One of the first steps when planning a destination wedding is to decide where you would like to get married. So to help you make a choice, here are 5 things about the charming European city of Amsterdam, that nobody ever tells you.
Yes, it’s true, Amsterdam is famous for its Tulip fields. They are gorgeous, without a doubt. Colorful flowers stretch as far as the eye can see. Beautiful. However, did you know that the tulip season is only from March to May?
Also, there are so many other gorgeous, enchanting, exciting, historical places that Amsterdam has to offer!
Unfortunately, that’s a fact. You might be one of the few lucky people visiting Amsterdam during extraordinary beautiful, sunny days. But more realistically, it will rain at least once during your stay. Even in summer, the temperatures hardly rise above 25°C (77 °F)
That said, is there anything more romantic than getting married on a rainy day? Taking gorgeous pictures under a clear umbrella and snuggling up in a romantic city hotel room after saying I-Do?
And by the way, in Hindu culture, rain on your wedding day even symbolizes good luck!
Romantic might not be the first adjective that comes to your mind when you think about Amsterdam. After all, there is Paris THE European city of romance. But don’t be mistaken; Amsterdam has so much more to offer than coffee shops, the red light district, and raw fish.
Unless one of you is Dutch or has a resident visa, it’s impossible to get legally married in the Netherlands. At first, this might seem like a big disadvantage. But think about it this way, you don’t have to deal with all the paperwork and bureaucracy of a foreign country, and you save yourself the trouble of getting your wedding legalized in your home country.
Instead, you can have a quick and simple wedding at home and enjoy a romantic, fun, truly unique symbolic ceremony in Amsterdam.
Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1811. In 1927 the first gay bar opened in Amsterdam. In 1996 Amsterdam organized its famous Gay Pride Festival for the first time. And in 2001 the Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
These are just a few of the milestones that make Amsterdam one of the gay friendliest cities in the world and a top destination for LGBTQ+ couples. You don’t need to search for gay-friendly hotels, restaurants, or activities as the entire city is open and welcoming living by the saying “live and let live”.
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