In the heart of Amsterdam, on Dam square, lies an attraction that is both historic and modern: Madame Tussauds. For more than two centuries, Madame Tussauds has been synonymous with lifelike wax figures of celebrities from around the world. For visitors, the museum offers a chance to get up close to world stars, historical figures and art icons.
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Upon entering Madame Tussauds, you are greeted by lifelike wax replicas of famous figures from the world of film, music, sport and history. Pose next to world stars like Harry Styles, measure your football skills with Johan Cruijff, spin a record with world-famous DJs like Hardwell, Afrojack, Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren or have your picture taken with the Dutch royal couple. There are several themed zones, such as a Hollywood zone, a sports zone and a history zone.
Tips Madame Tussauds
- Photography: don’t forget your camera or smartphone! You have countless opportunities to take photos with your favourite stars.
- Interaction: Madame Tussauds incorporates many interactive elements. At the entrance, you get a code that you can scan and use throughout the attraction.
- Food & drinks: Madame Tussauds Amsterdam also features an Amsterdam pub with statues of famous Dutch artists. Recommended is to buy a drink there along with a delicious portion of Dutch Bitterballen. Behind the bar you will find a statue of none other than Freddie Heineken (the founder of Heineken)
- Busy periods: To avoid long waiting times, it is advisable to plan your visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon, especially during school holidays and weekends. It is also advisable to buy your Skip the Line tickets in advance.
Prices and discounts voor Madame Tussauds tickets
If you want to visit Madame Tussauds Amsterdam buy your ticket in advance. An online ticket gives you a 10% discount and ensures guaranteed entry. Prices depend on age. Combi tickets are also available, saving you even more money.
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Opening hours Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is open every day from 10am to 8pm. You book a day and time slot of entry in advance.
How to get to Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam can be found on Dam square in the centre of Amsterdam.
The address is:
- Dam 20
- 1012 NP Amsterdam
- + 31 (0) 20-5221010
This location is very central and easily accessible by public transport and bicycle. Coming by car? Then park your car in one of the car parks (Rokin car park, Bijenkorf car park or Central Station car park) and travel to Madame Tussauds by public transport, bicycle or on foot. From Amsterdam Central Station, it is just a short 10-minute walk to Dam Square.
You can also get to the Dam by tram & metro:
- Tram 1, 2, 5, 17 and 20, Magna Plaza/Dam stop
- Tram 4, 9, 16, 20, 24, 25 Bijenkorf/Dam stop
- Metro 52 Rokin stop
Places of interest nearby Madame Tussauds
- Royal Palace Amsterdam: Right next to Madame Tussauds and definitely worth a visit.
- De Nieuwe Kerk: Known for its exhibitions and also located on Dam Square.
- De Bijenkorf: For shopping enthusiasts, a luxury department store.
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not is located next to Madame Tussauds
- Anne Frank House: Although just over 1 km, it is a must-visit for history buffs.
FAQ’s Madame Tussauds
Of course you can take your luggage with you during your walk through Madame Tussauds. Unfortunately it is not possible to leave your luggage at Madame Tussauds for security reasons. Large bags and other baggage can be safely stored at the luggage lockers at Amsterdam’s Central Station.
Yes, you are allowed to touch the celebrities, icons and world leaders. Enjoy a game of football with Messi, make some music with the world famous DJ Afrojack and walk across the catwalk with top model Doutzen Kroes.
Map of the canal district in Amsterdam
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