Friday, February 13, 2015

Madame Tussaud, Amsterdam - Photo Album (Part - One)

In my previous posts on my visit to Amsterdam, I described two of the three events: The Amsterdam boat ride and the visit to Dam Square - Amsterdam's city centre. The third place on our list of places was Madame Tussaud's wax museum, located in one of the corners of the Dam Square.

Today I am sharing our visit to this wonderful and unique museums of the world where life size wax statues of some of the celebrities of the world are on display. Although, the Amsterdam's museum is not as rich as the London's museum, it still housed dozens of statues of some of the well know celebrities. The post is in two parts as there are lot of photos to share.

As I mentioned in previous post, Madame Tussaud is located in the building of Peek & Cloppenburg —  a German company famous internationally for its fashion department stores. The building, in the neo-Classical style, was opened on April 17, 1916 is listed as a national monument. Most of the building is now occupied by the Madame Tussaud's museum. 

I standing outside the main entrance of the museum, waiting for my family to catch up, who were busy taking photos of the Dam Square. After buying the tickets, we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by someone with whom we had a group photos. And who that person was? Well wait  for some time, I will write a separate post on that. For the time being let us commence the visit to the Madame Tussaud wax museum:

 Two queens in the photo: Queen of Netherlands stands, and queen of my heart sits on the throne
 My queen and my princes posing (above and below)

My sons posing with the Amsterdam's royalty

We have reached just half way to the first part of my post. See some more celebrity statues:

 For a few moments, there is no harm being the president of the United States 

Of all the statues and photos, Mona Lisa was the worst - the portrait did not look like Mona Lisa's painting kept in Louvre, Paris.
 I asked Einstein what is 2+2, but he just kept quiet!!
 Now you know who is the driving force behind Nadal!!

This brings me to the first part of my twin posts on Madame Tussaud's museum. I will share the remaining wax statues of the museum in my next post. Stay tuned!!

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