An evening with the stars at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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 Amsterdam 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.

World leaders in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama and Gandhi at Madame Tussauds

Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama and Gandhi – these three gave everyone a warm welcome at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

Royals in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of Netherlands

Bow down to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of Netherlands. 

Ms. Meeting Adventures and the throne

Where can I send my application letter to join the Royal family? I think the crown suits me. 

Dimitar and Princess Diana

Now, here’s my prince with Princess Diana. Talk about perfection in one picture. HAHA!

A-List in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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.

Eloise and Dimitar with Lady Gaga at Madame Tussauds

Gaga for Gaga.. so why not take a selfie?

Look! Even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are here. 

Film in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

ET Bicycle at Madame Tussauds

Would you ride this bike to send him home? Reminds me so much of my childhood. 

Adventure with Princess Fiona

No humans allowed, eh?

Sport in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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.

David Beckham at Madame Tussauds

So.. how’s the core workout going, David?

Lionel Messi at Madame Tussauds

“Do you like Messi?” Lionel Messi for Argentina national football team.

DJ’s experience in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Hanging out with Afro Jack at Madame Tussauds

Do I look legit here? I think I do.

A Bulgarian's DJ Experience at Madame Tussauds

Dimitar’s DJ Experience

Fashion in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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 for the catwalk special at Madame Tussauds

Marie x Marie

Justine Bieber at Madame Tussauds

Not a Belieber but here’s a picture with Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein

Music in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Michael Jackson at Madame Tussauds

Staring contest with the iconic Michael Jackson. Now, who’s bad?

Justin Timberlake at Madame Tussauds

Here’s another Justin and I just can’t stop the feeling!!

History in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Here’s a glimpse of some significant people in the past.

History section at Madame Tussauds

Wax figures at Madame Tussauds

This section also shows how the wax figures were created– from making measurements to selecting the right hair color.

I am Art in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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.

Pablo Picasso at Madame Tussauds

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.

Salvador Dali at Madame Tussauds

The Persistence of Memory with Salvador Dali

Marvel in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Hulk at Madame Tussauds

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!

Ironman at Madame Tussauds

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. 😉



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