Chinese Temple

Buddhist temple in the middle of Chinatown
The Buddhist Temple ‘Fo Guang Shan He Hwa’ (Buddha Light Mountain) was built in 2000. An abbot and four nuns live here and manage this beautiful building. The women have dedicated themselves to Fo Guang Shan, a new branch of Zen Buddhism. The temple is devoted to Guan Yin, a female Buddha. Her name means: ‘the wise one full of mercy’. Her statue can be admired in the public area of the temple. Feel free to take a look but please remain silent.

Opening Times

Monday: closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 12am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Entrance Prices

Introduction to Buddhism and symbols (tour A)
Adults: € 5,00
Students: € 2,50
Introduction to Buddhism and symbols including a meditation session:
Adults: € 8,00
Students: € 5,50


Amsterdam Old Town
Zeedijk 109,1012 AV Amsterdam