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Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

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Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 522 1010
https://www.madametussauds.com/amsterdam/nl/
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Madame Tussaud Scenerama is housed in a very large building in the center of Amsterdam. It is spread over four floors. An entire section is devoted to Dutch history, and more specifically, the history ... Read more
of Amsterdam. Many European celebrities, sports figures, artists and royalty are present to greet guests (in wax at least). There is a section with contemporary Hollywood stars and another devoted to famous historical figures such as Gandhi and Einstein. Those who fancy standing hand in hand or cheek-to-cheek with your favorite movie star, politician or sport star, this is the place for you.

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Almere, Netherlands

There used to be a clothing store in this building i still do remember i bought cloths for myself and my mom going on vacation that year, that was in 1982...

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
A popular tourist attraction, Madame Tussauds 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.
The tradition
Madame Tousauds FigurinesMadame Tussaud was a real person, Anna Maria Grosholtz (1761–1850). Born in Strasbourg, France, she moved to Switzerland, where she served as a housekeeper to a physician in Bern. Making a wax mask of dead person or casting a model of celebrity’s hand was at the time one of the few ways of preserving the person’s image for future generations and it has been a physician’s job. Taught by her master and skilled herself in waxworks, young woman moved to Paris, married François Tussaud and witnessed the violence of the French Revolution of years 1789 - 1799. The story goes, that she made hundreds of death masks and head sculptures of executed aristocrats, often pulling more interesting head from the pile of hundreds decapitated bodies.
Tussaud lived later in London and when she died, her collection counted 400 figures. The first Tussaud’s cabinet of wax figures opened in London at Baker Street in 1835. It included the “Chamber of Horrors” showing figures of victims of the French Revolution and famous criminals, already caught and hanged. Seriously damaged by fires of 1921 and 1941, during the Blitz – WWII German bombings of London, when many valuable figures at the Tussauds just melted, the collection has been rebuilt and today is owned by British amusement parks operator Merlin Entertainment. Madame Tussauds exhibits exist in several major world cities.

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Seattle, Washington

...Where the celebrities from around the globe are immortalized in wax is a world famous stop

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New York City, New York State, USA

I should have known this was the same tourist stuff that's in every every Madame Tussaud's, but sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends no matter what they want to do.

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The Hague

Well nice waxed celebrities - expo with some theme. Nothing really thrilling nor new. A copy of the English concept. Not really worth loosing the time on this.

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San Francisco, California

Mingle with the stars at Madame Tussaud! Just a 7 minute walk away from Hotel Pulitzer, you will find this special museum, which has been re-opened in March. Their attractions have been given a completely new look and now include new experiences and technical gadgets, which will make anyone’s visit to Madame Tussauds even more penetrating.

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Deception Bay, Australia

Expensive, but if you have never been to a wax musuem you have to visit. I have a great photo of Arnold Swarsnegger and myself...

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Mountain View, California

smaller then London. you had been to London you can pass this one otherwise go and check all the WAX famous.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Holy cow!! I can't believe I was in three cities with a Madame Tussauds and I never visited any until this February! It was sooooo much fun - and each area has all kinds of activities to do while posing with the different wax figures. i.e. soccer with the sports players, and another fun game, dress up at the Michael Jackson area...etc. etc. Definitely worth the price. We chose the late pass which was a couple Euro discount and still managed to see everything - so I think that's definitely a good option for those on a tight budget.

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Córdoba, Argentina

Muy divertido!!!

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London, United Kingdom

i loved every min of it :)

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I enjoyed it orth going to see it

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This was good

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You get to learn famous Dutch people too!

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Belem, Brazil

Omds é tão legal!! Eu amei!! Bem mas o problema é que não há a banda one Direction eu pensei que tinha! Eu fiquei meio triste!

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Haifa, Israel

מוזיאון השעווה המפורסם בעולם, בובות שעווה נאמנות למקור של סלבריטאים שרלוונטים לתקופה ומכל הזמנים
ובנוסף מתאר על ההיסטרויה של אמסטרדאם
מומלץ

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Immer wieder eine genial Sache

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Bremen, Germany

super marfa si super reale ... !!!!!!!

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Skopje, Macedonia
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Hamm, Germany
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Nottingham
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