Welcome to the site of Japanese Dutch Shinzen Foundation, the home of Shinto in Europe.We aim to introduce the ancient Japanese tradition of Shinto to the Western world.Since 1981 we have established a Shinto shrine in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Dutch shinto master Paul de Leeuw MA has studied in 1979 in the Yamakage Shinto Shrine Kireigu, Aichi-ken, Japan where he received - as the first not-Japanese person - the license of kannushi. He is officially entitled to perform shinto-ceremonies. To learn more about our activities and history, please continue your visit on this English site or select another language of your choice: Japanese or Dutch.
Due to a technical update of our telephone line on Thursday May 28we might experience a temporary blackout. As long as this message is shown, we have no telephone or internet connection. From May 28 you can provisionally contact our mobile: +31 (0)620340820.Thank you for your understanding!