Netherlands

Country Profile

In 1841, when Church Apostle Elder Orson Hyde was traveling on a missionary journey to Jerusalem, he stopped in Rotterdam and Amsterdam for more than a week and explained the gospel to several rabbis. The first missionaries assigned to the country arrived in August 1861. By May 1862, they had baptized 14 people in Amsterdam and the first congregation was organized.

During the Church's first century in the country, some 4,500 missionaries served in the Netherlands and more than 14,000 people were baptized. Many of these converts emigrated to the United States. In recent years, however, few members have emigrated and today there are many second-, third-, and even fourth-generation Church members in the Netherlands.

The Hague Netherlands Temple was dedicated September 8, 2002.

Today the Church is officially registered in the Netherlands as a religious denomination.

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