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Fo Guang Shan

Zeedijk 106--118, 1012 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
+31.20.420 2357
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Ranked #110 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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855 reviews 855 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is one of the very few buildings in central Amsterdam that is not built in the typical Dutch style. Because it is near many Asian restaurants, it could appear also to be a restaurant on first glance, but it's not. It is similar to the Chinese "gates" which are erected at the entrances of American Chinatowns in Boston, New... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Came across the temple while walking the busy street. Curiosity got the better of us so we went in for a look. A sudden air of peace when stepped over the threshold. Well worth a visit after seeing madness of the Red Light District

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Location is just in the middle of the busy street, an area that had negative reputation in the past. It's not so far from the Red Light Distric.The Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple is a Chinese Buddhist temple in Europe, that has been built in traditional Chinese palace-style. It's an enrichment for the Amsterdam China town. "He Hua"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Someplace u will find your soul in one of the busiest street of Amsterdam-China Town. If Saturday 2pm-4pm there will b guide taking you into the inner hall with Buddha. Close on Monday, open from 12pm-5pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

I thought this was a restaurant but it's actually a temple....

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