Madurodam is a touristic attraction between The Hague and Scheveningen. Madurodam is a miniature city with models of famous buildings and sceneries in Holland, scale 1:25. Visiting Madurodam is a great way for tourists to see many sights of Holland in a couple of hours. The park opened in 1952 and was renovated in 2012.
Madurodam history: Madurodam is named to George Maduro, a student from Curacao who died in an internment camp in World War II. Madurodam was founded by Bep Boon-van der Starp. She met the parents of George who gave her money to start the project that is seen by the family as a monument for their son. The profit of Madurodam goes to charity. In 2012 Madurodam reopened after five months of renovation. The famous models are still there, but now Madurodam also has three areas: WaterRijk, StedenRijk (city), VindingRijk (discovery).
Madurodam sightseeing: Many famous buildings can be seen like the Royal Palace, Euromast and windmills of Kinderdijk. But also ways of transport like trains, Schiphol and the port of Rotterdam. Videos about the history of buildings can be watched and children can unload ships with cranes and control wind turbines. This makes a visit to Madurodam also educational.
Madurodam miniature city
Madurodam admission: The entrance fee for adults is €15,- and for children (3-11 years) €10,50. If you order online then you get 10% discount. There also are combination tickets with Sea Life Scheveningen and the Omniversum. Madurodam opening hours: daily open from 09:00 until 20:00. Ticket offices close at 19:00.
How to get to Madurodam: By car: at the end of the A12 go left and then right following ‘Kijkduin’. After 1,5km on the Koningskade take the exit and follow the signs ‘Madurodam’. Parking on site is possible for cars and costs €8,50 a day. Public transport: take tram 9 to Scheveningen Noorderstrand from Den Haag Centraal or Den Haag Hollands Spoor. After 15-20 minutes you reach stop Madurodam. You can also plan your trip here and read more about using public transport here.
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