This bench played an important role in the move 'The Fault in Our Stars', which appeared in 2014.
The film is about 2 terminally ill teenagers (Hazel and Augustus, they both have cancer), who visit Amsterdam.
The bench on which they sit in the movie, at the Leidsegracht canal, and on which a very romantic scene takes place, has miraculously disappeared from its location, and its current location is a mystery. The disappearance made the news worldwide.
In November 2014, it was reported that the original bench was found again, in Hollywood, on the premises of Studio 20th Century Fox. However, a spokesperson of the Amsterdam Film commission maintains that the original bench was placed back on its original location. The truth is unfortunately unclear.
The City of Amsterdam placed a bench on the original location, because of great demand. The bench is now popular with fans of the movie. The bench is already full of graffiti, placed by visitors of The Bench (see the picture on this page).
The Fault In Our Stars bench with graffiti
The Fault In Our Stars bench