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Municipality of Winterswijk: 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.

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.

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;
  • elaborate ceremony;
  • no ceremony (flash wedding).

If you opt for an elaborate ceremony, a wedding registrar from the municipality leads the ceremony. The wedding registrar will contact you a few weeks before the wedding date to get to know you. If you have a preference for a wedding registrar, please inform the municipality.

Would you like a family member or an acquaintance to be your temporary wedding registrar? That is only possible if that person is a wedding registrar. Please 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.

You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality via of +31 543 543 543. Or visit

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Winterswijk

Visiting address

Stationsstraat 25

7101GH Winterswijk

Opening hours
9.00 - 20.00
9.00 - 17.00
9.00 - 17.00
9.00 - 17.00
9.00 - 13.00
Last updated on 10 April 2024