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Registering a civil partnership in the Netherlands

Do you want to form a civil partnership? If so, you must first notify the municipality. You must do this at least 2 weeks and a maximum of 1 year before you want to form the civil partnership.

The registration of a civil partnership is subject to a number of conditions (in Dutch), such as: 

  • you must be at least 18 years of age; 
  • you cannot enter into a civil partnership with 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. 

Do you want to enter a civil partnership in the Netherlands with a foreign citizen? There are other conditions that must be met.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Registering a civil partnership in the Netherlands

The municipality has 4 municipal venues. The town hall in Leidschendam and in Voorburg Huize Swaensteyn and Huygens' Hofwijck form a beautiful backdrop for your special day. It is also possible to get registered for free or cheaply in a consultation room in the Service Center Leidschendam.

  • Your consummation lasts a maximum of 45 minutes. The ceremony consists of your arrival (10 minutes in advance), ceremony and possibly a congratulations afterwards
  • It is possible to register for free or at a reduced rate in the Service Centre

Registering an intended civil partnership

You register your registered partnership with the municipality where you want to conclude your partnership. You do this at the earliest 1 year and at the latest 6 weeks in advance. Call: 14 070. After the telephone conversation, you will receive a form by post that you must complete and return to us with the evidence discussed

Call: 14 070

Possible times and costs City Hall Leidschendam :

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM: € 580,00
  • Monday to Friday from 4:45 PM to 10:00 PM: € 580,00
  • Saturday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM: € 701,00
  • Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.: € 731,05

Possible times and costs Huize Swaensteyn:

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM: € 580,00
  • Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: € 701,00

Possible times and costs Huygens' Hofwijck:

  •    Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: € 854,30
  •   Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: € 854,30
  •   Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00: € 1.032,30

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg

Last updated on 21 September 2022