Madurodam has been a unique (inter)national icon since 1952.
Mrs. Bep Boon-van der Starp is the founder of Madurodam. She was a member of the board of the Dutch Students’ Sanatorium, a place where students with tuberculosis could recover and study at the same time. She was looking for ways to collect money for the sanatorium and came up with the miniature city. In the years following the Second World War, this was a matter of national importance: The Netherlands was being rebuilt and Madurodam was building with it. Madurodam became a symbol of hope and a source of inspiration for the resiliency of the Netherlands. A country that was building – in large as well as small – new cities, railroads, highways and even a very modern airport.
Ever since the beginning Madurodam has been the number one attraction in The Hague. Did you know that our park contains 338 miniatures, 21 interactive and 4 indoor attractions? We also have 65.000 “Madurodammertjes”, our inhabitants, living in the themepark and the largest outdoor model-railway in Europa.
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