The Best Wedding Destination Locations In Holland

wedding destination in Hollandamstedam canal belt by night bridges are lit up

The best wedding destination in Holland is the place where you feel totally at ease with your partner. It’s the opportunity to combine your marriage celebration and the honeymoon. Where do you start your search?

Imagine sharing your love, fulfillment and happiness of finding the perfect  location abroad with family and friends. Breaking free from the usual sunny destinations could be your dream.

And with wedding tourism taking the world by storm strolling hand in hand along iconic levees and windmills can become reality.  Additionally Holland is an inspiring country that has cities and areas of the most breathtaking sights.

So, get your colourful map of Holland and scout out the top wedding destinations for love trip full of loving gestures. Moreover, have a travel experience of a life time “de reis van je leven!”…

Wedding Destination in Holland – The Netherlands

De A'DAM Toren in Amsterdam-Noord Holland

Amsterdam North – Shane Taremi

Main photo credit:Kenneth Garcia

1. Amsterdam City Centre the most sought after destination

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and called the Venice of the north. It’s the perfect wedding destination. Another thing, it is more than sex, coffee shops and rock and roll. Moreover, this liberal European city houses the famous Red Light District, the Van Gogh and the Jordaan where you can soak in the houseboats on the grachtengordel.

2. Amsterdam East-side hip & trendy wedding spot

Furthermore, take a jaunt to the hip East-side of Amsterdam and mingle with the locals. Discover the colourful Dappermarkt. Stay in the area and visit the Tropenmuseum dedicated to people of different cultures. Check out the nightlife at the Wibautstraat and dance the night away at the clubs.

Dutch houseboat on the canal belt surrounded by tulips and bikes

How many canals are there in Amsterdam? At this present moment 165 “God created the world but Holland created the canal belt [Grachtengordel] – image Maks-Karochkin

3. The Hague  the metropolis of all wedding city trips

Dotted all over the Netherlands are romantic secluded spots for your getaway for two. For instance, discover the Dutch masterpiece “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Vermeer in the Hague. This metropolitan a few steps away from the coast Scheveningen is an idyllic seaside resort. And don’t forget the “Haagse” delicacy warm chocolate milk with cream (warme chocomel met slagroom).

windmills in the hague Holland

Windmills – Sander Klaver


4. Scheveningen the beach lovers wedding destination

Scheveningen is the place for true beach lovers. So, take a tram ride to the coast and stroll on the pier. There are modern windmills in the distance and you can delight in the scenery. Or head back to the Hague, relax at “de Boterwaag café and the restaurant at the Grote Markt. Later, return to the seaside and find the unbeaten walkways on foot. Alternatively, hire a bike for a pleasure trip and become more accustomed with the area.

5. Rotterdam the futuristic wedding destination in Holland

Rotterdam, also known as Manhattan on the Maas, has futuristic architecture, great art and endless drinking, dining and nightlife venues. It’s a thrilling city for the modern and diverse wedding couple. You won’t run out of fun stuff to do and there’s a choice of cruise outings to try. Many newlyweds like you, choose Rotterdam for your honeymoon destination because there is no language barrier.

futuristic buildings and modern bridge adorning the blue skyline

Rotterdam harbour – Roman Boed

6. Delft the perfect spot for a cast away wedding

In addition Rotterdam is the perfect spot for your cast away holiday. Just on the outskirts you’ll find Leiden. This is where you can tour the canals and moats together. Hand in hand, you can explore the historic inner city with its beautiful merchant houses and monuments. The place is home of the renowned Delft Blue pottery factory. Delft Blue is similar to Chinese porcelain, dating back to the 17th century.

Dutch barges boats and bridge on canal facing bridge Holland

Haarlem Harbour – PetrOlly

7.  Haarlem the most popular wedding destination in Holland

In addition, Haarlem is a captivating, medieval city in the North of Holland. It’s a perfect Dutch city break for a brisk walk. And you can enjoy an inclusive, peaceful yet exciting honeymoon. Choose from numerous sightseeing tours or just explore the city. This is the place to create a wonderful wedding photo album full of breathtaking scenery. It’s a stunning backdrop. Look no further for an energetic nightlife, fantastic ambience, first-rate shopping and fine dining.

8. Den Bosch – ‘s-Hertogenbosch exciting Dutch ambiance

The beautiful city of Den Bosch (‘s-Hertogenbosch) also known as the Duke’s Forest is warm and welcoming. The Saint John’s Cathedral is a good location to start. This is without a doubt one of the architectural highlights in relaxing Den Bosch. Don’t forget to visit the famous Dutch paintings from Jheronimus Bosch and Noordbrabantsmuseum.

wedding destination Dutch cathedral set in gardens behind a gated fence

Saint John’s Cathedral – Shirley de Jong

9. Gouda the unexplored wedding destination

Gouda is a wonderful wedding destination in the South of Holland. The town is known for  it’s distinctive cheeses, and where the city earned its name. Another thing, Gouda is a delightful hideaway, popular for its spectacular old buildings, court yards located in the center of the city. Getting around by foot is easy. To satisfy your sweet, craving tooth, indulge in “Stroopwafels” (thin waffles layered with caramel-like syrup). They are delicious after a meander around the city or after the cheese market.

wedding destination round handmade gouda yellow cheeses encased in wax

Traditional Gouda is a mild, yellow cheese made from cow’s milk and one of the most popular cheeses worldwide.


10. Schiermonnikoog the secluded wedding destination

And there’s more…The treasured and undisturbed island of Schiermonnikoog is a hidden gem for wedding couples looking for an exclusive holiday. Reached by ferry, the island offers you a chance to explore together. Travel by bike or foot to your location. So, bask on the unspoilt beach and explore the nature. And enjoy one of the many campsites and caravan parks jotted all over Schiermonnikoog. Furthermore, you’ll get to know surprising walkways, cycle paths and the largest tucked away places.

wedding destination white lighthouse surrounded by the roof top of houses, luscious trees and brisk sea.

Schiermonnikoog vuurtoren – the white lighthouse located in the smallest Dutch north sea island.

Photo credit: webted

11.Friesland an undiscovered Dutch wedding destination

Second to last, Friesland is one of the best-kept secrets and the Frisian people are genuinely hospitable. And this breathtaking spot, known as the Dutch Lake District is worth exploring. Located around the intimate capital city Leeuwarden are national parks. On top of that there are polders, and private landscapes with gorgeous forests.

wedding destination red and white fisherman’s boats on harlingen friesland canal

Harlingen Friesland – image Phillip-Dijkhuis

12. Groningen the newest wedding destination

In addition take a romantic excursion to the wedding destination Groningen. In fact, jump on riverboat cruise and admire the city from the water. This part of Holland is well known for it’s traditional beer brewing techniques. So, travel along the finest scenic routes and don’t forget to pop into a few local bars. Moreover, easily recognising the history of the province in the ancient cultural landscape, you’ll unearth plenty of new things. And you’ll adore the incredible untouched nature.

two bikes leaning on a pub bench

Groningen’s breweries [bierbrouwerijen] are a major part of Dutch culture and the nations beer drinkers love it!

image Marco Derksen

Bonus wedding destination in Holland – Schokland!

Finally, if you feel really adventurous escape to Schokland in the Netherlands. With it’s natural  masterpieces of nature you’ll enjoy a brisk stroll on the UNESCO world heritage site. Unfortunately there are no stunning canals to cruise along. But, you can experience the most beautiful and untouched natural wonders. Whether it’s raining or the sun beaming, you’ll have an awesome time.

beautiful evening blue sky with a church and trees

UNESCO world heritage site Schokland, Holland – Arjan Keers


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