Amsterdam Waterfront Wedding Venues You Cannot Resist

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Keen to get started with searching for Amsterdam waterfront wedding venues? These waterside locations offer you the best views of the city. What’s more, you can celebrate your marriage and honeymoon on the stunning canals! Fall in love, be mesmerized and plan a dreamy waterside space. So, where do you start? What are your options?

Well, there’s no need to get stressed or upset because you’ve got much to choose from. Your wedding day is a watershed moment. Imagine boating along gabled houses, enjoying the backdrop while your wedding ceremony is officiated. Afterwards be dropped off at an elegant private dining room to continue your marriage celebrations.

Sadly, I have to interrupt your dream because planning a wedding reception is not plain sailing. Why? The fact is, if you’re getting legally married on a boat then you must meet four criteria. So, skip getting “officially” hitched, take the life jacket off, jump ship and marry at a waterfront wedding venue.

Amsterdam waterfront wedding venues

Amsterdam waterfront wedding venues groom and bride kissing at an indoor venue

What’s the greatest appeal of waterside venues? Mooring at the shore, calling ship ahoy, and kissing under the skinny bride. And don’t forget amazing bridal and honeymoon suites on the waterside. image courtesy Andaz Amsterdam

Hotel Prinsengracht | waterside wedding venue

Firstly, the prestigious Hotel Prinsengracht is where wedding stories begin. It is the perfect waterside wedding venue to swap your vows. Nestled in the sensational canal district and listed as a Unesco’s World Heritage, your guaranteed an amazing day and honeymoon. And be warned, once you experience this hotel, you’ll find it difficult to leave.

Pulitzer Amsterdam | Prins van oranje age

In fact, the Pulitzer hotel is the best place to tickle your fancy. Spanning over over two canals you can swoon over the Prinsengracht and Keizergracht. Known for offering a sublime setting for Amsterdam events, weddings and parties. Enjoy the legacy and keep the Dutch Golden Ages tradition alive.  And don’t forget to take a private tour on their classic salon boat dated 1909.”

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Amsterdam waterfront wedding venues pink aisle runner leading to the historic Amstelkerk

Getting hitched in Holland is every couples dream. The luxurious wedding venues would be graced by a stunning bride, handsome groom and the bridal tribes presence. image credit: stadsherstel Amsterdam

Amstelkerk | nr. Reguliersgracht

Situated on a beautiful square opposite the reguliersgracht, this quirky wooden church on the Amstelveld is perfect for a special wedding celebration. It’s a splendid waterside venue that dates back to 17th century. Furthermore, the Amstelkerk is an attractive place to join your two unique families “in marriage”. Arrive by boat and have the time of your life.

The Dylan | Keizersgracht

And there’s no place like the modern Dylan Hotel for a stunning wedding day. Nestled in the heart of the “9-streets” area is the place to elope to or officiate your wedding. Together with your bridal party celebrate and enjoy the prestigious “Keizersgracht” residence. Above all, a bespoke service package and top class restaurant caters for your dream waterside event.” Source:

Museum van Loon | Keizergracht

For true historical lovers, this beautiful serene location was originally the home of the founder of the Dutch East-India Company. Converted into a museum – wedding venue, it provides the bride and groom the perfect backdrop for speaking promises of love. If you want to be married in the Golden age, then Museum van Loon is the right spot. The gardens border a residential area.

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waterfront wedding venues amsterdam bride and groom getting on boat at the Prinsengrachtcanalside

In fact, internationally recognised as part of the historic inner city’s center,Amsterdam canal’s are a stunning place full of Dutch charm.image courtesy Andaz Amsterdam


Hotel Estheréa| Singel Gracht

And there’s more…imagine hosting your wonderful waterside wedding Amsterdam at a truly authentic venue. Well, the hotel Estheréa is that place. Additionally, the seventeenth-century building along one of the oldest canal: the Singel has a beautiful ambiance. So, plan an unforgettable reception at a historic spot where the Dutch couples hang out too. Source:

Room Mate Aitana | waterside wedding venue

In addition, located on the river “langs de ij-oevers” is Room Mate Aitana. A fantastic boutique hotel with a luxury lounge bar and modern marina. Suited to couples with a jet-set lifestyle, it’s the ideal waterside wedding venue. There is space enough for your boat and entourage. Create something uniquely your own, a tailor-made marriage celebration.” Source:

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Amsterdam waterfront wedding venues boats in harbour marina

In fact, this lavish waterside wedding spot takes great pride in offering you a truly personalised and regal feel.  image courtesy Room mate aitana hotel – Amsterdam | Gracia Aguirregomezcorta Public Relations

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Huis van Brienen | waterside wedding Herengracht

Immerse yourself in this undiscovered wedding location, the Huis van Brienen in the fashionable heart of Amsterdam. Experience a special ceremony in the historical painted room, toast to love with guests in the front room. And enjoy a fantastic dinner in the beautiful dining room. A pearl of an event location where everything comes together!

