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Fo Guang Shan

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Address: Zeedijk 106--118, 1012 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31.20.420 2357
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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Daniel M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 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

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Thank niamhs456
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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 stars Reviewed September 29, 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 

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Thank Husain K
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was good to see something culturally different. The place isn't what I'd call amazing, but well worth a look if in the area.

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Dundee, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We came across this beautiful building randomly on the adventures around the Red Light District and it was just so relaxing to look at...I honestly felt a strange peace float over me when I looked at this building! I sadly did not venture inside which I deeply regret as it seemed to call me over however, just getting to see... More 

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Thank Jfizzable
Belém, Para, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A charming building in one of the most visited streets for those who make walk tours. Located in a small Chinese piece of the city and the building stands out for its distinctive architecture compared the typical houses of Amsterdam.

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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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