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For the press and (online) influencers

Madurodam inspires the world with the best of the Netherlands. Everyone can discover Dutch heroes and highlights through miniatures, activities and indoor attractions. On this page, you will find some background information about our unique themepark, our image galery and contact details for our press officer.

A brief history

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.

Madurodam in numbers

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.

Looking for photos?

Are you looking for photos or videos of Madurodam? Get in contact with Marianne Aalders. You can find her contact details at the bottom of this page.

Register for press service

If you would like to stay up to date on the latest news and special events at Madurodam, register for our press service via Or view all news items on our Dutch website.

Questions about Madurodam?

If you have any questions please contact our press officer directly. Or send an email to If you want to visit Madurodam please also contact our press officer directly. On our map you will find the most photogenic spots in our park.

marianne aalders
Marianne Aalders
Press officer