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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.

Registered partnership

If you want to get married in the municipality of Nieuwkoop or register your partnership, you can choose from various ceremonies.

If you were not born/married/divorced in the Netherlands and/or do not have Dutch nationality, we advise you to contact the municipality in good time. You may need additional documents to be able to get married.

If you want to get married or register your partnership in the municipality of Nieuwkoop, you can arrange this online. After your reservation you will receive a confirmation by e-mail with additional information. 

Please note: if you want to get married at a location other than the town hall, please contact the wedding location first. You cannot reserve a free marriage/registered partnership online. To do this, please contact the municipality by telephone. If you have other questions, please contact us on telephone number +31172521100 or send an email to

You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality.

With a free ceremony you have to count on a waiting period of about 4 months.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Nieuwkoop

Visiting address

Teylersplein 1

2441LE Nieuwveen

Opening hours
8:30 - 17:00
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Last updated on 21 September 2022