8 Wonderful Waterside Wedding Venues In Amsterdam

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Explore wonderful waterside wedding venues like other couples and experience the hidden gems and greatest appeal of the capital city. Imagine you are in seventh heaven on a boat, steadily cruising down the canal. Suddenly there is a problem!

Are you a foreign national, expat, Dutch citizen or resident who desires to explore breathtaking scenery? Or do you dream of boating along gabled houses? Well, it isn’t going to be plain sailing. Still, intrigued with Amsterdam waterside venue. Your vision of a wedding waterfront spot is disrupted by the following.

And what’s that I hear you ask? You just want to get married. But here is the deal…whether you are a first, second or third time boater, before you get the life jacket to jump on board. To get married in the Netherlands, you need to meet four criteria. But first get inspired by the wonderful waterside wedding venues.

Wonderful waterside wedding  venues

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Mooring at the shore, calling ship ahoy, and kissing under the skinny bride, Amsterdam goes hand in hand with wonderful waterside weddings.

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Hotel Prinsengracht | wonderful waterside wedding venue

Firstly, this waterside wedding venue in Amsterdam needs no introduction: Hotel Prinsengracht is a nestled in the sensational canal district. In 2010, it was listed as a Unesco’s World Heritage.  And be warned, once you experience this hotel, you want wont to leave. Source:www.prinsengrachthotel.nl

Pulitzer Amsterdam | Prins van oranje age

In fact, the Pulitzer hotel could tickle your fancy too. It spans over two canals, the Prinsengracht and Keizergracht. Known for offering a sublime setting for Amsterdam events, weddings and parties, you leave a legacy to keep the Dutch Golden Ages tradition alive.  And don’t forget to take a private tour on their classic salon boat dating back to 1909.”  www.pulitzeramsterdam.com

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Pulitzer hotel is the perfect location to host your marriage celebrations. It comprises of twenty-five historical canal-side houses dating back to the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

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The Dylan | Keizersgracht

So, the modern Dylan Hotel nestled in the heart of the “9-streets” area is the place to be after you’ve explored the canal belt. Together with that imagine you and your bridal party enjoying this prestigious “Keizersgracht” residence in the heart of Amsterdam. Above all, the bespoke service and restaurant caters for your guests and unique event.” Source: www.dylanamsterdam.com

Hotel Estheréa| Singel Gracht

And there’s more…imagine hosting your wonderful waterside wedding Amsterdam at a truly authentic location. Well, the hotel Estheréa is the place to be. Additionally, the seventeenth-century building along Amsterdam’s oldest canal: the Singel has a beautiful ambiance. So,  plan an unforgettable reception at a historic spot where the Dutch couples go too. Source: www.estherea.nl

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

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Room Mate Aitana | wonderful waterside wedding restaurant

Third to last, located on the river “langs de ij-oevers” is Room Mate Aitana. A fantastic boutique hotel with a luxury lounge bar and marina. The perfect place to transform your Amsterdam waterside wedding into something uniquely your own. Basically, each marriage celebration is a tailor-made event.” Source: room-matehotels.com

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

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Waldorf Astoria wonderful 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.

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To complete your memorable day, book  the restaurant. It offers delicious mouthwatering food. Waldorf Astoria Hotel – Herengracht Amsterdam

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Hangar Amsterdam

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.

In fact, you can celebrate your Amsterdam wonderful waterside wedding in pure Dutch style.


Sir Adam Hotel | Wonderful Waterside Wedding – River IJ

And don’t let me take the wind out of your sails, Sir Adam has got your wonderful waterside wedding covered. Not to mention the sensational bright views of the city and abundant natural light flood into your location. Sir Adam boutique hotel situated on “de ij-oevers” is an authentic wedding experience. Designed for those seeking a special spot at the top of the world. www.sirhotels.com

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As you can see I’ve done all the hard work for you! So, pick a Amsterdam canal side hotel wedding venue of your nautical dreams.

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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.

Source: www.amsterdam.nl/en/civil-affairs/getting-married

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 don’t worry about the planning of your wonderful waterside wedding. Bon voyage…


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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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