For the first time in the Netherlands, there are more people who do not believe in any religion than those who hold one. According to research by the Social and Cultural Planning Office SCP, currently half of the Dutch population is either atheist or agnostic.
This rate is twice as high as the first study done in the early 1970s. While atheists believe that there is no divine creator, agnostics believe that the claims made by existing religions about the existence of a divine creator and the afterlife cannot be verified today.
The research suggested that atheists and agnostics seek the meaning of their own lives rather than the meaning of life. “They add meaning to their lives through examples such as improving themselves, helping people, having different experiences and knowing that they are part of a larger whole,” SCP said of this group.
SCP also emphasized that there can be misunderstandings between non-believers and believers, therefore policy makers should draw a social policy based on mutual agreement and acceptance.
There appears to be fluctuations in SCP’s research. The rate of non-believers is increasing especially in the first five years of 2010s.
Getting married in the Netherlands: All information for your dream wedding in the Netherlands
Getting married in the Netherlands means having a wonderful ceremony on the beach or on a large sailing ship in the middle of the sea. That’s why we want to recommend Holland to you to get married.
We’ll tell you everything you need to have a dream wedding there.
How to get married in the Netherlands
In Holland you can have both a civil and a church wedding. However, only the civil marriage is legally valid. In addition, one of you must be Dutch or have your domicile or habitual residence in the Netherlands. Otherwise it is not possible to get married in Holland.
Where to get married in the Netherlands
Whether it’s romantic in the lighthouse with a view of the sea, on a sailing boat trip on the sea or directly on the beach with your feet in the sand – Holland also offers you wonderful places to get married outside of the registry office, because the registry officials come everywhere.
When is the best time to get married in the Netherlands?
From June to August you have the best weather conditions for your wedding in Holland.
You need these documents for a wedding in the Netherlands
Valid passports or ID cards
International birth certificates (you can get them at the registration office of your place of birth)
Extract from the population register or proof of Dutch nationality
An international marriage certificate (you can get this from the registry office in your municipality)
If divorced: final, certified divorce decree
If widowed: certified death certificate
Foreigners must also regularly present a certificate from the Dutch immigration authorities (vreemdelingendienst) to the police when ordering a riot police, in accordance with the law on the prevention of sham marriages, which has been in force in the Netherlands since the end of 1994.
The application form (M46 form) for this certificate will not be submitted until all the above documents are received. The form does not have to be submitted if the foreign partner in question has a permanent residence permit in the Netherlands, or both partners live abroad for an indefinite period of time, or the foreign partner in question is an EU citizen and is registered in the Netherlands (in the GBA).
Magical Dutch wedding customs
In Holland it is not bad luck if the groom sees his bride before the wedding. Because in the Netherlands it is customary for the groom to personally pick up the bride at home before the wedding and give her the bridal bouquet. Then the two drive together to the church or to the registry office.
At the wedding celebration, a wedding tree, which usually consists of a large branch, is set up next to the bridal couple. In addition, all guests receive a pretty ribbon, pen and piece of paper to write down wishes for the bridal couple and then attach them to the wedding tree. Thus, the tree visually receives leaves consisting of affectionate wishes.
After the wedding, the bridal couple plants lilies of the valley around their house, because the flowers bloom every year and so the love of the bridal couple should bloom again every year.
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Dutch not thinking of saving despite water scarcity
The Netherlands is facing water shortages, in the official statement of Infrastructure and Water Affairs Minister Mark Harbers on Wednesday.
Despite this statement and the minister’s recommendation to use less water, 48 percent of Dutch residents said they did not plan to use less water. 4000 people participated in the survey conducted by Hart van Nederland.
Dutch Minister of Infrastructure: We are facing water scarcity
According to the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mark Harbers, yesterday, the Netherlands is officially facing water shortages. According to the minister’s statement, no extra measures have been taken regarding this issue yet, but if the drought continues, various measures will be taken.
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