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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Went to this temple when recently being in Amsterdam with a couple of friends. Was on a main busy street and walked by and seen people going in. Went inside, was very nice. Looked beautiful There was no fee to go inside, the staff also allowed us to take pictures which was nice of them. Would recommend and would go... More 

Thank Husain K

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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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