Madame Tussauds – Amsterdam Wax Museum

Did you ever dream of seeing all your favorite celebrities at once? Stop dreaming, that place exists; it’s called Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam. Take as many selfies as you want with the (wax) celebrities, or even dress like one of them. Did you know that making one wax figure cost €250.000, -? Pay attention! Before you go to Madame Tussauds make sure you have enough storage on your camera available.

Madame Tussauds wax museum in Amsterdam is the second first attraction of the Madame Tussauds wax museums in the world. Nowadays the global count is already on 17 Madame Tussauds museums. Although the Madame Tussauds has definitely earned it’s place as very popular tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Reasons here for are that the museum is more then just a museum, people who pay a visit describe the place more as an amusement park with a rich history. Thanks to all the modern technique like multimedia effects and the interactive setting of the entire museum including with the wax figures. It’s worth a visit for young and old, but as most amusement parks the target audience are children en teenagers. Nevertheless in 2012 Madame Tussauds Amsterdam was on place 23 of best visited attractions in the entire country.

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam - impression

 Opening hours

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is open 7 days a week. The opening times differ per season. Last admission is always one hour before the museum closes.

High season (March 7 till October 31)**  10:00 – 20:00
Low season (November 1 till March 6)  09:30 – 19:00

** On April 27 Kingsday the museum is closed. On May 4 the museum closes 17:30, on May 5 18:30 (liberation of German occupation during WWII)

Tickets, prices and discounts for the Madame Tussauds-Wax Museum-Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds is one of the Amsterdam Museums that is worth buying tickets online as you can find major discounts. The tickets will be sent to your mobile phone instantly. Besides having a discount, you also get skip-the-line tickets, which means you get to use the fast-track entrance.

Regular Entrance prices at the door

Adult (16+) € 26
Adult (16+) online from € 23,-
Child (5 – 15) € 22,-
Child (0 – 4) free entrance

Online discount tickets

Buying tickets for Madame Tussauds online saves you money and you get to use the fast-track entrance. Sounds like a plan right? Unless you like standing in line and paying more, of course. works with multiple ticket partners to ensure you always have the cheapest ticket possible.

Discounted combi-tickets

Lookin for even more discount? That’s possible when you combine your purchase with another Amsterdam attraction! If you plan on going to The Amsterdam Dungeon for instance or going on a canal cruise, you’re better off buying a combi-ticket as these combined tickets are a lot cheaper than separate tickets. Want to find out if there’s a combi-deal that suits your needs? Check out the offers we gathered below.

Address, contact information and route to the museum

The museum is located at the famous Dam squire. The picture with the lions and the three crosses show you the entrance of Madame Tussauds-Wax Museum-Amsterdam. The building is located on the middle edge of the Dam squire. The building is easy to recognize by the big wax statue above the entrance, and by the – two  biggest (5 meters/ 18 feet) wax statues of the world – on the front of the building.

AddressFront entrance Madame Tussauds AmsterdamMadame Tussaud Amsterdam Peek & Clopenburg
Madame Tussauds
Dam Squire 20
1012 NP Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 522 1010
[email protected]

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Public transport

The easiest way to navigate yourself to the museum is via Amsterdam Central. From Amsterdam Central there are many public transport options. From all the stops on Dam (squire) it will take you a 1 minute walk to the entrance on the Dam (squire). Since the museum is very close to Amsterdam Central Station, many people choice to make a 10 minute walk towards the Dam (squire).

From Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Tram 4, heading to Drentepark, stop the Dam.
  • Tram 9, heading to Diemen (Sniep), stop the Dam.
  • Tram 16 or 24 heading to De Boelelaan/VU,  stop the Dam.

From serveral other locations you can get to the Dam. With the public transport planner below you can sort your trip in a few minutes. It helps you to find accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.

Meet at least the following list of celebs in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

This list below provides you a sneak preview of some of the celebrities that you can expect to meet. This is not the entire list of celebrities that you will meet in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Amsterdam. Note: The wax figures in all the Madame Tussuads around the world were made taller and prettier than people they were supposed to represent.
Johnny Depp Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Theme Celebrities
Artists and painters Mondriaan, Herman Brood, Rembrandt van Rijn, Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Mona Lisa and Da Vinci
Actors Ryan Reynolds (limited time only!), Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson
Pop artists Adele, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Robbie Williams
Football stars Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho
World leaders Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Angela Merkel
DJ’s Afrojack, Armin van Buuren and Tiësto
Fashion Doutzen Kroes, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour
Royals Princess Beatrix, Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander
Films E.T., Marilyn Monroe, Princess Fiona and Daniel Craig

The history of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

The very first Madame Tussauds Wax Museum was established at London Baker street Bazaar in 1835 by Marie Grosholtz  (1761-1850). Later on she was better known as Madame Tussaud. How’s did she succeeded and what happened on for hand that the wax museum is such a popular tourist attraction a small 200 years later in Amsterdam? The schedule provides you an overview that answers these questions.

1761 Marie Grosholtz (Madame Tussaud) is born in Strasbourg. This city still exist in France at the boarder of Germany.
1777 One of the first wax figures is is made by Marie. The famous philosopher and author Francois Voltaire.
1780 She becomes an art tutor at the Royal Court in Versailles to the sister of King Louis XVI.
1789 Thanks to her experience she gets the task to start reproducing the heads of guillotine victims. Marie gets this task from Dr Curtius and has to move back to Paris.
1793 During the France Revolution Marie and her mother get imprisoned in Laforce Prison, which is notorious prison of France. In return of her release and to prove her allegiance to the France Revolution she starts making death masks of executed nobles. Not only nobles but also a mask of her former employers the King and Queen!
1794 Luckily the France Revolution ends one year later and Marie inherits Dr Curtius wax exhibition.
1795 Another year later Marie get married with Francois Tussaud, who is a French soldier. They have 3 children. Sadly the first daughter dies after her birth. Their next kid is a boy named Joseph (1798) and third one is Francois (1800).
1802 Together with Marie’s eldest son Joseph she leaves Franse to exhibit her collection of wax figures in England. She starts with the her first exposition in the Lyceum Theatre. She continues with other expositions through England. As well she is travels to Ireland and Scotland. Her traveling and producing wax figures goes on for the next 33 years.
1835 Marie, better known as Madame Tussaud starts with her two sons a base in at The Baker Street Bazaar in London.
1846 The young Punch Magazine (famous of coining the name cartoon between 1840-1850) coins the name Chamber Of Horrors for one of the rooms of Madame Tussaud. This was the room that showed the horror story of the France Revolution.
1850 The year that Madame Tussaud dies and she leaves her entire exposition to Joseph and Francois.
1884 Under control of Joseph Randall Tussauds, the eldest son of Marie’s son Francois, the entire exposition is moved to the current location of Madame Tussauds London.
1925 A fire causes a devastated result for the Madame Tussaud attraction.
1928 It takes 3 years for the restoration, but there is also a added an cinema and restaurant.
1940 With one of the many bombings in London during the World War II Madame Tussauds did get enormously damaged. In total there were 352 wax figures molted, and there was not much left of the cinema.
1972 The world second first Madame Tussauds Opens in Amsterdam in the Peek & Clopenburg building.

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Small But Fun

I found the museum rather small. However the kids (11 nad 13) loved taking selfies with the celebs. The statues look like exact copies of the celebs!


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