For those first time visitors to Amsterdam, a lot of things about the city may seem weird but the funny thing is that while you’re trying to adjust to the culture shock, the city hits you with some more weird stuff. Ripley’s Believe It or Not is one of those “weird things” to do in Amsterdam. Located on the Dam Square, Ripley’s Believe It or Not isn’t just an exhibition of bizarre objects, it is an attraction with a 5-dimensional cinema hall. You get to stand right next to the tallest person in the world, take a look at a “Vampire Woman” who had her entire skin tattooed and also has piercings with some bizarre jewellery.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is where you meet the people who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records and hear the stories behind the rare pieces of art collected by world traveller Robert Ripley.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not mixes ancient civilizations and modern art together in an attempt to preserve these for future generations. It is the ideal exhibition for those interested in history, culture (no matter how weird) and also human beings who have dared to challenge the status quo by taking their uniqueness and the act of being different to a whole new level. There are shrunken human heads made by the so-called headhunters; an original Russian space suit; the lunar Bible that was sent into space with the Apollo 14; a part of the Berlin wall that once divided the German capital; portraits of celebrities like Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, and Lady Gaga made from, among other things, gumballs, crayons, and other materials; and people who have done the craziest things to their bodies such as the “Lizard Man” and the “Vampire Woman”.