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Madurodam – Holland in Miniature.

We all know that Holland is a great country and that it has plenty of sights to offer. But, what if you find yourselves in this country for a short period of time and you think that you don’t have the time to visit all the special places which this country has to offer?! Then, one place which you shouldn’t miss out on is Madurodam. Located in Den Haag, this park provides a miniature model of Holland and all its most important sites.

All the landmark sights in this beautiful country including the likes of Peace Palace, Binnenhof, windmills, tulip farms, Schiphol International Aiport, the harbor of Rotterdam, Utrecht Cathedral and even a cheese market  are showcased at Madurodam. There are also well narrated stories which are provided along with the exhibits and there are amazing multimedia interactions.

Cheese market

Cheese market

The Peace Palace / Vredespalais

The Peace Palace / Vredespalais

Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Airport

Apart from the more popular landmarks, one can also get an idea of the Dutch style of life and what it feels like to walk through a typical Dutch street. The models of the buildings are constructed at a scale of 1:25. To give a more realistic approach to the park there are even Bonsai trees that line its gardens.

Interestingly this theme park has evolved over time. This park was opened in 1952, and when it was constructed the aim of the park was to give the story behind a typical Dutch city and how it changed over time, but it was only later on that the landmark Dutch attractions were added on.

Apparently this place is also most active during the Spring season, so now would be a great time to visit this theme park! Feel like Alice in Wonderland and immerse yourselves in a miniature world of wonder.

One comment on “Madurodam – Holland in Miniature.

  1. Maria Smith
    March 16, 2015

    I love Madurodam! Great post!

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