Amsterdam has long been sought after as a film shoot location. But one of the most recent, and one of the most prolific films in recent years has been the Fault in Our Stars in Amsterdam (TFIOS). Teens and older people alike are flocking to see where various scenes from the Fault In Our Stars were shot.
I literally can’t even convey how excited I am to share this post with you (probably has something to do with having only just turned an adult myself)! Ever since reading the book and watching the movie, I have been wanting to see all of the special spots that Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace visited! So here’s a quick guide to visiting the filming locations for The Fault in our Stars in Amsterdam:
Leidsegracht 2 in the Canal District
Yep, you can go and visit that bench where the two lovers shared a particularly deep conversation. Suitably covered in graffiti from the book and some of the film’s most quotable lines, the bench mysteriously disappeared last year (or should I say was stolen?!) However, not to worry as it is back in its rightful spot and officials have assured that it is the real bench from the movie. Read more about the disappearance here.
Funnily enough, there also happens to be a second bench next to the famous one where someone has written ‘this bench is nice too‘.
Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters take tram number 4 in the movie. However, once you’ve taken one tram, you’ve taken them all. You can easily take a picture of the number ‘4’ tram outside of the main train station in the city center. To be honest, all of the trams look pretty similar so I’m not sure if it’s worth taking a tram just to say that you’ve been on the same one as Hazel Grace!
Tram prices: 24 hours hop on/ hop off – €7.50
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
Home to one of the most famous paintings the world over, ‘The Night Watch’, in actual fact, only the outside of the museum is featured in the film.
The young lovers walk through the archways pictured below. The archways are funny as they go directly through the center of the museum.
Anne Frank House
Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam
Augustus and Hazel share their first kiss here. Did you know that the set used in the movie was actually a reconstruction as filming in the attic is strictly forbidden. In fact, visitors on tours can only glimpse the attic through a mirror on the wall in the floor below. The actual museum takes an age to queue up for to visit (but is definitely worth it). I would recommend going early or later in the day as these periods are less busy.
At the end of the museum, there is a short film where influential and famous people are interviewed. John Green is interviewed in this video as one of the most famous scenes in TFIOS is filmed in the house.
The museum is open; 1 November – 31 March: 9h00 – 19h00, 1 April – 31 October: 9h00 – 21h00, 1 July – 31 August: 9h00 – 22h00