Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam – Why It’s More Than Just a Wax Museum

Is It Worth Visiting the World-Famous Wax Museum in Amsterdam?

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The Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam is one of our highlights when visiting the Netherlands’ capital! If you’re looking for the perfect family activity, you won’t be able to avoid the wax museum. In this article, we will let you know what you should know and which celebrities are currently in the museum!

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The Most Important Facts About Visiting Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

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  • Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam is the famous wax museum where you can find replicas of international celebrities.
  • The museum is ideal for families with children and teenagers. It’s especially great for those who love superheroes, singers, and actors.
  • It will take at least 1.5 hours to walk through the exhibition and take photos of and with the figures.
  • Tickets for Madame Tussauds Amsterdam must be purchased online, and you must choose a time slot for entry.
  • You will get a discount if you buy the one-way ticket at least 24 hours before the chosen date.
  • With the Amsterdam Go City All-Inclusive or the Amsterdam Explorer Pass, you get one ticket for free, which is included in the list of City Card attractions.

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What is Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam?

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is a world-famous wax museum in the heart of Amsterdam as part of the international chain of Madame Tussauds museums. It offers visitors the unique opportunity to see lifelike wax figures of celebrities, historical figures, sports stars, and many other famous faces. You can see the likes of Van Gogh, Taylor Swift, E.T. the Alien, and Ronaldo in just one place! Wax makes it possible.

Which Madame Tussauds Tickets Are Worth Buying in Amsterdam?

Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam is one of the most visited museums in the city and is still one of the main attractions to enjoy with children. To visit, you must buy your ticket in advance. You can also avoid queues and get a discount if you book your ticket at least 24 hours in advance.

Have you changed your plans? No problem! Your one-way ticket can be canceled up to 24 hours before the start of the activity, and you will receive a 100% refund.

Here are the price breakdowns:

  • Regular ticket: 23 EUR
  • Child (age 3-15): 19 EUR
  • Infants (age 0-2): free
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Late Ticket
Online Saver Ticket

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20 EUR

23 EUR

38,50 EUR
36,520 EUR

Time of Visit

Time of Visit

From 6 pm
From 10 am to 7:45 pm
From 10 am to 7:45 pm
From 10 am to 7:45 pm

Other Acitivities

Other Acitivities

1 Hour- Canal Cruise
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How to Save Money at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam – Why It’s More Than Just a Wax Museum

A great way to save on your ticket to Madame Tussauds is to use the Go City Amsterdam Pass during your trip.

With Go City Amsterdam, you can visit Madame Tussauds and many other attractions in Amsterdam at no extra cost. You pay once, and several activities and attractions are included. If you want to know how the two Go City Amsterdam options work—and what may be the best option for your trip—here is a clear and practical comparison of the two options.

With I Amsterdam, you get 25% off the Madame Tussauds ticket, as the wax museum is not included in the list of free attractions on the I Amsterdam Card.


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Our opinion


Fun, dynamic, and interactive, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is no ordinary museum, standing out from the city’s other attractions. Therefore, we recommend this attraction, especially for families with children and teenagers.

We have already visited Madame Tussauds in New York, London, Berlin, and, of course, Amsterdam, and we can say that Madame Tussauds never disappoints.

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The Highlights of Madame Tussauds

You Can Reach for the Stars—And Touch Them

At Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, you can have your photo taken with lifelike wax figures of your favorite stars. From Hollywood actors to pop icons to historical figures, you can pose with plenty of icons.

At the top of the wax museum, where the tour starts, you will find the first highlight: Claas Janszoon, the world’s largest wax figure at 5 meters tall. Then, two elevators take visitors to the upper floors of the building. From there, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Amsterdam.

Interactive Experiences

The museum also offers interactive experiences where you can, for example, sing a song with your favorite singer, compete against your favorite athlete, or attend a royal tea party.

Behind the Scenes

At Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, you can also take a look behind the scenes and learn how the wax figures are made. It’s fascinating to see how much work and attention to detail is put into each figure.

The Complete List of Wax Figures at Amsterdam’s Madame Tussauds

At Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam, there is an impressive selection of wax figures representing a variety of famous people. Here’s a list of the celebrities you might see during your visit:

Hollywood stars:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Angelina Jolie
  • George Clooney
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Charlie Chaplin

On July 17, 2023, the Harry Styles figure will be unveiled!

Music legends:

  • Michael Jackson
  • Madonna
  • Beyoncé
  • Elvis Presley
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Taylor Swift
  • Lady Gaga
  • Adele
  • Daniel Craig

Political Personalities:

  • Barack Obama
  • Angela Merkel
  • Donald Trump
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Mahatma Gandhi

Sports stars:

  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Serena Williams
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Rafael Nadal
  • David Beckham

Historical Figures:

  • Albert Einstein
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Anne Frank
  • Cleopatra
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

Comic-book Heroes:

  • Spider-Man
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Thor

Please note that the selection of wax figures may vary depending on the time of your visit.

Tips for Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

You should plan about 2 hours for your visit. If you want to buy your ticket on the spot, unfortunately, you will have to stand in line for a long time. The wax museum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions, so you need to book online in advance.

Less crowded times are usually between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the morning and between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the evening.

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Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam – All Dates & Facts

  • Madame Tussaud was real, but her full name was Anna Maria Grosholtz (1761-1850). She was born in Strasbourg, France.
  • The first Madame Tussauds Museum opened in London and has been in operations since 1835.
  • Other locations include Las Vegas, New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, and many more. Today, Madame Tussauds operates exhibitions worldwide, with more than 25 locations in total!

Frequently Asked Questions About Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Where is the Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam?

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is centrally located, just a few minutes’ walk from the main train station. From almost every other place in Amsterdam, there is a superb streetcar connection to Dam Square.

Is the Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam as Good as the One in London?

I believe the Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam does not have to hide from the ones in London or New York. The Amsterdam version is a bit smaller, admittedly, but no less entertaining.

Can I Touch the Figures at Amsterdam's Madame Tussauds?

Yes, you may indeed! Don’t forget to get a picture while you’re at it.

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