Madurodam, The Hague
Madurodam; it is a small city, very nice to see.
It is named after George Maduro, born in 1916 in Curacao and studied in Leiden. He was a reserve-luitenant in W.O.II and died in 1945. His parents want to set up a statue. In coorperation with mrs. Boon-van der Stap, who was looking for funds for the Dutch Students Sanatorium, the mini city Madurodam was created. Madurodam supports good purposes for the youth.
George Madurodamplein in the Hague; open from 18/3 from 09.00 - 18.00 h. #10,-- entree and parking #5,--
tel.nr. 070 - 416 24 00
Fondest memory: the beach
Favorite thing: visit MADURODAM: With a large collection of objects made at a 1:25 scale, the world-famous miniature city Madurodam reflects the character of a real Dutch city and its vicinity. It displays the most impressive examples of Dutch architecture dating from many time periods, a heritage of which our country can truly be proud.
MADURODAM shows also the middle-age architectures of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Delft, Deventer.
Fondest memory: MADURODAM: On this picture you can see how all the details are on scale: houses, cars, canals and even the trees. This is a model town-part of Amsterdam, at the right you can see 'de Magere Brug', the famous old bridge. If you made a tour in Amsterdam by boat through the canals, you will recognize it.
Madurodam is a nice tourist attraction for both adults and children. They have some fine work done overthere. Every detail has been copied, every wheel turns, ... The trees in front of the buildings are evenly sized with the buildings. Beautiful!
This is an old picture of my son and myself standing next to the Grote Kerk 'Lange Jan' in Middelburg.
MADURODAM: This picture is (a miniature) of the famous place in Amsterdam-center: de Dam.
Fondest memory: MADURODAM: all details on scale, it looks real.
Fondest memory: In Madurodam you feel like you are Guiliver.