So you’ve booked your stay in PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam – what’s next? There is so much to see and do that a weekend won’t be enough, that’s why we see some of our guests over and over again It’s time to start planning your trip, making time for the most important things to do in the city! One for the Amsterdam bucket list is the fantastic Madame Tussauds on Dam Square. Here are some of the highlights of Amsterdam’s most fun and interactive attraction.
The History of Madame Tussauds
In 1761 Madame Tussaud was born Maria Grosholtz in Strasbourg in France. Her fascination and curiosity about art and the human body led to her first model of the famous author and philosopher Francois Voltaire at just 16 years of age. In 1793, Marie and her mother were imprisoned in Paris during the French Revolution. To show her allegiance to the Revolution, she was forced to make death masks of executed nobles and her former employers the King & Queen. After the revolution ended, Marie inherited Dr Philippe Curtius’ wax exhibition and married Francois Tussaud, changing her name.
In 1802, Marie and her family took the exhibition on tour and by 1835 she had settled down in Baker Street, London and opened a museum. One of the main attractions of her museum was the Chamber of Horrors where gruesome relics of the French Revolution were displayed. Marie Tussaud died in 1850 but her legacy lives on. Millions of people have passed through the doors of the world-famous Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it continues to be one of Amsterdam & London’s top tourist attractions.
Who can I see there?
Have you ever wanted your picture taken with a celebrity, royalty or to be a part of a famous piece of art? At Madame Tussauds, all of your dreams can come true.
Here you can have your picture taken with Queen Máxima and take a seat on Princess Beatrix’s throne. You can dress up as royalty and learn about royal etiquette for the day.
Take a look behind the scenes on a film set with some of the world’s best actors. Dress up like James Bond, pose for a picture with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and George Clooney, or walk the catwalk with top model Doutzen Kroes.
If you’re a sports fanatic, you can enjoy a kickabout with David Beckham, Ronaldinho and Rafael van der Vaart and discover who takes home the biggest pay cheque. You’ll also learn more about the players by peeking into their lockers to discover their game-day superstitions.
If celebrity isn’t really your thing, enjoy the new interactive IamArt exhibition at Madame Tussauds which allows you to get inside the masterpieces of Dutch Masters like Piet Mondriaan, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn. Visit Herman Brood’s studio to create your own work of art or come face to face with great artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. The options are endless!
Before you ask, yes, you are allowed to touch the celebrities, icons and world leaders.
Location and Tickets
Madame Tussauds is located on Dam Square in Amsterdam, about a 10-minute walk from Central Station. There are several nearby parking facilities. Entry includes a free audio tour of Dam Square, explaining the layout, heritage, origins and architecture of this beautiful part of Amsterdam.
There are several options to buy tickets, many of which include combo tickets to other great attractions like Amsterdam Dungeons. You can visit over 150 lifelike models and enjoy many immersive experiences with their general admission ticket. If you’re travelling with celeb spotters, we’d recommend combining your ticket with a Fame pass where you can enjoy a private photographer, untold inside stories into celebrity lives, a cold drink, a personalized Oscar and more. There are also fast track, family, group and annual passes available. https://www.madametussauds.com/london/tickets-prices/ways-to-visit/general-tickets/
Before you buy tickets to the fantastic Madame Tussauds and take pictures with the bright and beautiful people, book your accommodation in PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam. Our apartments offer a fantastic alternative to traditional hotel stays as they provide the space and convenience of home, all the while in a stylish setting and without the confines of a hotel room. Book on our official website to be guaranteed our best available rates and special offers.