Amsterdam The Fault in Our Stars: the bench, film locations and TFiOS things

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When in July 2014 there has been a lot of media and concern about the missing bench on the Leidsegracht that featured the lovers' kiss in the movie The Fault in Our Stars. The Amsterdam City works office announced that it had been replaced not by one but two benches.

In November 2014, Fox studios opened a replica bench at their lot in Los Angeles. Both Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elhort were present for the opening. Also, John Green and Director Josh Boone appeared for a few photos.

replica Amsterdam tfios bench at Fox Studios, Los Angeles
To be honest, yes it is an Amsterdam bench but it is Amsterdam that made the moment of their first kiss extra special in the movie. There is no romantic canal or beautiful architecture. The atmosphere is lost but that is just our opinion. What do you think?

For those of you who don't know about the book you are probably older. The Fault in Our Stars is the 6th book by writer John Green. The 4th book for young adults. The story is narrated by 16 year old cancer patient, Hazel. She is sent to a recovery clinic where she meets and falls in love with 17 year old amputee Augustus who is also dealing with cancer. The couple then takes Hazel's dream trip to meet a writer of a book she admires in Amsterdam. I won't spoil the ending for you.

The Fault in Our Stars debuted at number 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list for children chapter books. Since the book's release in 2011//12 the book has been translated in over 6 languages and over 1 million copies have been sold.

A movie adaptation was of the book was filmed during 2013 and released around the world in 2014. Shailene Woodley leads the cast as Hazel, Ansel Elgort plays Augustus and the movie is directed by Josh Boone.

A full list of Amsterdam film locations for tfios will follow during the week. So stay posted. As promised.:

If you are a parent with young fans visiting Amsterdam. Combine the famous bench from the movie, sightseeing, and history on this small group tour designed for families. The Early Amsterdam City Centre Tour.

Here is the theme song to the movie with much of it shot in Amsterdam.

When in Amsterdam....enjoy!

If you liked this post check out other things to do in Amsterdam with these posts:

Cool things for teenagers to do in Amsterdam

All Time Top 10 Things to do in Amsterdam: a critical analysis

When in Amsterdam... - Blogged

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