About Amsterdam's Wax MuseumAnyone who dreamed of being photographed with the idol of their youth, admired singers, or the inspiring athletes could do so at the Dutch museum of Madame Tussauds, the younger brother of the London's Madame Tussauds.
The museum is located in Dam Square and offers to introduce familiar characters, such as leaders, singers, athletes, intellectuals, cultural leaders and politicians. The museum is full of colors and characters and provides an entertaining journey in the present and the past.
For children, the museum offers to build their own wax sculptures and try to sculpture with this unique material.
History of the Madame Tussauds MuseumThe Madame Tussauds wax museum is the only museum where you can meet and take pictures with famous people in today's world and history. Here are waxed personalities from culture, history, art and science, along with statesmen and celebrities from all over the world.
It all started with a French wax sculptor named Marie Tussauds, who founded what will be the first Madame Tussauds Museum. It was an exhibition of wax sculptures, the first of the Tussauds, but all the statues presented were the statues of Doctor Philip Curtius and they did not include celebrities. The exhibition was held in Paris in 1770. Pretty soon Tussauds won success and after 6 years the exhibit was transferred to the Royal Palais.
But Tussauds wanted more. She studied the art of wax sculpture from Curtius, her mother was his housekeeper. After he taught her the art of wax sculpture, she created her first sculpture, the statue of Walter. It was in 1777 and the statue aroused so much enthusiasm that French celebrities asked Tussauds to create wax figures of them as well. Pretty soon she also sculpted famous celebrities such as Benjamin Franklin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
In 1792, Tussauds , who inherited the collection of Curtius' sculptures after his death, moved to London, the capital of England, and the Tussauds Wax Museum was born in England. The museum has gained a reputation as a unique museum and the wax sculptures have gained world renown.
The huge success of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London led to the opening of Madame Tussauds Wax Museums all over the world. There are also many wax museums in many capital cities and cities around the world, including Vienna, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Bangkok and more.