Miniature city Madurodam, all of Holland in just one city!
The world-famous miniature city Madurodam, which is located within a stone’s throw of Amsterdam and the bulb fields, is an excellent place to familiarise with all the surprising features the Netherlands has to offer. The Alkmaar cheese market, the Peace Palace of The Hague, the Royal Palace on the Amsterdam Dam Square, the Cathedral Tower of Utrecht, the canal houses of Amsterdam, and parts of the Delta works, everything Holland is famous for can be found replicated to the smallest detail on a scale of 1:25.
Windmills turn, tour boats move down canals, fire-fighters are extinguishing a fire in the harbour, modern trains traverse the city on the world’s largest miniature railway. The shop has an extensive range of typical Dutch products and surprising souvenirs. A visit to nearby Scheveningen Beach and the various museums in the immediate vicinity, can be combined easily with a visit to Madurodam. Madurodam: worth a visit year round!
Pluk in Madurodam
19 May – 5 September 2010
Madurodam presents an exhibition on Pluk van de Petteflet, the main character from one of the most famous books by Annie M.G. Schmidt and Fiep Westendorp. In the exhibition hall, children will be able to learn all about the stories and illustrations from Pluk van de Petteflet and experience the world through Pluk's eyes. For more information, please visit www.madurodam.nl
Madurodam by Light
During different periods throughout the year, Madurodam will be presenting a spectacular show: Madurodam by Light. All technology is concealed in dikes that surround the miniature city, as well as underground. The very well-known story of Hansje Brinker comes to life in the evening. By using a combination of video and laser projection, computer-controlled light, coloured fountains and sound broadcast through headphones, the city is transformed into a grand open-air spectacle.
Theme routes in Madurodam
For people who would like to discover the miniature city in a different way there are two special theme routes. Ask for it at the reception or indicate the route you wish to walk with your booking.
Criss-cross past each and every architectonic tour de force of the Netherlands.
All Dutch hydraulic engineering projects in one walk.