Opening at cinemas across the world during the summer
of 2014, the must see movie ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was filmed at various
locations throughout the vibrant city of Amsterdam, many of which are just
minutes away from several of our Amsterdam holiday apartments. Whilst visiting the city, why not explore the
wonderful sights and attractions that the main characters Hazel & Gus
sampled during their trip.
the best-selling novel by John Green and directed by Josh Boone, this
tear-jerking film tells the story of two teenagers – Hazel (played by Shailene
Woodley) and Gus (played by Ansel Elgort), who meet at a cancer support
group. Hazel is suffering from thyroid
cancer and relies on an oxygen tank to help her breathe, whilst Gus is in
remission from osteosarcoma, which led to the amputation of his leg. During the movie, the pair take a trip to the
beautiful city of Amsterdam to meet up with the author of Hazel’s favourite
book – Van Houten (played by Willem Defoe).
their time in Amsterdam, the couple explore many of the city’s well known
sights and attractions, as well as sampling some of Amsterdam’s much-loved
restaurants and cafes and walking along the network of picturesque canals. It is within the world famous Anne Frank
House Museum, a typical canal-side house which is where Anne Frank wrote her
iconic diary whilst she and her Jewish family hid from the Nazis during World
War II, that the characters enjoy their first kiss.
also showcases Amsterdam’s incredible Vondelpark, which is undoubtedly one of
the city’s most popular public parks.
Spanning out across an impressive 120 acres, the park attracts a
staggering 10 million visitors every single year and is brimming with beautiful
scenery and fantastic facilities. It is
within the Vondelpark that many of the film’s scenes were captured and is also
where you will find the old film museum and ‘Hazel’s Tree’.
streets surrounding the park, which are also where many of our Amsterdam
holiday apartments can be found, several more memorable places from the movie
can be located, including Van Houten’s house and the Hotel Filosoof, where
Hazel and Gus stay. Other notable
attractions featured in the film, such as the charming Cheese Museum, Spui
Square and the Tulip Museum, are also within easy reach.
pivotal scene from the movie shows Hazel and Gus sat together on a bench
overlooking the canal, this bench has recently caught the headlines as it
mysteriously disappeared following filming.
Rumour had it that the bench had been taken by avid fans of the film,
who wanted to keep it as an item of memorabilia, however
it has since been returned to its rightful place and can be found upon the
banks of Amsterdam’s majestic Leidsegracht Canal.
information relating to The Fault in Our Stars movie, together with cinema
release dates and the official trailer can be found at http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com/.