Madurodam Travel Guide

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Madurodam Things to Do

  • Munt Tower

    This area is the canal quarter, "Rembrandtplein" and "Munt Toren"You can see a typical canal scene with a canal trip running along. A flower market near the Munt TorenAnd bustling cafes in the Rembrantplein

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  • Gouda Town Hall

    The Gothic Town Hall in Gouda was built in 1448 - 1459, additonally you can see a sandstone scaffold which was added after a complete renovation in 1697. You can set the bells in motion which causes the knights above the balcony to move.On the square in front of the Town Hall there is a market including a fish stall and a bag seller.There are still...

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  • Dam Square

    Is Dam Square always so full of people, stages or scafolding you struggle to get good pictures, well come here to be able to get a decent picture of this bustling square.The Royal palace is built on 13,659 piles the first being driven into the ground on 1648. It has been the City Hall of Amsterdam for one and a half centuries until such time as...

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  • St John's Basilica

    This Basilica has taken a long time to get to its present size, construction started in 1380 but it reached the size it is today 200 years later. The ground plan of this gothic church is the same as the Cathedral of Amiens with the exception that St Jon's has five naves.My apologies for not photographing the Basillica but I was fascinated with the...

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  • Flour Mill "De Valk"

    This mill dates from 1743 has seven levels in the tower. It ground corn to flour using wind energy for about 200 years.Since 1966 the mill has been in use as a museum

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  • Examine the sites you know

    It is hard to appreciate the details of something you have never seen or experienced, but as best we can tell from the ones we knew in Amsterdam and den Haag, the models were remarkably precise. So these are most of the pictures we took.

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  • Visit the Models--they are child...

    Plan to spend at least 2 hours wandering through the layout. A marked path and a numbered brochure help. The more of Holland you have visited or illustrated guides you have read, thr greater your experience will be. Even the living shrubbery and dwarf trees are in scale. Only pieces of most sites are reproduced and the vistas are rarely continuous...

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  • Madurodam

    Madurodam is a miniature city located in Scheveningen not far from The Hague. It is a miniature town of Dutch buildings and landmarks and everything is perfectly replicated on a 1:25 scale.

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  • Don't miss the special exhibitions

    Throughout the year, there are spaecial exhibitions in Madurodam. I had the chance to see one about indonesian miniature buildings from the early 20th century. They were used to show the different building types of the tribes and ethnical groups in Indonesia. The houses of Toraja (Sulawesi) remind me of early childhood memories (I spent half a year...

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  • Schiphol - my favourite building

    Due to my background, I like Schiphol the most. Although it could have some more detials, it is nice to see the planes (some of them are even moving, although not flying :) ), the apron vehicles and the miniature workers. Due to space problems, only a part of the airport is shown.

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  • Madurodam - The Netherlands in 1:25

    Madurodam is a miniature city with many dutch buildings and monuments at a scale of 1:25. There are far over 200 buildngs to see and every year more items are added. Entrance is 12,00 EUR for adults, discounts for children, groups and 65+ are avaiblable. The buildings show many details and you have also moving items like ships and cars. A booklet,...

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  • Flour mill

    This is the flour mill in Leiden dating from about 1743,since 1966 the actual mill as been used as a museum.

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  • Schipol Airport

    This is the largest model in the whole park,it has a moving 747 that taxis around the airport,various airlines are represented here.

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  • Peace Palace in The Hague

    This Palace is the seat of the International Court of Justice,built in 1913,this model was one the first in Madurodam and was rebuilt in2004.

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  • Dutch Parliament buildings

    These fantastic looking buildings actually over look a beautiful pond,I`m sure it look fantastic at night with it all lit up.You can see a golden coach in front of the church.

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  • Westerkerk Amsterdam

    The original was designed by Hendrick de Keijser and built between 1620 and 1638,this is where Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus were married in 1966.

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  • Fantastic models

    There were over 170 different models of various parts of Holland,these were the Polder draining mill at leidschendam,the originals date from 1692,the detail on all these models is incredible.

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  • House of Johan de Witt...

    Johan de Witt was living in this house in The Hague...

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  • Binnenhof...

    The historic Binnenhof (The Hague) is a collection of buildings were built around the hunting lodge of the counts of Holland. The oldest parts of this medieval complex, the Ridderzaal (Knight's Hall) and the Rolgebouw (Roll Building) situated at the rear, date from the 13-th century...

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  • Castle Nijenrode...

    The lay the foundations of the castle Nijenrode near Breukelen on the river "Vecht" date from circa 1275. In 1657 it was bought by the Amsterdam merchant Jhr. J. Ortt.In de period of 1907 – 1930, Michiel Onnes led restored the castle. Since 1946 it is the house property of the foundation Nijenrode, Institute for Business Administration. In 1988 the...

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  • Water Mill in Haaksbergen...

    This double waterwheel mill in Haaksbergen exists out a flourmill with two wheels and an oil mill with one wheel. This mill is constructed in 1548 and after a restoration in 1998 back in use...

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  • Word and Image Church...

    Here you can see the charming renovated town church from 1635 in Allingawier. You can find the church on the Aldfaers Erf Museum Route in the triangle Makkum – Bolsward – Workum in Friesland...

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  • House of Warmont...

    This stately residence in Warmond was constructed around 1200. Baron C.P. van Leyden bought it in 1774 and rebuilds it in Louis XVI-style...

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  • Central Station in Groningen...

    This station in Groningen is constructed in 1893. Characteristic are the galleries on both sides of the mail building. Those have three arches, what was unique in the Dutch station architecture...

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  • Flourmill "De Valk"...

    This tower mill in Leiden has seven floors. This windmill was working about 200 years and is since 1966 equipped as museum...

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  • Peace Palace...

    In this palace in The Hague seats the International Courthouse, and was constructed in 1913. It was a gift from the American steel king Carnegie...

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  • Sassenpoort...

    A showpiece of the glories times of the Guilds is the city gate from 1408. The "Meesenkouw" is an extension, from were they pour cooked oil or melted lead onto the enemies. The gate is one of the most beautiful monuments of the old Zwolle...

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Madurodam Restaurants

  • Lovely and cold !!!!

    Friendly staff,good clean facilities,and a great cold beer,surprisingly Sam had a "Chocomel" (chocolate milkshake in a bottle or can...VERY NICE).After discovering this drink he must`ve had a further dozen before we left,Holland not Madurodam..

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  • Dutch fries...

    There are two restaurants in Madurodam Park named; Restaurant Water Land and Restaurant Pavilion. You can find here a lot of snacks as American hotdog and Dutch fries, croquettes, salads, etc…There are also meals in buffet style.Think about that this kind of restaurants are expensive compared the quality. They know very well that you can’t go...

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Madurodam Transportation

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    by jo104 Written Sep 25, 2006

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    From Den Haag central station or Den Haag Hollands Spoor you can catch tram 9 which stops right outside Madurodum
    Alternatively take bus no 22 from Den Haag central station
    4 strips on the strippenkaart

    George Maduroplein 1
    2584 RZ, Den Haag

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    Please note that Madurodum has disabled facilities and their are ramps making the whole village accessible. There is also a restuarant, a coffee shop and the obligatory souvenir shopYou can pack a picnic and enjoy it in the grounds designated picnic spot with a playground for childrenThe park is open fairly late according to the seasonsSept to 14...

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  • General information

    All info regarding the park you can find on the Madurodam website. It also gives info on specail events and exhibitions. Like the worldpress photo exhibition in the summer of 2004. Website has a dutch and an english version. Website : www.madurodam.nl I love the miniatures. And especially all the care that has gone into the details. They even add...

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