"Amazing miniature world in Madurodam" Madurodam, Miniature City Tip by Londongirl1
Madurodam, Miniature City, The Hague: 52 reviews and 129 photos
We loved madurodam. If you like model railways or miniature objects, this place is paradise. The models are beautifully constructed and very accurate, and the grounds are landscaped with lawns and gardens and hundreds of bonsai trees, many of them 6o years old but only 1/2 metre high! The models are exact replicas of real buildings in Holland. if you are having a trip to the Netherlands it is really worth checking out some of the interesting buildings you might see by going to see them in Madurodam first! Utrecht cathedral, the canals of Amsterdam,many historic houses, the Dutch houses of Parliament, palaces, castles... all accurately reproduced in landscapes. But also windmills, flower markets, industrial buildings, concert hall, all kinds of engineering projects, and some beautiful up to date trains, it has a massive train and transportation system. Many of the models move. You can even get the chocolate factory delivery truck to deliver you a sweet!
Madurodam was named after George Maduro a heroic young man who died in Dachau concentration camp. it is a favourite of the Dutch Royal Family. Right now it is closed, althuogh usually it is open every day. This is because it's being updated to make it more interactive. I'd guess this will make it even better than it is now. My one criicism is that you can't get good food but I think this is often the case in Holland :( lots of stodgy snacks and sweets - with so many children and families I think they should offer more healthy options or good sandwiches and yogurts at least.
Some people have said you only want to spend half an hour here, but I truly think those people must be ones who don't like models. You either like them or you don't but if you do like models and small things, then Madurodam will be a highlight of your stay.
For smaller kids there is a very good woodland playground near the cafe and so you can sit and watch the kids play and also see over the whole of Madurodam.
Address: The Hague, Holland
Directions: At the center east side of Scheveningen Woods
Phone: +31 70 416 2400
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