, you decide on the pick-up and drop off points for you guests. And can request that there is enough space for your celebrant-led wedding on board. Even better, many boats are an authorised wedding location. Travelling along you’ll adore the romantic Dutch landscape backdrop for your photos. Call today to book your voyage.

2. Costs of getting married on | from 98 euros p.p.

Secondly, you can 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 rules. From the walk down the aisle to sitting at the altar every key step is restricted. Although this maybe true, you set the timetable for your floating wedding ceremony.

3. Wedding aboard | from € 1.425,-

Thirdly, fall in love with all the bells and whistles this certified boat wedding rental company has to offer. Celebrating your big moment aboard a party ship means you’ll open the floodgates of joyful tears. Loved ones shall be keen to share your happiness. Moreover, booking half a day or full day sailing enhances the meaningful moment.

4. Before boarding | from 45 per hour

And there’s more…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 on a Dutch marriage vessel is more casual than a venue on land. However, if you are non-Dutch then the laws require that you obtain your official paperwork before boarding.

5. Blue Boat rental Amsterdam | request pricing & package

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.

6. Flagship private luxury canal tour – Agatha | From € 395

Alternatively, if your interested in an electric boat for a catered event, Flagship’s elegant salon boat can service your needs. Everyone is guaranteed a memorable moment aboard, from the ceremony and reception to the evening celebrations, you’ll enjoy the journey. Amaze your guests with such awe-inspiring panoramic floating wedding location.

7. Fleeting boat moments with | From € 400 full day

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.

8. De Muider Compagnie, Muiden |request pricing & package

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. Charter

9., Amsterdamfrom € 75 p.p.

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. Details of boat rentals in Amsterdam can be found at

10. Rederij Stiphout, Maastricht | request pricing & package

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.

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11. Rederij Spido, Rotterdamfrom € 23.75 p.p.

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.

12. Raderstoomboot De Majesteit, Rotterdam |request package

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. It will be a priceless experience!

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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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