Madurodam

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George Maduroplein 1, The Hague, Netherlands
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Madurodam The Hague Reviews

urtahc urtahc
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Lucky in Madurodam Jul 23, 2013
60 kilometer from the Amsterdam Central is 1 one hour by taxi or tour bus but more so for public utility vehicle as it will take more stops before it would reach the place called Madurodam in the Hague northeast of Netherlands.

The park has been closed for almost a week prior to my visit but since some tours have been receiving bookings from their clients abroad they had given graced periods to have access in the park despite the fact it was not operational. It was a lucky day for us as we were the last batch allowed to get in.

This miniature park is amazing. The structures scaled 1:25 model of the famous Dutch replicas of castles, famous and significant buildings and various notable accomplishments structures and projects. Madurodam was named after George Maduro, a Jewish law student from Curaçao who fought the Nazi occupation forces.

The well designed miniatures are no doubt spent with huge budget because of its precision and materials used.

There are also cafes' and food counters serving for the guests inside the park.

When you stand and walk along the ways in the park, it feels like you are staring at the world smaller than life.

While i stayed for sometimes in the park i realize that no matter how big the structures of this world and no matter how magnanimous are the discovery and exploration of mankind, we still are the human being who have the power who made them!

30 minutes inside the park is enough to wander!
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ClaireV1987 ClaireV1…
37 reviews
A great slice of the Netherlands! Apr 30, 2011
If you have spent much time in the Netherlands or just arrived, this should be on everyones to-do list. It gave me a chance to decide what I wanted to see with the country as I was in the latter category.

The park is fairly pricey but many attractions are in the area so I didn't mind as even the locals highly recommended this to me! This is a great way to spend a few hours although bring your own water as you do a fair bit of walking!
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marya101010 marya101…
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smallest town in the world Mar 24, 2011
This is where you have a bird eye view of Netherlands.Everything is precisely 25 times smaller than in reality.but that does not make it any less real.It is a war memorial.Opened in 1952 to commemorate war hero George Maduro.His parents finances the miniature town. Proncess Beatrix was the first mayor of this town.You don't believe it unless yoy see this town by your own eyes.
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Nory says:
Nice review!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
moshers_moll moshers_…
12 reviews
The Netherlands in miniature Jul 17, 2010
Madurodam is a very impressive miniature/model village located in the city of Den Haag and a short tram ride from the coastal resort of Scheveningen. I’d been keen to visit this highly recommended tourist attraction for some time, I certainly wasn’t disappointed, I shouldn't think you will be either!

Whether this is your first visit to The Netherlands or you are already familiar with the attractions the country has to offer, Madurodam is equally enjoyable for everyone. It was great for me, recognizing the numerous places I had already visited and also being introduced to those I had yet to venture to ‘in real life’.

The park is very well laid out, an intricate number of pathways in a circular formation, with a specified numbered route to follow if you wish, with the aid of a booklet containing information regarding each model. The quality of the architecture is absolutely brilliant, extremely life-like with each model being precisely 25 times smaller than in reality. There is plenty to keep the little ones and big kids alike interested, particularly with the ‘attractions in motion’ including the trains, boats, rollercoasters and even the confectionery factory where a miniature Mars chocolate can be yours for the small price of 10 cents!

At €14.50 per adult and €10.50 for children aged 3 to 10 years it does sound a little pricey but we thoroughly enjoyed it and spent a considerable amount of time there. (Since when have children aged 11 to 18 been classed as adults by the way! Rip-off alert!) There is also the added bonus however of being able to stamp your hand at the exit to ensure re-entrance to the attraction again the same evening. Alas, we did not end up returning to enjoy Madurodam by light, I imagine the laser show would have been rather impressive.

The attraction also includes the obligatory over-priced souvenir shop, two restaurants, superb toilet facilities and disabled access.

All in all, a superb experience. Further information to be obtained from their website at http://www.madurodam.nl/
Madurodam entrance
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Nory says:
Great review!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
vulindlela says:
Congrats!!
Posted on: Jul 29, 2010
Dr_Seuss says:
Congrats on the feature now Stephanie :) Think I'll make a point of going next time I'm in Clogland. Been to something similar outside Paris ( France Minature)
Posted on: Jul 28, 2010
maryanntravel maryannt…
49 reviews
Madurodam Jul 11, 2010
Madurodam is a theme park in The Hague and contains Holland in miniature! All famous and important buildings, churches, city centers and bridges of the Netherlands have been made in miniature, exactly on a scale of 1:25. I have been here many times as a kid, and the park is indeed very family oriented. But to relive memories, I visited the park a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it again!

The entrance fee is 14.50 euros for adults, 10.50 euros for children and parking is just under 7 euros for the whole day. You get a free booklet with all the information about the miniature buildings. All buildings correspond with numbers in the booklet, so you can follow a trail, but this is not obligatory.

The park has a round shape with many paths in it. It also has underground exhibition spaces, which change every few months.

Some of the objects can also move, such as the airplanes at Schiphol, the cars on the highway and the boats in the water.

The park also includes a gift shop and simple restaurant.

I can definitely recommend a visit to Madurodam, whether you are alone or with your family, the park is enjoyable for everyone!
Entrance
Dom tower - Utrecht
Oudegracht - Utrecht
Carré - Amsterdam
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Nory says:
Interesting review!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
KMRaue KMRaue
3 reviews
The Netherlands - Mini style! May 19, 2010
Nice place to visit especially if you have young children. Kept everyone busy, and we got to see a lot of architecture in one place.
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KeikoCreative KeikoCre…
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Miniature wonderland Sep 21, 2009
Madurodam is a miniature city located in Scheveningen, The Hague, in the Netherlands. It is a model of a Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed of typical Dutch buildings and landmarks, as are found at various locations in the country.

