Little Holland is something worth to be seen in Den Haag. If you don't have a chance to visit all those places in person, Madurodam is an good alternative. There you can see Rijksmuseum, Aalkmar cheese market, Rotterdam bridge etc.
Madurodam was created back in the 50's as a memorial for a POW of WWII combined as a means of collecting money for a student sanitarium. The sanitarium was closed in the 60's but still the earnings go to charities. It has miniatures of very dutch places but also includes an airport, a railway and even a highway.. You can see such buildings as the Cathedral of Den Bosch, various windmills, Gouda's cheese market and much more.. but also Amsterdam's redlight district isn't forgotten. And even in this miniature city you can get a wheel clamp !
Opening hours 2003
01 Sept 2002 -20 March 2003 from 09.00 till 18.00 hrs.
21 March 2003 - 30 June 2003 from 09.00 till 20.00 hrs.
01 July 2003 - 31 August 2003 from 09.00 till 22.00 hrs.
01 Sept. 2003 -31 December 2003 from 09.00 till 18.00 hrs.
Adults 11 euro
kids 4-11 8 euro
6-+ 10 euro
And if you're a kid you get a madurodam passport!
So save up on small change to make some of the miniatures move and preferably bring a kid aged around 5-6. But even without the kid, it is much fun
The ticket counter closes one hour earlier.
The Dutch queen is mayor of this city.
Madurodam is open all year round. Young as well as old people will enjoy it in any season. Throughout the year there are various theme weeks and at nightfall the miniature city is romantically lit with more than 50,000 tiny lights.
But Madurodam has more to offer: Sand World, the only indoor sand sculpture show in the world relates the history of the struggle of the Dutch against the water in spectacular panoramas.
Two restaurants, a gift shop, a playground and a picnic area complete a fabulous day out, whether you come on your own or as part of a group ! Furthermore, the two multi-functional conference rooms are unique venues for parties and other meetings.
Madurodam is quite easy, by car, coach or public transport.
The facilities and practical tips complete your day out.
Opening hours 2003
01 Sept 2002 -20 March 2003: 09.00 - 18.00 hrs.
21 March 2003 - 30 June 2003: 09.00 - 20.00 hrs.
01 July 2003 - 31 August 2003: 09.00 - 22.00 hrs.
01 Sept. 2003 -31 December 2003: 09.00 - 18.00 hrs.
Adults € 11,00
Children 4 - 11 years € 8,00
Seniors 60+ € 10,00
George Maduroplein 1
2584 RZ The Hague (Den Haag)
Tel. 070 355 39 00
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Madurodam, the smallest town of The Netherlands, open throughout the year.....with canals, atmospheric houses and buildings and typical Dutch scenery....
Trains ride through the "town", bridges work, churchbells ring.....in short everythings works like in a real city/town.......A REAL MUST for young and not so young!!!!
Madurodam is a miniature Dutch city which consists of rebuilds of all the famous buildings of the whole country, typical houses, trains, an airport, ... It´s really neat. See my travelogue for some more pics.
Behind two Dutch dykes lies the world-famous miniature city Madurodam, a perfect place to get to know all the fascinating aspects of the Netherlands. Here you will find all those famous Dutch feats rebuilt down to the tiniest detail on a scale of 1:25. Windmills are turning, round trip boats are sailing the canals, a fire is extinguished in the harbour, modern trains are running to and from the stations. There is also a great deal to do in winter. But Madurodam is more. At dusk, the town is lit like a fairy-tale by more than 50,000 lights. The two restaurants, the playground, shop and lighthouse picnic area complete the park.
To have a global impression of The Netherlands it is possible to go to Madurodam.
Madurodam is the smallest city of The Netherlands. In Madurodam you can see all the highlights of The Netherlands, but ... only in small size.
Some things you can see are the cheesemarket of Alkmaar, the Euromast of Rotterdam a lot of parts of Amsterdam and of The Hague you can see the house of parliament.
u go to see Madurodam.Its very unique.The miniature of the most known places of netherland.The details are incredible,go check it. I heard that there is one like this in belgium but with the miniatures of the europes most known places. But im not sure.
Attractions and museums galore
The Hague offers a wide range of things to do for the whole family. One of the most popular is a visit to Miniature City Madurodam. Another one is leaning back comfortably in the gigantic dome-shaped theater Omniversum to enjoy a film. The Museon is the most attractive non-specialist museum in Holland. If you would like to experience the daily routine of national politics, a visit to the Parliament Buildings will be right up your sleeve. Quite a different kettle of fish are the splashing good fun attractions in Duinrell, which include the tropical Tiki Pool. The fascinating under water world of National Sea Life Scheveningen is well worth a visit. Taking a risk in Holland Casino Scheveningen or betting on a horse at Duindigt Race Course is always exciting.
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Miniature City Madurodam.
All of Holland in just one town!
Behind two typically Dutch dykes lies the world-famous miniature city Madurodam, a perfect place to get to know all the fascinating aspects of the Netherlands. Here you will find all those famous Dutch feats rebuilt down to the tiniest detail on a scale of 1:25. Windmills are turning, round trip boats are sailing the canals, a fire is extinguished in the harbour, modern trains are running to and from the stations. There is also a great deal to do in winter. But Madurodam is more. At dusk, the town is lit like a fairy-tale by more than 50,000 lights. The two restaurants, the playground, shop and lighthouse picnic area complete the park.
See Netherlands in a day! The miniature city of Madurodam was made at a 1:25 scale. It has in fact a bit of all the cities in the Dutch realm, including all their special characteristics and features. It provides a very impressive examples of Dutch architectural styles dating from many time periods, so that after a visit one can practically say he has seen something of every city in The Netherlands!
Note that I'm not sure about the name of this, hmmm, museum. It is a world of miniatures where you can see famous buildings in Netherlands that are smaller than human size.
Miniature City Madurodam
Get a good impression of what the Netherlands have to offer in just one afternoon!
In the miniature city Madurodam, that lies between
two typically Dutch dykes, you will some famous Dutch sites rebuilt down to the tiniest detail on a scale of 1:25.
The city comes alive when windmills start turning, round trip boats are sailing the canals, a fire is extinguished in the harbour and modern are trains riding around.
At dusk, the town is lit by more than 50,000 lights.
The fastest way to see Holland with everything it has: canals, bridges, boats, wood houses, mills, airport, railway and wonderful (miniatural) plants and trees
If you like to know more about the legend of Hans Brinker, the brave Dutch boy who supposedly put his finger in the dyke to prevent a flood, read it up at the website listed below.
Want to feel what Gilligan feels like when he woke up in Lilliput? Then a visit to Madurodam will amaze not only kids but adults too.