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 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.
For more information on giving notice of marrriage, go to the website of the municipality where you intend to mary.
You can use the checklist to find out what you need to do to prepare for getting married.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Municipality of Barneveld: Applying to get married
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 entering your marriage. You can choose from:
- no ceremony (free of charge);
- simple ceremony;
- elaborate ceremony.
If you choose an elaborate ceremony, you can choose who leads the ceremony. You can choose from:
- wedding registrar from the municipality;
- family member or acquaintance.
If you choose a wedding registrar from the municipality, a registrar from the municipality of Barneveld will contact you a few weeks before the planned date to introduce themselves and find out more about you and your partner.
Do you want a family member or an someone you know to conduct the ceremony? If so, you must contact the municipality yourself. For the more information call +31342495902.
Location of the ceremony
You can hold the ceremony to enter your marriage at various locations in the municipality of Barneveld. You can choose from:
- a municipal building like:
+ the the old town hall
+ Castle "De Schaffelaar"
+ a wedding-room in the new town hall
- a location of your own choice.
If you want to hold the ceremony at a location of your choice, contact the municipality by
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.
Log in with your DigiD on the application form on our website.
Applying at the service desk
You can also apply at the municipality’s service desk. Make an appointment online.
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.
- no ceremony: free of charge
- a simple ceremony of an elaborate ceremony costs money.
You pay also fee for this service. For the most recent information call +31342495902.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Barneveld