The Hague Netherlands Temple
114th operating temple
© Marvin R. Van Dam. All rights reserved.
NL-2722 CV Zoetermeer
Telephone: (+31) 79-343-5310
ServicesNO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby
Announcement:16 August 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:26 August 2000 by John K. Carmack
Public Open House:17–31 August 2002
Dedication:8 September 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Exterior Finish:Polished granite
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:10,500 square feet
The The Hague Netherlands Temple was the first temple 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
4th operating templeSalt 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 purchased 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
33rd operating templeFreiberg Germany Temple.