Catholic Church Joannes de Doper Hoofddorp
John the Baptist Church & parish
Our church was built in 1856 in Hoofddorp and is now a flourishing parish with more than 10,000 parishioners, six choirs and over 300 volunteers. The community is a true international community with people from over 36 countries. The parish consist of a beautiful Church, parish house with a chapel on the first floor.
Our parish is also the home to a small congretation of SVD (Societas Verbi Divini). Divine Word Missionaries. Five fathers are supporting the parish and other missionary tasks within the SVD society in The Netherlands.
Behind the Church you’ll find a Biblical Garden with more than 50 statues, trees, plants and flower from the Bible. Also we have a great bookshop Het Kruispunt and an outdoor-theater Het Labyrint.
Due to the Covid crisis no services will take place in our parish. Sunday mass will be live-streamed via YouTube (in Dutch). Find the links on Online Vieringen. Staring 4th of July we start again with public services in our church. With a limited amount of people attending and via reservations online: Online Reservation Services
Support our local Parish
Please do support our missionary parish by a small donation. This way we can can keep working to support people in need, offer our services to many people in Hoofddorp. You can donate through our online donation module. Thanks you for your support.
Regular Services (non corona times)
Be aware that many activities have been put on hold due to the Corona crisis. Check the website and Facebook for updates on services and activities.
Meet the people of the parish after service in our Parish House for coffee and tea
Services Chapel (Dutch – Parish house 1st floor)
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 18:45
praying the Rosary followed by a service.
English Church services in other cities in The Netherlands
Services in English and Spanish will resume after 1st of September in our Parish Church.
English Service Joannes de Doper Church Hoofddorp
Every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:30
English Service O.L.V. Hemelvaart Church Heemstede
Regular Roman Catholic services in English will be held every Saturday afternoon at 5pm Valkenburgerplein 20
Spanish Service / Misa en Español
Every first Sunday of the month
6PM in our church or chapel
Church open for prayer
Monday until Saturday
between 11:00 and 13:00
Sunday 12:00 – 14:00
Chapel open for prayer
Due to Corona measures will the Chapel be closed until further notice.
Bookshop Het Kruispunt
Various books about religion, spirituality, meditation and various religious gifts, candles, rosaries etc.
Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 -16:00
Garden behind the Church with more than 50 sculptures, plants and trees from the Bible.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Information about guided tours through the garden please contact the bookshop.
Kids and Youth
A flourishing parish can not exist without kids and youth. Many activities take place such as family services, children’s choir, youth group M25 etc. But also groups who prepare for baptism, the first communion, conformation. More details you can find on our website (in Dutch). Kids & Youth
Student Ministry Haarlemmermeer
A student ministry is set up from the John the Baptist church for students in the Haarlemmermeer. We come together in friendship groups for fellowship, to pray and worship, to make music, to eat together, for discipleship, Bible study, to give testimony and perform missionary work. The meetings are in two languages and international students are very welcome. We are also looking for musicians and singers for the student worshipteam.
For questions, assignments and / or a pastoral interview you can call the student pastor Peter Roelofsma 06 55 3939 60 or by email Peter Roelofsma.
Wednesday evening Meals
In the basement of the church (Het Fundament) we organise every wednesday evening a meal for people to connect. This starts at 6pm and registration upfromn would be appreciated. The cost of the meal is 5 euros.
Every first Sunday of the months there will be a simple lunch in the basement of the church (Het Fundament). The lunch starts at 12:00. Cost for the lunch is 3 euros.
More details (in Dutch) about registration see the page of Het Fundament.