Who doesn’t want to get up close with an iconic person? I’m not sure about you but I do! Just with the scent of their perfume, it already sends chills to my spine and ignites my fangirl side. This is the reason I picked Madame Tussauds as one of my destinations during my short Amsterdam tour.
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is just one of the many Madame Tussauds locations all over the world. Located in Dam 20, 1012 NP Amsterdam, Netherlands, the building stands elegantly along with other Renaissance-styled structures in the streets of Amsterdam. In fact, I did not realize that I was already across the building until my boyfriend, Dimitar, told me so. I was speechless. I mean, who wouldn’t drop their jaw with such a beautiful architecture?
Just like every museums and attractions that I’ve been to, there is a queue before you can enter the museum. There were two counters by the entrance. One has a longer queue than the other. The one with a short queue is for express pass and discount cards holder. Thankful with my Holland Pass, I am able to save time from the long queue. Yey!
Once you already have your ticket, they will give you a red carpet experience where you will be greeted with a “paparazzi” and will be instructed to strike a pose in front of the camera. Then, an elevator will take you to your first stop.
There are 11 sections to visit in Madam Tussauds Amsterdam. Let’s take a quick look at some of these familiar faces in each section.
Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama and Gandhi – these three gave everyone a warm welcome at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.
Bow down to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of Netherlands.
Where can I send my application letter to join the Royal family? I think the crown suits me.
Now, here’s my prince with Princess Diana. Talk about perfection in one picture. HAHA!
What a star-studded room! This is definitely one of my favorite sections!! I think I spent the longest here to the point where Dimitar had to “force” me to move on. Good thing he didn’t drag me to the next room.
Gaga for Gaga.. so why not take a selfie?
Look! Even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are here.
Would you ride this bike to send him home? Reminds me so much of my childhood.
No humans allowed, eh?
Dimitar’s happy place. He was really hyped up seeing these familiar and athletic faces. We even played a mini-football game which we took turns as the goalkeeper. Ladies and gentlemen, I officially suck at football.
So.. how’s the core workout going, David?
“Do you like Messi?” Lionel Messi for Argentina national football team.
Do I look legit here? I think I do.
Dimitar’s DJ Experience
Welcome to the world of Fashion brought to us by Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. If you have the guts, you should also try the catwalk. Just remember, Confidence is the key.
Marie x Marie
Not a Belieber but here’s a picture with Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein
Staring contest with the iconic Michael Jackson. Now, who’s bad?
Here’s another Justin and I just can’t stop the feeling!!
Here’s a glimpse of some significant people in the past.
This section also shows how the wax figures were created– from making measurements to selecting the right hair color.
I am Art
This is also an interesting part in the tour. There are a lot of interactive shiznits such as digital spray painting and face in a hole. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #IamArt.
Oh hello there! The great Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso– Pablo Picasso for short.
The Persistence of Memory with Salvador Dali
The Incredible Hulk
Next to the Incredible Hulk, you can find a mini-game to test your strength. Basically, you just have to lift a really heavy car. Sounds easy? No! I attempted to lift it but I failed. Dimitar, on the other hand, was able to do it. Great job, Superman!
Lastly.. here’s how you high-five with a billionaire. Right, Tony? I’ll see you soon, okay?
Want some souvenirs from your Madame Tussauds experience?
You can print your pictures as souvenirs! There were some points during the tour where a staff will take your picture– at the entrance, at the Hollywood section, etc.– and you can have it printed to fit in a key chain or a magnet. You can choose among these pictures or you can have all of them.. but not for free. Aside from that, I also saw some souvenir coins while we were on our way out.
Overall, I think Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is an interesting place to go if you want a close encounter with these personalities. Sad to say, I don’t know quite a number of wax figures there and I was expecting to see more familiar faces like Emma Watson, Edward Cullen, Ed Sheeran, and etc. Anyway, It was still fun. However, tickets may be a bit pricey at €18.80 each.
To sum up my day, I was glad that I visited these friendly faces at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam although the ticket is a bit pricey. The staffs are also accommodating and friendly. Near the end of the tour, I felt feverish so Dimitar had to ask for an aspirin from the counter. The staff was so nice that she gave us one from her personal kit. What a warm Dutch hospitality! Dank Je! (Thanks to Google Translate)
Have you been to any of the Madame Tussauds in the world? How was your experience? I would love to hear from you. If not, how about a quick “hello” in the comments section below. 😉