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Municipality of Rijssen-Holten: applying to get married

You register your marriage with the municipality, providing all the details about yourself, your partner and your witnesses. This can be done up to 2 weeks before the wedding date. You can do it online or at the town hall.

If neither you nor your partner live in the Netherlands, you must give notice of your marriage in the municipality of Den Haag (The Hague). You can find more information on how to register a marriage for Dutch citizens living outside the Netherlands at the website.

  • a valid identity document for you and your future spouse;
  • a copy of the identity documents of your witnesses.

If one of you comes from a country other than the Netherlands, the municipality will need additional information. You can call the municipality about this on + 31 0548 854 854

When you register your marriage, you make a number of choices, which you communicate to the municipality. These choices relate to the ceremony and the venue. The costs depend on your wishes and the possibilities of the municipality.


The ceremony is the official part of your marriage. You can choose from:

  • marriage free of charge;
  • simple ceremony;
  • elaborate ceremony.

If you opt for an elaborate ceremony, you determine who leads the ceremony. You have the following choices:

  • A wedding registrar from the municipality. The wedding registrar will contact you a few weeks before the wedding date to introduce themselves and find out more about you and your future spouse. If you have a preference for a wedding registrar, inform the municipality of this.
  • A family member or acquaintance. If you would like a family member or an acquaintance to be your own wedding registrar, contact the municipality.

Wedding venue

You can get married in various places. You can choose from:

  • a wedding venue of the municipality;
  • a wedding venue of your own choice. Notify the municipality of your venue. You may have to pay for a wedding venue of your own choice.

The following rates apply for getting married or entering into a registered partnership:

Town Hall, Monday to Friday€501
Town Hall, Saturday€747
Other locations, Monday to Friday€419
Other locations, Saturday€665

You also pay the costs for the marriage or partnership booklet:


Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Rijssen-Holten

Last updated on 16 April 2024