But before I do that, let me say a few words about Madame Tussaud. Madame Tussaud's real name was Anna Maria Grosholtz who was born in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her interest in the wax statues was just by a stroke of luck when she became a housekeeper to a physician in the city of Bern. The physician made wax mask of the dead or caste models of celebrities' hands to preserve the person’s image for future generations and it has been a physician’s job.
Keep watching the wax statues down below and read the remaining part of Madame Tussaud's contributions:
Her collection has since been rebuilt and is today owned by British amusement parks operator Merlin Entertainment.
While the London's museum is the biggest and contains some very rare statues, the Amsterdam's is no less and provides a good coverage of Madame Tussaud's wax work.
When standing outside in the Dam Square and looking towards the Madame Tussaud's museum, one can spot a huge glass window round in shape between the two life size statues. That is how it looks from the outside.
And when we reached the top floor, we had a chance to see the Dam Square from this round window glass - it was simply a spectacular view outside and down below. That is how the Dam Square looks from the inside of building:
And finally this last photo - not with a wax statue but a real man and attendant. In fact this was a thank you and gratitude photo with this nice man, who helped us in re-shooting of a photo we had taken at the entrance of the museum on the ground floor. I will talk of the celebrity with whom the photo was taken and then retaken in one of next posts.
In case you are driving in, something which my friend advised me not to because of the many trams moving about, the nearest parking is available in the Bijenkorf department store car park open 24h/7, accessible when driving from the Munt tower. In case this parking is full, which it usually is, go to P1 Parking Amsterdam Centre (Prins Hendrikkade 20), located left from the Amsterdam Central Railway Station.
If you like Jaho Jalal, please follow us on Facebook