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  • AKA: "Sweet Lake Temple" (Zoetermeer)

Temple Site

The The Hague Netherlands Temple is the 114th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Netherlands.

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 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.


Temple District

The The Hague Netherlands Temple serves members from 5 stakes headquartered in Netherlands and Belgium:

Netherlands

  1. Apeldoorn Netherlands Stake
  2. Rotterdam Netherlands Stake
  3. The Hague Netherlands Stake

Belgium

  1. Antwerp Belgium Stake
  2. Brussels Belgium Stake


Temple Presidents

Notable presidents of the this temple include:

  1. Hendrik Dorenbosch 2018–
  2. Marvin R. Van Dam 2015–2018
  3. Christiaan H. Kleijweg 2011–2015
  4. Jacob J. Van Ry 2008–2011
  5. Marcus Reijnders 2005–2008
  6. Anne Hulleman 2002–2005

See Also

References


The Hague Netherlands Temple

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The Hague Netherlands Temple is the 114th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Metropolitan 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." This Temple sits below sea level.

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