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Fo Guang Shan

Zeedijk 106--118, 1012 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 2357
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Beautiful Temple

Ended up at the temple on our way back to Central Station. The temple was really neat and walking... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Daytona Beach, Florida
via mobile
A lotus blooms only in muddy waters

The Buddhist temple is located in the red light district of Amsterdam and was part of the RLD tour... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Zeedijk 106--118, 1012 BB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 420 2357
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Ended up at the temple on our way back to Central Station. The temple was really neat and walking through China town was a neat experience.

Thank Beachjax
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Buddhist temple is located in the red light district of Amsterdam and was part of the RLD tour. As per the guide, the idea behind locating the temple in this part of town was that the Lotus flower (which is sacred to Buddhists) blooms...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our group walked into Chinatown. The street has several restaurants and chinese stores. The set up is similar to the Toronto Chinatown of the mid 70s. I was very surprise to see this beautiful modern Chinese Temple. Interesting!

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

ok we happened upon this temple ... to be honest i thought it was a restaurant so when we walked in .. it was kinda of a surprise. Gotta love Amsterdam .. hookers, pot shops, Italian food and buddist temple within 100 yards of each...More

Thank chattygirl7491
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...More

Thank Roots2Wings
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...More

Thank Denzel T
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
Reviewed 14 October 2016

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
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
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
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
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