There's just hours to go and thanks for all your email replies confirming arrangements and numbers for the Wedding Dinner.

 Airport Transfer

We've had a few people ask about the best way to get from Schiphol airport to the city centre and the Hotel Pulitzer. There are plenty of Taxis at the official rank outside the airport - just follow the Taxi signs. Ignore touts coming up to you offering cheap rides. Depending on the traffic, a transfer will be around 40-50 euros. If you want to do it cheaper you could use the Schiphol Hotel Shuttle minibus service for 12 euros per person or 19 euros return. Buses leave every 10 minutes and Connexxion say you will not have to wait longer than 30 minutes. If you don't have much luggage, trains run to Amsterdam Centraal station, every 15 minutes for around 4 euros, and then take a tram.

 Hotel Pulitzer Room Bookings

If you want to check your reservation and room details you can do so by entering your reservation confirmation number on the Hotel Pulitzer website. You can access the booking system here and then choose check reservations.


A reminder that Wedding Ceremony starts at the Westerkerk, Westermarkt (behind Dam Square) on Saturday 8th July at 3pm and the Church will be open from 2.30pm. Wedding Bells are being rung by members of the family from 2.40pm.

The timetable is roughly as follows:
2.30pm Church Opens
2.40pm Wedding Bells
3.00pm Wedding Ceremony
4.00pm Photographs in the Church and by the Homomonument
5.00pm Champagne and Canapés at Hotel Pulitzer in the Garden
7.00pm Dinner at Hotel Pulitzer in the Tuinzaal/Garden Room

The Pulitzer event ends after this, but we’ve added:
10.30pm Late Night Cruising down the Prinsengracht Canal. Boat departs from Hotel Pulitzer Dock.
11.15pm VIP Entry to Rain with Wedding Invitation/Flyer includes Celebration Cocktail and Club Bar Access.

 Friday Night

On the Friday evening, if you are in town, we will both be at the Opera Cafe on the corner of the Rembrandtplein from 9pm and if you have time from sampling the delights of Amsterdam on a Friday night please feel free to come and say Hi and buy us a drink. You'll find a location map for the Opera here ... but it’s easy to find, and Rembrandtplein is served by Trams 4, 9 and 14. It's a very pleasant 10 minute walk from the Pulitzer.

 Saturday Night

Rain for Saturday Night is also on Rembrandtplein and has a downstairs lounge dance bar. Our friends Jacqui and Frits have invited us all for a cocktail to welcome you to Club Rain. The journey there will be by Canal Boat leaving from the Hotel Pulitzer and taking you almost to the door of Rain. Amsterdam Clubbing doesn’t end early, so you can stay as long as you wish!


Some other Frequently Asked Questions. We will be wearing smart casual suits on the day, but there’s no strict dress code apart from you looking fabulous in every way. We aren’t going to be wearing hats or wigs.

You are of course welcome to a bring a wedding gift if you would like to or you can make use of the online wedding list at De Bijenkorf – which means you don’t have to carry it!

Our friend Benno Thoma will be our official photographer. As many people will know he is famous for his pictures of the Bel Ami boys, and has taken photographs of some of the World’s most glamorous men. He couldn’t turn down the opportunity to add two more! His pictures will be on this website about a week after the event, but of course you are welcome to bring your own camera or video. The Minister has requested no flash photography during the ceremony, discreet photography without flash is fine.

Please would you not bring confetti or the like. We’re sorry it’s not suitable for the Church or for the Pulitzer.

If you have any questions about the day or where everything is feel free to email us at or call us on 0031 20 646 42 40.

See you on the 8th!