Get face to face with your favourite stars at Madame Tussauds! The resemblance is so striking, you expect them to start moving!
Madame Tussauds offers an experience that makes you completely forget you are looking at wax statues. What about cycling with Lance Armstrong? Dressing like a model, or showing your DJing skills to DJ Tiësto? The collection of Madame Tussauds changes regularly and is always kept up-to-date.
The 'real' Madame Tussauds was born in Straatsburg in 1761, under the name of Marie Grosholz. Her mother's employer, Dr. Curtius, taught her how to create wax statues at a very young age. When Dr. Curtius passed away in 1794, she inherited his entire collection. She took these statues on a tour, which lasted until 1835, finally settling down in the 'Bazaar' in Baker Street, London. Here her exclusive collection was on display, until she passed away in 1850.
In 1971, Madame Tussauds opened its doors to the public in Amsterdam, which was then located in the Kalverstraat. This was the first establishment outside the United Kingdom. After twenty years, the museum moved to its current location at Damsquare, right in the middle of the city centre.