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Our mayor and council

Madurodam’s mayor and council are made up of pupils from secondary schools in The Hague and surrounding area. The Mayor of Madurodam is the youngest and only elected mayor in the Netherlands.

Making decisions

The council contributes to decisions on the charities that Madurodam supports, for example. All members of the council visit applicants and then deliver a report. They then contribute to choosing which charities are supported. The mayor and council are also present at official events in Madurodam and make a working visit to the Mayor of The Hague. Part of their year on the council is a study trip to Dachau. Ties Brink of Gymnasium Novum is mayor of Madurodam for 2018-2019.

Princess Beatrix

After it was founded, Princess Beatrix was mayor of Madurodam for 28 years. Following her coronation in 1980, she became a patron of Madurodam.

Let's introduce: the 67th council. From left to right: Elias, Meryem, Lucas (deputy), Arina, Wies, Ties (mayor), Joachim, Eleanne, Sarah en Daan

Council of Madurodam 2018-2019

  •  Ties (16), mayor, Gymnasium Novum Voorburg
  • Joachim (16) , Dalton Den Haag
  • Lukas (16), deputy-mayor, Segbroek College
  • Meryem (16), Gymnasium Haganum
  • Arina (16), International School of the Hague
  • Sarah (15), Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar
  • Wies (15), Gymnasium Sorghvliet
  • Elias (15), Maris College
  • Daan (16), VCL
  • Eleanne (16), Maerlant-Lyceum Den Haag