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The Museum of Madame Tussauds is the wax museum with the greatest collection of the world, distributed in cities around the globe: London, New York, Hong Kong, the Fertile valleys and, by all means, Amsterdam.

madame tussauds, Amsterdam

Marie Tussaud was mistress of keys of Philippe Curtius, a doctor who modeled in wax and that was in charge to teach this so particular practice to him. In 1765, Curtius realized a wax sculpture of Marie-Jeanne du Barry, the lover of Luis XV, and today the mold of this sculpture is the exhibited oldest piece in soothes central of the museum, in London.

In 1770, the first sample of the works of Curtius was organized, and the enormous success that it achieved turned it into a world-wide phenomenon. Madame Tussaud participated like author of different figures, among them the busts of Necker and of the Duke of Orleans, and the faces of Marat, Luis XVI and Robespierre, between many other pieces.

wax statue, madame tussauds, Amsterdam

The first permanent exhibition took place in 1835, Baker Street, London, and since then the museum does not stop to grow. On the Dam place, in Amsterdam, it works soothes Dutch of the museum of Madame Tussauds, that counts on sculptures of a great number of famous personages: the real family, figures of music like Justin Timberlake and Tiesto, stars of the sport like Ronaldinho, the characterized actors of taquilleras films, as Pirates of the Caribbean and the Code Give Vinci.

There, it is possible to imagine that one is surrounded by its favorite celebrities, and to close by observe the perfectly represented characteristics of each of them. Because if there is something emphasizes to the wax sculptures of the museum of Madame Tussauds is the perfection with which they imitate the physical characteristics of the real people. A magical and unforgettable visit, to amuse itself in great. Another extraordinary option, of many that the always surprising Dutch capital offers.

Practical information

  • Address: Place Dam, Amsterdam.
  • Schedules: every day, of 10:00 to 17:30 hs.
  • Entrances: adults, 19,95 Euros; children of 5 to 15 years, 14,95 Euros. For information on special packages, to visit the official page (available in English): madametussauds.nl
  • The museum is accessible for people in wheelchair.

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