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Recent History of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

In 1970 a renewed Madame Tussauds Amsterdam opens its doors in the Kalverstraat. It has thereby become the first site outside of England since 1817. Find out more about the recent history of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam


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Early history of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Marie Grosholz, later known as Madame Tussauds, was born in Strasbourg (France) on 7th December 1761. Marie becomes an apprentice with Dr Curtius and produces her first wax figure in 1778: the famous writer and philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire.


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