Original location

Getting married, on the middle of the Ijsselmeer: That is only possible with NAUPAR. All of NAUPAR’s ships are official wedding locations. That means that you will not marry on the address Hoofdstraat 12, but on the coordinates 54° 52" 12'! That is not only quite something different, but it also offers a nice theme to use throughout this special day.

Wedding in the Netherlands

To register for marriage, the law requires that one of the partners is a Dutch citizen or holds a valid residence permit to stay in the Netherlands. You must register (ondertouw) at least two weeks before the planned wedding day at the municipal registration office.

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Wedding on the IJsselmeer

Special ‘I do’

In cooperation with NAUPAR, your dreams will come true. Indeed, it is something special to say ‘I do’ to one another on board of a stately, traditional sailing ship in a small-scale and, therefore, intimate setting, together with those people you hold dear. You may do so while sailing, but you can also ask the skipper to drop the anchor on a special location.

Many possibilities

You can get married almost everywhere on the Ijsselmeer: From Lelystad to Enkhuizen. You can embark the ship in one of our home ports, such as Kampen, Makkum, Monnickendam, Lelystad, or Hoorn. Having your reception and party on board as well, will form an original surprise for your guests.

Enjoying the day in style

Naturally, everything will be arranged for you in style. An excellent catering with, among others, snacks, drinks, and a beautiful wedding cake and a lovely dinner for your guests. We can also arrange the entertainment for you. Would you like to have an acoustic trio, a hip deejay, or a swinging live band to add lustre to your party during the evening? We can arrange it all. With over 35 years of experience, your most beautiful day will be in safe hands with NAUPAR.

Small-scale and intimate

You can, of course, spare no expenses and turn your wedding party into a spectacular celebration, but a small-scale and intimate wedding is very personal. Together with a small group of family members and closest friends, you can get married on board of a cosy and intimate ship. Your day will be truly ‘yours’ and there will be plenty of time to enjoy each other’s and your guests’ company.

A wedding weekend

You can also turn your wedding day into a wedding weekend. Many of our ships offer an excellent accommodation to spend the night for up to even 40 persons. What to think of a delicious champagne breakfast on deck the following morning, together with your guests. A lovely end to a wonderful weekend!