House Bartolotti | Herengracht

Are you ready to say, “YES” in this dreamy historic waterside wedding venue? Well, the museum House Bartolotti is the place to host it. Imagine your ceremony being officiated in the courtyard garden. Afterwards, you and your family can dine in the dining room surrounded by a marble fountain. Complete the day and dance the night away amidst the beautiful decor. Find out more:

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Amsterdam waterfront wedding venues andriessenkamer the front ceremony room the canal house

Amsterdam goes hand in hand with wonderful water-view weddings. I’ve listed remarkable venues for you, you’re spoilt for choice. andriessenkamer-devoorzaal-hetgrachtenhuis-amsterdam.jpg image courtesy


Waldorf Astoria waterside wedding Herengracht

The Waldorf Astoria renowned for their sheer elegance, distinguished restaurants and lounges is the place to host an Amsterdam wedding. It’s located in the golden bend “gouden bocht”. And the wedding venue set of gabled houses is the perfect place for a stunning bridal party. And leaves your wedding guests with an impression to remember, it’s a great hotel with jetty.

Sweets Hotels Bridge Keeper’s House Amsterdam

Imagine being the captain of your own “bridge keeper’s house”? Well, you can thanks to Sweet Hotels, their inspiring locations are one-of-a-kind on the water hotels. Dotted across Amsterdam you have a choice of 28 different bridge keeper’s houses. “Each bridge / lock house has been designed into a tiny 1-bedroom hotel suite. It’s perfect for an elopement wedding for two”

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the sailing celebrant on a boat with happy wedding coupleHangar Amsterdam | IJ

The Hangar Amsterdam is a unique waterside wedding venue for your perfect day. In fact, the beautiful terrace overlooks the Amsterdam IJ. It’s a romantic city garden, and is the intimate heart of your city marriage celebrations. What’s more, this riverside location with a beach offers you a personalized wonderful wedding service you and your guests cannot resist.

Het Grachtenhuis Museum | Herengracht

The historical Het Grachtenhuis – Museum located on the “Gentleman’s Canal” is a superb wedding venue for the artistic couple. You can get married in the front room with views overlooking the Herengracht. Or what about saying “I Do” in back room with views of the magnificent garden. It sounds truly idyllic, right? Well, find out more…

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wedding couple holding hands and smiling at lady master of ceremonies and officialregistrar

A Dutch wedding in the heart of Amsterdam with all the trimmings of an international ceremony for American, British and European couples. Marriage chamber – Herengracht Amsterdam

image courtesy of the wedding couple Valeria & Joeri

Sir Adam Hotel | Waterside Wedding – River IJ

Sir Adam has got your wonderful waterside wedding covered with sensational bright views of the city. The abundance of natural light make your authentic wedding experience unique. Designed for those seeking a special spot at the top of the world, this boutique hotel on “de ij-oevers” is perfect.

The Hoxton Hotel | Herengracht

Imagine a location rich in history, full of local buzz and oozing with artistic flair. Well, The Hoxton Hotel, Amsterdam has it all! Located on Herengracht canal,a few steps away from the “9e straatjes”. It’s a charming venue inspired by diversity, originality and you. Source:

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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Waterfront wedding venues stunning marriage chamber at Sofitel grand hotel, Amsterdam

A stunning 5-star hotel – waterfront wedding venue with canal house suites. Image courtesy of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

The Grand is the perfect place for weddings. Nestled on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam it offers all the trimmings for an exclusive waterside wedding venue. So, moor up your boat, alight and enter into this luxurious 5-star hotel, spanning in two canals .


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Finley – The White House

Dutch castle wedding venue fountain with moat and pink blooming flowers

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Lastly, Finley – The White House is an award winning waterside wedding venue perfect for your Sunday roast wedding breakfast. Housed in an idyllic stunning white villa, you can enjoy a wonderful wedding day. It is the picture perfect place to solidify your relationship on the waterfront surrounded by loved ones. www. 

To get married in the Netherlands, you need to meet four criteria

1. Firstly, you have to be 18 years or older.

2. Secondly, you don’t hold a marriage license. Or have a registered partnership with someone else.

3. And you may not be directly related to each other. Brothers and sisters cannot marry or (grand)parent/(grand)child.

4. Lastly, one of you must be Dutch or officially living in the Netherlands.


Finally, don’t let the above rock your boat. Get down to your local town hall and obtain your legal paperwork. Host your Amsterdam marriage celebrations and plan a wonderful waterside wedding. Need more tips? Go to Bon voyage…

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waterside wedding groom embracing bride holding a bouquet of colourful flowers

Romantic waterside wedding venues. Explore the canal belt, the remarkable landscape and the skies of Holland, it’s an elegant choice for your big day dreams.




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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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