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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.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Marriage or registered partnership

Read everything about getting married or a registered partnership in Hoorn in the Trouwmagazine.

Reporting a proposed marriage or partnership

You report this to the municipality where you are getting married or where the partnership is registered.

You can arrange the notification online. You both need your DigiD. It is not necessary to visit the town hall. With this report, you immediately state who the witnesses are.

If you both do not live in the Netherlands, you must register your marriage in the municipality of The Hague. More information can be found under melding doen van huwelijk voor Nederlanders die in het buitenland wonen.

Reserve marriage or partnership

You can book a marriage or partnership online. Think of date, type of ceremony, location, marriage officials, whether or not a marriage booklet, name use and what steps you need to take to get married or enter into a partnership in Hoorn. If this is known, you can book and pay for the marriage or partnership via the website.


For a number of locations, you must first reserve the date and location with the owner of the location.

Wedding official

Specify your choice when booking online. Do you choose a family member or friend as a wedding officiant for one day/BABS? Please provide the following information when booking: first and last name, date of birth and telephone number. The municipality expects the wedding official for one day/BABS to know what the tasks are. The wedding official for one day/BABS receives a manual from the municipality to prepare for the ceremony.

Name usage

Read about this on the Naamgebruik page

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoorn

Last updated on 21 September 2022