Since my friend from UK was over for a visit, my husband and I brought her and her daughter to this lovely Holland miniature wonderland.

Madurodam was built in 1952 and attracts tens of millions of visitors since then. The miniature city was named after George Maduro, a law student from Curaçao who fought the Nazi occupation forces as a member of the Dutch resistance and died at Dachau concentration camp in 1945. In 1946 Maduro was posthumously granted the honor of Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, the highest and oldest honor in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, because he had distinguished himself in the Battle of the Netherlands against German troops. His parents donated the money to start the Madurodam project.

On July 2, 1952, teenaged princess Beatrix was appointed mayor of Madurodam, after which she was given a tour of her town. When Beatrix became queen of the Netherlands, she relinquished this function. Today, the mayor of Madurodam is elected by a youth municipal council consisting of 25 pupils from schools in the region.
Entrance of Madurodam
George Madurodam
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KeikoCreative says:
Yes Madurodam is very interesting, what caught my attention is to duplicate the architecture work is really all hardwork! They did it great!
Posted on: Oct 01, 2009
vulindlela says:
We enjoyed our visit to Madurodam.
Posted on: Oct 01, 2009
Airwalker Airwalker
16 reviews
A mini country in a mini country! May 04, 2008
The greatest introduction you could have to Holland is one you can walk in less then an hour! No Joke! Its called Madurodam! A collection of all of the great attractions of Holland interlaced with trains, planes, boats and automobiles. This city is fully powered by solar and wind so paying a higher entrance wasn't a big deal in my eyes. Walk the whole thing as leisurely as you wish and interact with the villages. Many different children's events happen there during the year and the park changes weekly. The cafeteria was a tad overpriced and the menu was considerably small, but facilities where clean and family orientated.
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Nory says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
gimpel gimpel
62 reviews
holland in a nut shelf Oct 24, 2008
If you are in the netherlands for a very short time, and you want to see all the important sides holland has to offer,than go to madurodam in den haag.Follow the arrows on the ground and you will get an idea how holland looks like in about three or four hours ( depent how long you are watching and reading the guide).

But the best way to see holland is to take the time and travel through and see the real intrest points of the netherlands.

After you finished the madurodam, the beach is nearby.Here you will find lots of activities, surfing,sailing and ....lots of people.
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pms70 pms70
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Fun tourist attraction for young and old Jul 18, 2007
Madurodam is a fun park with miniatures of all sorts of Dutch scenes including famous buildings, canals, boats, planes, etc. It is interactive, there are areas where you can insert some money and something will happen. There are also things that move around the park like boats and trains, cars and planes. There are information guides and maps available in all sorts of languages to explain more about what you are seeing. There are also different events like an ice sculpture exhibition when I went there in 2000, and currently a Sesamestreet exhibition. You can also see the park by candlelight. For kids there is the Madurodam Passport with questions about things to see along the way. There is also a puppet show at set times and a clown who walks around the park. Of course there is also a souvenir shop and a restaurant.

The park is wheelchair accessible with wheelchairs available for free and buggy's can be rented for €1,-. Parking fee on the parks parking area costs €6,50. Free oparking is available nearby but at your own risk.

I would definitely recommend this park especially to people who don't have time to see the actual thing while in The Netherlands.

The entrance price (2008) is €13,75 for adults and €9,75 for children which is quite reasonable for Dutch standards.
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Nory says:
Nice one!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
Devika1985 Devika19…
49 reviews
Sep 15, 2007
Madurodam is a big tourist attraction. It's a park in The Hague where you will find the highlights of the Netherlands built in miniature versions on a scale of 1:25. So if you can't stay long but still want to get an impression of the country I can recommend Madurodam, but ofcourse it's way better to see everything in life-size. Madurodam is a miniature city wich has it's own government made up out of students from school in and around The Hague. In the park you will see things like the Deltaworks, the monument on the dam, the famous cheesemarkets, the canals in Amsterdam, the red light district, the harbour of Rotterdam. The park is quite big so every famous building/sight/attraction in our country is displayed here. It's very well made with nice details. Like ships at the harbour that are actually sailing, windmills that are working, trains that really run over the little tracks. It's a funny park and a must-see thing when you're visiting the Netherlands.
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Nory says:
Nice review!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
dolfijn dolfijn
53 reviews
Sep 15, 2007
Miniature city Madurodam shows the most important buildings/ touristic things of Holland in small!

History of Madurodam;

Madurodam was opened officially on 2 July 1952. This amusement park has a very interesting history. It was established for two reasons: as a war monument and as a charity foundation. The joint initiators were Mrs B. Boon-van der Starp and Mr. and Mrs. J.M.L. Maduro.

Madurodam is opened all year round. Miniature city Madurodam shows the most important buildings/ touristic things of Holland in small.For example; the canal houses of Amsterdam, the Alkmaar cheese market and parts of the Delta Works, all replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. All is set in beautiful gardens. Windmills turn, ships sail trough the harbour and trains are traversing the city on the world's largest miniature railway.

Great amusement park when you have short time in the Netherlands and still want to get an impression of the Netherlands!
Entrance building by night
Madurodam by night
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Nory says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2011
kamja says:
Oh, I've heard abouth this place and my mother visited it. I would like to go there someday.
Posted on: Sep 15, 2007

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