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Any fans of The Fault in Our Stars planning on heading to Amsterdam for a romantic or remembrance-based trip to the increasingly iconic locations of the movie should look away now: the bench - THE bench - from the movie has disappeared.

Which means that those long-planned romantic moments mirroring Hazel and Gus' will have to wait - especially as Amsterdam city officials have no idea what happened to the bench. Spokesman Stephan van der Hoek recently admitted that:

"It's a bit embarrassing, because we do keep good track of them, but it's gone all right,"

As of this moment, it's not been revealed whether the bench is believed stolen by an impassioned fan (either of the novel, film or benches in general) or was simply taken away for repairs without notification.

Which, though - as van der Hoek revealed - a replacement bench will be installed within weeks, is something of a blow for those looking for adorable Amsterdam-based memento selfies.

And for the bench, obviously.

[The Fault In Our Stars](movie:602185) is in theaters now - and will make you cry.


What do you guys think? Favorite movie bench?

via The Guardian


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