Things to do in Amsterdam as a tourist.

There are so many things one can do while visiting Amsterdam but if you happen to be on a short visit, consider these two options which will occupy your day and give you part of the best of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Madam Tussauds and canal cruise.

  • Discover the matchless exuberant fun that is an afternoon at Madame Tussauds – take selfies with celebrities, sport stars, Marvel’s Avengers, and more!
  • Enjoy amazing interactive exhibits like I AM ART, and find yourself the centerpiece of the world’s most famous artworks
  • Go with your newfound celebrity status for a spin on the Amsterdam canal ring with a sightseeing barge cruise

Amsterdam exploratory Visit on a budget.

Near Amsterdam’s world famous canals you can rub shoulders with world famous people: Justin Bieber, Albert Einstein, and the Dutch royals. When you’re finished, make like an A-lister and take a relaxing and scenic cruise on the very same canals. They’re on a list too. The UNESCO list!

History of Madam Tussauds in Amsterdam.

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is a  wax museum located in Amsterdam the capital city of the Netherlands. It is located in the centre of the city on Dam Square, near the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. It was founded in 1970 and was the first Madame Tussauds that was opened in mainland Europe as well as being the first foreign branch of the British institution.

The collection of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam consists of a collection of  wax figures of famous celebrities in different categories such as:

  • Personalities in the music industry like Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Justin Beiber, Arian Grande, Adele Hopkins, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Taylor Swift among others.
  • Sports personalities like David Beckham, Lionel Messi, among others.
  • Personalities of the Royal Family like Lady Diana, William of Orange, the Dutch king Willem-Alexander, the Dutch queen consort Maxima, the former Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, among others.
  • Personalities of cinema like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sean Connery, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Nicholas Cage, George Clooney, among others.
  • World (political) leaders like the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, among others.
  • Marvel superheroes like the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk), Spider-Man, among others.

Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. It has about 165 canals which were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. They continue to define the city’s landscape and in 2010 Amsterdam’s canal ring was recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site.

One of the most memorable ways to discover the city’s sights and attractions in Amsterdam is by cruising through the various canals. By doing this, everything looks a bit more magical to everyone whether you are a first-timer or a frequent visitor.

Most canal cruises take around an hour, in which you’ll explore Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal ring and discover plenty of interesting facts about the city along the way. Alongside the excellent one-hour options, other types of canal cruises available include practical hop-on-hop-off services, romantic candle-lit tours, child-friendly adventures and intimate guided boat tours for smaller groups.

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Fun places to Visit in London…(The view from the Shard)

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Visit Western Europe’s tallest viewing platform on the 72nd floor of The Shard, London. The ticket is flexible and allows you spend as much time as you like enjoying panoramic views of the city, with visibility of up to 40 miles.

You may choose to step outside onto the open viewing platform on the 72nd floor, or admire the views from inside the building. There is so much to learn about London’s history through multimedia displays and exhibits, or simply sit back and enjoy the view from the champagne bar. Continue reading “Fun places to Visit in London…(The view from the Shard)”

London Sightseeing and Attractions for the Family and for tourists….Merlins Magical London Pass…


Madam Tussauds Waxwork Museum

Welcome to the world’s most famous collection of waxworks at the original Madame Tussauds museum.

  • There are numerous famous faces to behold such as that of the Royal Family, One Direction, Kim Kardashian.
  • Visitors also get to see their favourite superheroes in an exclusive 4D Marvel Superheroes movie.
  • For football lovers, you get a chance to take a picture with football legends David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Visitors get to experience a theme-park style ride through London’s fascinating history.
  • For those who love Star Wars, you get meet face to face with the movies’ heroes & villains, including Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and even Jabba the Hutt.

The Coca-Cola London Eye

This is the biggest observation wheel in Europe. A ride on the iconic London Eye gives you incredible views of London – up to 40km on a clear day.

  • You get to take a ride through the London sky in one of 32 iconic capsules.
  • You will also get breathtaking 360° views of Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and much more.
  • Soar through the London skyline on a fantastic 4D ride before or after your flight 


SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Life under sea is interesting and if you submerge yourself in a tropical undersea world, you will meet over 500 species of sea creature at London’s spectacular Aquarium, one of the largest in the world.

  • You can embark on a ‘submarine trip’ into the depths of the Atlantic and gaze up at the ocean’s creatures from a walk-through underwater tunnel
  • You get to meet love-able penguins, take a thrilling ‘Shark Walk’ and learn about the Aquarium’s world-renowned conservation projects
  • You get to take part in feeding sessions and get hands-on with touch pools and interactive displays

 Shreks Adventure! London

Let us visit the Land of Far Far Away and meet Shrek and his friends on an interactive adventure.

  • You get to soar above the London skyline in a thrilling and immersive 4D ride experience
  • You get to meet your favourite characters: Shrek, Fiona and More, brought to life by fantastic live actors 
  • Visit gorgeous recreations of film sets including the Poison Apple Pub and the Spooky Forest
  • You also get to take a selfie with characters from Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon

London Dungeon

Welcome to the London Dungeon where you will experience hundreds of years of London’s dark and gruesome history at one of the city’s most popular and entertaining attractions.

The London Dungeon combines entertaining live actors, impressive special effects, theme park-style rides and unnerving lighting and darkness to guide you through tales of London’s history.

  • You will get up close to the medical ‘cures’ used against the plague when the Black Death swept through the city.
  • Take a seat in Sweeney Todd’s infamous Barber Shop and prepare yourself for gripping special effects and a terrifyingly close shave in the total darkness
  • Take refuge in a tavern as Jack the Ripper claims his latest victim – hear the theories and experience the fear of London’s most gruesome serial killer, but don’t expect to be safe inside the pub! Hold on tight for the most entertaining history lesson you’ll ever have.