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Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

There is always a turn! Still would! After all, this is one of the 14 branches of the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum, which opened for the first time in 1835 on Baker Street in London and here in Amsterdam since 1971. Now it is located in the heart of the city on Dam Square, where moved in 1991

Dr. Phillip Curtis, whose exhibition was first held in 1770, taught her to work with wax, and she created the first figure depicting Volter in 1777. In 1794, the collection of the late Phillip Curtis was transferred to Maria Tussauds. So this collection began.

Madame Tussauds is a successful combination of a fascinating show with information and educational stuffing, and for each city it has its own. So in the exposition dedicated to the history of Amsterdam with amazing realism, life, costumes and faces of the old city are conveyed. Here Rembrandt in the workshop at work, here the fisherman swims in his boat along the canal, here the one-legged sailor talks about the past of Amsterdam ...

And, of course, 3 properties of the human psyche are fully exploited here - ambition, the desire for a miracle and the desire for fear. Here you can take a photo next to Lenin, those who did not manage to do this during his lifetime, say hello to Obama, take a photo in an embrace with the Pope, with Gorbachev, or with Queen Beatrix. Those who are not interested in politics have other idols for them: Michael Jackson, Sir Elton John, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and other stars of show business.

Those who want to compensate for the positive emotions from contemplating the beautiful can do this in a horror dungeon. Masterfully recreated in wax shots from the corresponding films, perhaps anyone will cause at least a slight chill. Those who wish a miracle get it in full, barely stepping over the threshold of the museum. All wax figures are alive and even eyes glow and shine naturally. Isn't that a miracle? It is a miracle that the museum is always the turn.

Also note that we recently covered Madame Tussauds in Berlin.


Watch the video: Madame Tussauds - Amsterdam (July 2021).