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Applying to get married in the Netherlands

Are you planning to get married? If you intend to get married, you must notify the municipality of this at least 2 weeks and not more than 1 year before the wedding.

There are certain requirements for marriage that everyone must meet:

  • you must be at least 18 years of age;
  • you cannot marry someone who is already married or in a civil partnership;
  • you cannot be related to one other, e.g. grandparent, grandchild, parent, child or sibling.

Are you getting married to a non-Dutch citizen in the Netherlands? Then different conditions apply.

If you intend to marry someone of the same sex, you can get married in the Netherlands in the presence of the civil registrar. This is called a civil marriage, and you are only legally married once you have had a civil ceremony. In addition, it is possible to have a religious ceremony in some churches, but not all churches allow it. Check first with the church where you want to have the ceremony. A church wedding can only take place after the civil ceremony.

If you are getting married outside the Netherlands and are not yet 18 years old, your marriage will only be recognised in the Netherlands once both spouses have reached 18 years of age.

This is how it works for you

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Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying to get married in the Netherlands

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

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 netherlandsworldwide.nl website.

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.

Ceremony

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 can choose a  wedding registrar who leads the ceremony. 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. ty.

Wedding venue

You can get married in various places.

You pay a fee for this service.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Tilburg

Visiting addresses

Trappistinnentuin 77

5057DJ Berkel-Enschot

Opening hours
Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
13:00-18:00
Thursday
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Friday
13:00-18:00
Saturday
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Sunday
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Spoorlaan 181

5038CB Tilburg

Opening hours
Monday
08:00-18:00
Tuesday
08:00-20:00
Wednesday
08:00-18:00
Thursday
08:00-20:00
Friday
08:00-18:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Wagnerplein 4

5011LR Tilburg

Opening hours
Monday
09:00-13:30
Tuesday
09:00-13:30
Wednesday
09:00-13:30
Thursday
09:00-13:30
Friday
09:00-13:30
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Ketelhavenstraat 91

5045NG Tilburg

Opening hours
Monday
13:30-18:00
Tuesday
13:30-18:00
Wednesday
13:30-18:00
Thursday
13:30-18:00
Friday
13:30-18:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Tongerloplein 15

5071CX Udenhout

Opening hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
13:00-18:00
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Last updated on 21 September 2022