The worldwide Catholic Church consists of local communities, usually parishes. Every address in The Netherlands belongs to a Catholic parish. By entering a postcode on the website www.zoekparochie.nl you can find the name (and often the website) of your parish. Baptisms are preferably administered in the parish where the family lives. There might be a reason to choose a church like the Krijtberg, (which is not a parish church) or another church in the centre of a large city.
If there is a real connection between you and De Krijtberg, you can obviously have your child baptised here. The argument: “we love the building” is not sufficient. After registration you will be invited for a preparatory meeting. During this meeting the date of the baptism is agreed upon – this is usually on a Saturday morning or late afternoon on a working day. In De Krijtberg baptisms are not celebrated on Sundays, nor on Saturdays after 4 pm.
The godparents of the one being baptized must both be baptized – this rule cannot be waived.