A Blog by International Students at Leiden University
As you might have noticed from my previous blogs, nowadays I am trying to visit some of the must-see places of the Netherlands. Lately, I have been seeing ads of the Madurodam. As I am already living in the Hague and Madurodam is very close to the beach, I thought that it might be fun to visit there after spending the day on the beach. For the ones who live in Leiden and consider to combining their visit to Madurodam with a beach day, you can take the tram 9 from Den Haag Centraal to reach both the beach and the park.
As you can see from the image above, Madurodam is basically a small artificial city of miniatures. Not surprisingly the models are the replicas of the special buildings and objects that are situated in the Netherlands. Therefore, if you are a big fan or architecture, Madurodam is definitely your place. In any way, if you don’t have the change to discover the whole Netherlands during your stay, you can compensate this by visiting Madurodam.
Apart from the miniatures in the park, the Madurodam actually offers quite many interactive activities. For instance, in the Waterwolf complex, you can learn how the Dutch created land from an uninhabitable stretch of water by working together with other visitors in order to set the steam engines. Since they use the wind, water, steam, sound and light effects, it is really cool to be a part of this.
If you go to the Madurodam as a group, I would suggest you to also get a 3D picture or figurine of your group. This would be a really nice memory for you! If you are interested in this, do not forget to check the Zo Groot is Oranje complex during your visit.
Have you visitied Madurodam? Did you find any miniatures from Leiden in there? Let us know in the comments below!