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Press information

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.

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.

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