Madame Tussaud's, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is home for the most famous Madame Tussaud exposition of wax statues museum.
The network of Madame Tussaud museums includes: London, New York, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and the one in Amsterdam.
I must warn you that a visit to Madame Tussaud's wax museum isn't particulary cheap, in fact it was a lot for my budget, that's 23EUR(!) for an adult person and 17,5EUR(!) for 5-15 childrens.
Beyond that price, the wax museum is wonderful, with the copies of the real life actors, singers, royalties and other celebrities (see full list here) that you can't distinguish from the real life. Great work from the people making the copies.
The Madame Tussauds wax museum, in the Dam, apparently is a very funny and impressive museum as his "father museum" is in London. In fact it is a sucursal of the well-know British museum, which as open different branches not only the Amsterdam, but also in Berlin, New York, Shanghai... I didn't visit it because I prefered to do more typical Dutch things but I would like to do it later if I'll return to the city. There is a big circular window on top of its façade where you can see visitors there doing funny dancings to their "public" in the Dam. I don't know if there is an advertisement there or not, but almost everybody was doing some funny thing!
El museo de cera Madame Tussauds, en el Dam, parece ser muy divertido e impresinante, como su "padre", el famoso museo de Londres. En realidad este es una sucursal holandesa de aquel, que ha abierto varias sedes, no sólo en Ámsterdam, sino también en Berlín, Nueva York, Shanghai... No lo visitamos porque preferimos hacer cosas más propiamente holandesas, pero si visitara la ciudad más tarde si me gustaría entrar. Hay una gran ventana circular en lo alto de la fachada que da al Dam donde se puede ver a los visitantes del museo haciendo tonterías para su "público" en la plaza. No sé si habría algún cartel invitando a la gente a hacer el tonto, pero el caso es que casi todo el mundo hacía algo simpático.
On the Dam-square the Wax-museum of Madam Tussaud deserves some extra attention. In here there is a lot of attention for Dutch history and present fame. There is a section explaning about the becoming of The Netherlands and you can meet the Dutch painters in person. Furthermore Dutch royalty and politicians as well as famous persons from television or music can be seen (though many of you foreigners now are seeking long long time to come up with Jean Claude Vandamme, who actually is a Belgian!) Madam Tussaud is definately interesting to visit on a rainy day.
In Dam Square you'll also find Madame Tussaud's Museum. This Museum depicts personalities in wax, same as the one in London. It also shows how was Amsterdam a few centuries ago and how it might be in the future. I didn't visit, since this isn't my favourite kind of Museum and as i only had some hours in Amsterdam i thought i should visit other places than Wax Museum... Anyway for those interested in wax figures i leave this info here.
Amsterdam’s famous Madame Tussaud museum , often called as outpost of the London Wax Museum, displays range from the fascinating to the bizarre. It offers the public the unique opportunity to "interact" with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.
Open daily from 10:00 am - 5.30 pm.
Adult € 21,00
Children 5 - 15 € 16,00
Children up to 5 Free
Senior 60+ € 21,00
A popular tourist attraction, Madame Tussauds Museum is located at the Dam square, above Peek & Clopenburg department store. More an attractive ride in an indoor amusement park, than an old fashioned wax figures cabinet, Madam Tussauds in Amsterdam has been modernized, equipped with multimedia effects, set to employ actors and extras and like any amusement park it addresses itself mainly to children and teenage visitors.
Monday to Sunday 10 A.M. – 6.30 P.M. (entrance closes - 5.30 P.M.); in July and August - longer opening hours: until 8.30 P.M. (entrance closes at 7.30 P.M.)
Closed on April 30 (Queensday); check their website opening hours on January 1 ( New Year’s Day) and May 5 (Liberation Day).
Adult - €23; seniors age 60+ - €20
Children age 5 – 15: €17.50; children age up to 5 - free
There are also Group and Family tickets, as well as School tickets and tickets for a combined visit with another attraction in Amsterdam. Please consult the Madame Tussauds website for details.
You can watch my 2 min 27 sec Video Amsterdam Madame Tussaud Museum out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
The wax museum of Amsterdam is slightly smaller than the one in London. However its still nice to see how all the was statues are made. There is so much detail to all of them. There are some very nice settings. You can have your picture taken with for example Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Like the London version, this place has a vast array of famous people including a few locals & royals. Not really my 'cup-of-tea' but an easy way to kill some time before wandering off to catch your train at Central Station
Have your ever imagine taking picture with Marilyn Monroe, a Dutch celebrity or prominent historical figures like Rembrandt? Come here and you can post with them to have such historical moment. Also you will meet Claas Janszoon, the world’s largest animatronic wax figure at 5metres tall.
Here you will find wax figures which show Dutch Culture, from history till today, including the Dutch Royal Family, popstars and so on.... It's fun if you've never been to a Madame Tussauds before, but if you've been before anywhere else in the world, it's not really worth going!! Most of the figures are the same. It's about 12 Euros to get in, for a single adult - on entrance they snap a free photo for you with Arnold Schwazenager, which you collect on your way out! :)
Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire (author and philosopher) is modelled by Marie in 1777.
In 1780, Marie becomes the art tutor to King Louis XVI's sister and shows-off her creations at the royal court in Versailles.
Marie returns to Paris in 1789, assisting Curtius to mould the heads of some of the guillotine's victims, where some of these people were her acquaintances in Versailles.
The history just moves on well after she passes away, and her grandson Joseph Randall continues with exhibitions in England, and it blossomed from there after a few mishaps.
Enjoy the rest of the pictures!
I was so happy to have visited this wax museum. There were so many wax creations of famous people, and a short history of Amsterdam itself also. I suppose go through the many photos I have posted and enjoy!
The first Madame Tussaud museum in Amsterdam was opened in Kalverstraat, in 1971.
In 1981, it moved to its current location in Dam Square.
It's very easy to find in Dam Square.
I love this place (should I get a life?...LOL). After the 23 Euros that it costs to go in there I was defintely expecting it to be good., otherwise I would have asked for my money back. It was awesome. I had a nice surprise that I had not read about and I won't mention it so I won't spoil it for you. The wax figures look so real that I had to take a picture with JLO, Julia Roberts, Jessica Simpson and many others.
have been her long ago.
the only thing i like the most was the part with the golden age.
than i founded a bit expensive.
in a info magazine from the public transport
amsterdam tourist guide 2004.
on the back of this magazine is a discount coupon 3.50 euro the coupon is valid for 4 persons.
some tramdrivers have this magazine or at the tickets and info at the central station. maybe the V.V.V. has them too
It is one of the must seen museums in Amsterdam. You get to see the famous people in wax and have your picture taken with them. I think they waxed all of these people cuz they look so much real. Except for the few. I think you can find my lipstick mark on Lenny Kravitz's and Tiesto's cheeks. ;) There's also some thrilling rooms for the ones who like tension.