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The Hague Netherlands Temple

114th dedicated temple in operation
The Hague Netherlands Temple

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Osylaan 2
2722 CV  Zoetermeer
Telephone:  (+31) 79-343-5310


NO visitors' center open to the public
NO arrival center available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


16 August 1999

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

26 August 2000 by John K. Carmack

Public Open House: 

17–31 August 2002


8 September 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley


2.7 acres  |  1.1 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

Polished granite

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

14,477 square feet  |  1,345 square meters


-4 feet  |  -1 meters

Temple History

The The Hague Netherlands Temple was the eighth temple built in Europe and the first built in the Netherlands.

A church building was razed to permit construction of the The Hague Netherlands Temple since the city would allow only one building on the site, which is located in a city park.

The The Hague Netherlands Temple is located in Zoetermeer, which translates to Sweet Lake in English. So, while Utah has the Salt Lake Temple, the Netherlands has the "Sweet Lake Temple."

The The Hague Netherlands Temple sits below sea level.

Land comes a premium in the Netherlands, so the parcel acquired by the Church for the The Hague Netherlands Temple is just larger than the footprint of the building itself. Although the city constructed a parking lot adjacent to the temple, the Church desired to have at least some parking under its control, so the only direction to go was down. The result is a 40-car (and many-bicycle) parking structure.

President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the The Hague Netherlands Temple the day after he rededicated the Freiberg Germany Temple.

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Salt Lake Temple
4th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; angel Moroni returned to east central spire; preparing to pour north and south transfer girders; building the visitor and patron pavilions; Assembly Hall and Beehive House renovations underway