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Fo Guang Shan

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Zeedijk 106--118, 1012 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 420 2357

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Very nice spot

Right in the midfle of china town and a besutiful building.Its very quiet and can get really busy. The monks were out on the balcony which was nice to see.

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Brilliant and so easily accessible Tranquil spot in the hustle bustle of a Metro do take out time to visit this amazing temple & read about the details of Buddhism as observed by China. They have several statues about Mahayana Buddhism/Bodhisattva Avatars that you can see & read about (a 2 page leaflet placed next to the cabinets describes the... More 

Thank Roots2Wings
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

A peace of tranquil amidst if the hustle and bustle of downtown Amsterdam. Beautiful buddhist statues and ambience. Right at the door step there is a box of oracle that is printed with buddhist writings, but please remember to drop 50 cents euro into their donation box as per written on the sign if you wish to pick any one... More 

Thank Denzel T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the temple on our walking tour of Amsterdam. It is a real ornate building. Didn't have a chance to look inside, and youth.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Right in the midfle of china town and a besutiful building.Its very quiet and can get really busy. The monks were out on the balcony which was nice to see.

Thank Lovemyfood92
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Beauty and peace right in the middle of China Town, worth a visit for sure. Lovely statues for sale, maybe even light an incense stick. Blessings all round!

Thank Daniel M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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668 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This temple is right in the middle of Chinatown, or The Red Light District. Whenever I am around, I'd like to visit because of the peace. There is also a Fo Guang Shan temple in London.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Nice little free entry temple to stop in and take a few photos while wandering the streets so worth a look if passing and its open . It has a lovely little inside main area and then you can move on or take a few minutes in this peaceful shrine

Thank niamhs456
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a small temple with a foyer area which the public can access. To see the other parts you must book a tour and these were not available, closed on mondays so we werent able to see past the small reception area. If you ar ein china town pop in but dont expect to be wow'ed by the place.

Thank 2_wheel_traveller80
Bucharest, Romania
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1,316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

An asian temple placed on Zeedijk street,in the heart of Amsterdam's China town and also in Red Light District.Interesting architecture as long as I didn't see this kind of temple in other part of Europe.

Thank zuv
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Best part of the trip and the people are so warm & tolerant because it was full of tourists taking photos of the shrine and effergies when really, it suppose to be for prayer and tranquility. I got to light an incense offering and make a prayer as intended, something which I never thought I could do in the western... More 

Thank Makka78

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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