Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds featuring interior views as well as an individual male

Feel like a guest at a VIP party: get your photo taken with Hollywood A-Listers and world leaders in this interactive waxworks museum.

Before you enter Madame Tussards, take a moment to admire the two giant wax statues on the outside facade. Ride the elevator to the top and choose between the scary and non-scary tour. During the scary tour, lifelike wax models of famous VIPs and infamous criminals jump out at you as soon as you get close. There are interactive multimedia exhibits that appeal to children and adults alike.

Madame Tussauds opened in Amsterdam in 1971 and was the first foreign branch of the English institution. Madame Tussaud, born as Marie Grosholtz, was forced to make death masks of beheaded aristocrats while imprisoned during the French Revolution. Once free, she used her talents as a wax artist to open a permanent exhibit in London. The Amsterdam branch offers a unique experience by introducing you to the local legends of the Netherlands as well as international stars. All wax statues are made in the U.K. and shipped over to the Netherlands.

Get acquainted with Dutch TV stars and sports heroes. Hear Anne Frank read from her world-famous diary or shake hands with the Dutch king. Get your photo taken with Lady Gaga, finally meet Justin Bieber, have a chat with inspirational world leaders near the White House Oval Office desk, or practice Marilyn Monroe’s famous pose in front of the cameras. If you are rhythmic, play bongos with Bob Marley.

Don’t miss the huge circular window with its superb views of the historic Dam Square and beyond. Passersby may even mistake you for a wax statue if you stand perfectly still!

Madame Tussauds is on Dam Square, a short walk or tram ride from Central Station. If you are driving, consider leaving your car at one of the park-and-ride lots at the edge of the city and then use public transport to get around. There are parking lots in the city center, but spaces are limited.

The museum is on the top of the Peek & Cloppenburg department store, and has its own ground-floor entrance. It’s open daily, apart from public holidays when Dam Square is used for big events. Come later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and get a discount, although late saver tickets can only be purchased online.

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