The 'Fault in Our Stars' bench in Amsterdam is missing
All right, which one of you Augustus Waters wannabes stole an Amsterdam bench for your girlfriend?
The bench where Hazel and Augustus kiss in the film The Fault in Our Stars is missing, according to the Associated Press. A city spokesperson explained that while they can’t be sure why the bench has gone missing (if could be vandals, or locals unhappy with the extra tourists), he guesses it probably was overexcited film fans. He notes fans have been asking where the bench and other film-significant landmarks are when they visit Amsterdam.
“It’s a bit embarrassing, because we do keep good track of them, but it’s gone all right,” city spokesman Stephan van der Hoek told the AP of the bench, which he says may have been missing for as long as a month. Never fear, people who think re-enacting Hazel and Gus’ Amsterdam trip is romantic: The city plans to replace it within a few weeks.
As for the original? “Keep your eyes on eBay,” van der Hoek said.