Madame Tussauds, Amsterdam

Occupying a prime position upon Amsterdam’s bustling Dam Square, located within an historical building, is the fun filled, interactive waxwork museum – the world famous Madame Tussauds.  Attracting thousands of visitors throughout the year, this entertaining experience allows visitors an opportunity to come face to face with the stars and celebrities of the past and present day.

Known

all over the world for its huge collection of impressive waxworks, Madame

Tussauds is a truly unique experience which is not to be missed whilst visiting

Amsterdam.  Conveniently situated in the

heart of the city centre, upon Amsterdam’s famous Dam Square, this historic

building is home to the wax replicas of some of the world’s most prominent

icons and A-List celebrities.  Each

figure is created with such intricate and fine detail, providing a true, life-like

resemblance to its model.

Originally

founded by the French sculptor Marie Tussaud, the first Madame Tussauds Waxwork

Museum was created in London in the 1800s. 

The Amsterdam venue was the first of its kind outside of London which

led to the worldwide expansion of the museum.  Madame Tussauds Amsterdam was first opened at

another premises within the city in 1971 but moved to its current location in

1991.  It attracts visitors from across

the globe and boasts 6 floors of fantastic figures and interactive exhibitions.

The

figures themselves are made in London and then shipped to Amsterdam where they

are dressed and styled.  Each figure

costs an incredible 85,000 Euros to create. 

New figures are often added to the museum and older ones updated to the

current times.  Several temporary

displays, such as ‘Three times Michael Jackson’ which depicts the stages in the

King of Pop’s life, are often hosted throughout the calendar.

Within

the museum are a wide range of themed areas such as Radio and TV, Authentic

History, Catwalk and Culture.  The A-List

celebrities section is where you can have your picture taken with the likes of Twilight’s

Robert Pattinson, or Hollywood’s renowned couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt,

or why not head to the Music area and pose alongside Elvis, Madonna or Lady

Gaga.  E.T., Marilyn Monroe and Charlie

Chaplin are just a few of the much-loved figures which can be found in the Film

area.

The

interactive Sports zone offers you the opportunity to practice your football

skills next to Ronaldinho and your fitness regime with the help of David

Beckham.  If the likes of Barack Obama,

Nelson Mandela or even the Dalai Lama inspire you, then the World Leaders unit

is perfect.  You can even meet members of

the Royal family such as Queen Beatrix and Princess Diana within the Royals

section.

Madame

Tussauds Amsterdam is open daily throughout the year and provides an

entertaining, action-packed afternoon out for adults and children alike.  It is easily accessible, located just minutes

away from Centraal Station and is a highly recommended attraction.  Tickets and further information can be found

on the museum’s website: www.madametussauds.com/Amsterdam/en.

Don’t

forget to take your camera so that you can boast to your friends about who you

met whilst visiting Amsterdam!!