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The Hague Netherlands Temple

114th operating temple

The Hague Netherlands Mormon Temple
Physical Address
Osijlaan 2
NL-2722 CV  Zoetermeer
Netherlands
Mailing Address
Osijlaan 2
NL-2722 CV  Zoetermeer
NETHERLANDS
Telephone  (31) 79-343-5310
Facsimile  (31) 79-343-5314

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.

Temple Facts

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 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 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 Freiberg Germany Temple.

"And [there were] other choice spirits who were reserved to come forth in the fulness of times to take part in laying the foundations of the great latter-day work, including the building of the temples and the performance of ordinances therein."
—D&C 138:53–54


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