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Our mayor and council

As the tiniest Dutch town, even Madurodam has its own council of mayor and aldermen. The council consists of ten high school students from The Hague and surroundings. The town council plays an important role in carrying out the social vision of Madurodam.

Advisory role

Foremost, our council has an advisory role at the Madurodam Children's Fund, the foundation that yearly donates between 600,000 and 700,00 euros to good causes for children. During their year of administration, the council members also undertake a personal challenge, an activity that contributes to a better society. For by being there for people in your neighbourhood, even on such a small scale, you still have a great significance for the society. They also represent Madurodam during official occasions, such as the National Children's Remembrance on 4 May, and the Madurodam Marathon.

Princess Beatrix as first mayor

Princess Beatrix was the first mayor of Madurodam. From 1952, she held the function for 28 years. When she was crowned queen in 1980, she became a patroness of Madurodam. Since then, Madurodam chooses a new mayor every year.

  • College van burgemeester en wethouders 2019-2020
  • Beatrix beschermvrouwe Madurodam
  • College van burgemeester en wethouders 2019-2020
  • Beatrix beschermvrouwe Madurodam
Let's introduce: the 68th council. From left to right: Elzi, Juliette, Lukas, Saar, Renske, mayor Büsra, Sophie, Jens, Katerina

Council of Madurodam 2019-2020

  • Büsra, mayor, Gymnasium Haganum
  • Donna, deputy-mayor, Dalton Den Haag
  • Elzi, Gymnasium Novum - Voorburg
  • Juliette, VCL
  • Lukas, Rijnlands Lyceum - Wassenaar
  • Saar, Gymnasium Sorghvliet
  • Renske, Maerlant Lyceum
  • Sophie, Haags Montessori Lyceum
  • Jens, Segbroek College
  • Katerina, The International School of The Hague

Prinses Beatrix eerste burgemeester

Prinses Beatrix was de allereerste burgemeester van Madurodam. Zij bekleedde deze functie 28 jaar lang, vanaf 1952. Toen zij in 1980 werd gekroond tot koningin, is zij beschermvrouwe van Madurodam geworden. Sinds dat jaar kiezen de medewerkers van Madurodam ieder jaar een nieuwe burgemeester.

Jaarverslag college van B&W 2018/2019.