Travel Netherlands: Madurodam Miniature City

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Learn more about Netherlands encapsulated on a rated tourist attraction, the Madurodam Miniature City.

Travel Netherlands: Madurodam Miniature City

Madurodam, a Miniature City is officially opened on July 2, 1952 at the Scheveningen, The Hague in the Netherlands. Since then it has been a favorite attraction in the country of millions of local and international visitors. It was named after George Maduro, who died in a military 1945 battle against the German troops. His parents donated funds for the project of this amusement in honor of him.

It is the model village of the Dutch town of Netherlands. Experience Dutch scenery with its canal houses in Amsterdam, windmills, Alkmaar cheese market, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, typical Dutch buildings and landmarks replicated in a 1:25 scale miniature way.

It is the counterpart of Godshill Model Village Miniature Garden located at Isle of Wight, England.

Madurodam manufactured their own models,trains, railways, and other decorations. Each models are carefully done base on Architectural drawings and actual places or landmarks are previously photographed in detail to come up with a replica. The city is continuously developing and adding more attractions for the visitors.

A portion of the annual revenue is being donated with charitable causes with its Madurodam Support Fund Society which supports non-profit organizations either on Netherlands or abroad that focuses activities benefitting young people.

Madurodam is open year round except for scheduled holiday, with opening time between 9:00 - 20:00. Aside from the miniature experience, special activities or exhibitions are being organized regularly tailored for family fun and excitement. After getting around Madurodam, visit the shop for various souvenirs.

Address and Contact Info :
George Maduroplein 1
2584 RZ The Hague
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)70 416 24 00
F +31 (0)70 351 21 85
info@madurodam.nl

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author avatar amberdextrous
7th Oct 2011 (#)

Thank You for taking me with You on a trip through this interesting-sounding tourist attraction, simplyoj!

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author avatar Sam Bralley
7th Oct 2011 (#)

A delightful read. Would love to see this...

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