If you want to add some glamour to your holiday in the Dutch capital, look no further than Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.
At Amsterdam’s wax museum, you get to see centuries-old waxwork techniques and rub shoulders with world leaders, royal families, politicians, movie stars, sportspersons, and more.
It is a fantastic opportunity to take lots of photos with celebrities, and kids and teenagers love the chance to snap selfies with stars.
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What to expect at Madame Tussauds
Check out the video below to see 80 of the celebrity wax figures you can expect to see at Amsterdam’s Madame Tussauds.
The wax museum in the Dutch capital has many zones – Royals, A-List, Marvel’s Avengers, Music, Fashion, Sports and World Leaders.
The most popular among visitors are Zayn Malik, Beyonce, The Hulk, Rico Verhoeven, Barack Obama, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.
In recent times Madam Tussauds in Amsterdam has been modernized and equipped with the latest multimedia technologies.
How to reach the wax museum
Madame Tussauds is located in Amsterdam’s Dam Square, approximately ten minutes from Central Station.
Address: Dam 20, 1012 NP, Amsterdam. Get Directions
If you come by tube, take it to the south and get off at Rokin.
If you plan to reach the wax museum by train, get down at Amsterdam Central Station.
When you walk out of the station’s front entrance, you can walk across the Damrak to the Dam. You will find Madame Tussauds on the Dam between the Kalverstraat and the Rokin.
Many trams can get you closer to the wax museum. If you board Tram Number 2, 11, 12, 13, 17, you must get down at Magna Plaza/Dam stop, and if you get into Tram Numbers Tram 4, 14, 24, get down at Bijenkorf/Dam stop.
From both stops, you can walk to Madame Tussauds in around three minutes.
Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam opens either at 9.30 am or 10 am and closes either at 4.30 pm, 6 pm, or 7.30 pm, depending on the day’s schedule.
Since the Amsterdam wax museum’s timings vary throughout the year, visiting them between 10 am and 4 pm is the safest bet.
The last entry is 90 minutes before closure.
Best time to visit Madame Tussauds
The best time to visit Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is as soon as they open at 10 am or in the afternoon, between 2 pm and 3 pm.
Since it usually takes two hours to explore the attraction, even if you start at 2 pm, you will be done before the Wax Museum closes.
Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday are the best days of the week to visit Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam.
How long does Madame Tussauds take?
Most visitors take 90 minutes to two hours to tour Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam.
How long your visit takes will depend on where you buy your tickets, how much you would like to see, as well as how busy the attraction is on the day of your visit.
When you purchase your tickets online, you can skip the long ticket counter lines and save time.
The wax museum is a self-paced walk-through attraction, so there is no time restriction for your visit.
Tickets for Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Why buying online is better
Tourists can buy Madame Tussauds tickets at the venue on the day of their visit or book them online in advance.
We recommend you purchase your tickets for Amsterdam’s wax museum online because that offers a better experience.
When you buy your tickets in advance, you save €3 per ticket and avoid wasting your time at the ticket counter lines.
How online tickets work
When you book your Madame Tussauds Amsterdam online, you select your preferred time and date of visit.
Immediately after purchase, your tickets get emailed to you.
You don’t need to take any printouts.
On the day of your visit, you can show the ticket you received on your smartphone and enter the museum.
If your plan changes, you can reschedule your visit online.
Tickets for Madame Tussauds Amsterdam cost €21.50 for all visitors 16 years and older.
Kids between three to 15 years pay a discounted price of €17.50 for entry.
Seniors and students don’t get any discounts at the wax museum.
If you decide to purchase your tickets at the venue, you will end up paying more – €24.50 for adults and €20.50 for kids.
Infants two years and below enter for free.
Madame Tussauds + Amsterdam Dungeon
The Amsterdam Dungeon is two minutes’ walk from Madame Tussauds, which is why many tourists prefer to combine them on the same day.
Visitors learn about 500 years of dark Dutch history at the spooky underground vaults.
Besides meeting witches, judges, torturers, and seeing torture chambers, haunted houses, and witch trials, you will also laugh and scream a lot.
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