Madurodam miniature village in The Hague offers you the solution if you only have a few days in Amsterdam but still would like to see a bit more from The Netherlands. In this theme park, you’ll find scale models of the structures and building that characterize Holland. Think of windmills, several Dutch Delta waterworks that enable us to live below sea level, the Rotterdam Harbour and much more. You’ll be amazed by the extremely detailed miniature versions of cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
Madurodam offers a nice day out for the whole family; there’s a lot to see and do and lots of interactive elements. In contrary to more conservative museums you are allowed to touch and play with parts of the exhibition, ideal for kids! The museum also has an educative side to it: in a playful manner you will be taught are about the History of Holland, wind energy, water management and other interesting topics. Furthermore, there are shows and attractions that allow you to play with water, mix your own beats or create a miniature version of yourself.
The history of the miniature Holland theme park dates all the way back to the opening 1952. The idea for the park was inspired by the world’s first model village; Bekonscot. Just like this miniature park, Madurodam’s profits were meant to support charity. The profits of Madurodam were mainly used to financially support the Dutch Students Sanatorium, a place where students with tuberculosis we’re given treatment and the possibility study in the meanwhile.
Madurodam opening hours
The opening hours of Madurodam vary a lot throughout the season. Check out the table below to find the current opening hours. Please keep in mind that one hour before closing no more visitors are admitted.
|1 July 2017 – 3 September 2017||09:00 – 20:00|
|4 September 2017 – 31 October 2017||09:00 – 19:00|
|1 November 2017 – 23 December 2017||11:00 – 17:00|
|24 December 2017 – 7 January 2018||11:00 – 20:00|
Madurodam prices and discount tickets
Tickets are available at the entrance of Madurodam. However, if you purchase tickets online you can save yourself money and time!
Entrance prices Madurodam at the counter
|Children 3+ years & adults||€17,50|
|4 person discount ticket||€58,50|
Madurodam online discount tickets
Buying your tickets to Madurodam will save you the hassle of standing in line for the counter, as you get to go straight to the entrance. Thats not all, buying tickets online will also save you money! Check out the offers of our tickets partners below and find the one that suits you best! There’s no need for printing as the tickets can be scanned right off your smartphone or tablet.
Madurodam daytrip The Hague & Delft combiticket
Tours-tickets offers a complete daytrip to Madurodam including a visit to the cities The Hague and Delft. This day trip is an excellent choice for those that want to save the hassle of traveling by public transport and would like to experience some places outside of Amsterdam. The Hague and Delft are both interesting places to visit, you’ll experience the Netherlands outside of the crowded capital. In The Hague you can see the Dutch House of Parliament which is unique as it’s the world’s only parliament outside of the country’s capital. On top of that, it’s also the world’s oldest House of Parliament that is still in use.
Where is Madurodam?
Madurodam is situated in Scheveningen, a town connected to The Hague. From Amsterdam to the Hague will take you approximately 50 minutes by train.
Is it possible to visit Madurodam in a wheelchair?
Yes, the whole park including restaurants and toilets are accessible for wheelchair users. A limited amount of wheelchairs is available at the entrance of the park. If you need a wheelchair, you can make a reservation by phone: +31 70 41 62 400.
What facilities do you have in Madurodam to eat?
In Madurodam you’ll find one big Restaurant called “Taste of Holland”, which offers a variety of complete meals mainly with local ingredients but also sandwiches or a simple hamburger. Furthermore, near the playground, you’ll find the Panorama Cafe where you can have a coffee with a refreshment such as apple pie, ice cream, and luxury sandwiches. Like any other theme park, however, food is quite costly. If you want to save money it’s perfectly fine to bring your own food and have little picknick somewhere.
Can I bring a stroller into Madurodam?
Sure! The park is fully accessible with a stroller.
What scale are the models in the miniature park?
All objects in Madurodam have been built at a scale of 1:25. This is not just for the buildings but also decorations such as miniature trees and residents.
Madurodam The Hague
Public transport from Amsterdam to Madurodam The Hague
Madurodam is situated in Scheveningen a town connected to The Hague (Den Haag in Dutch). Madurodam is a popular attraction and there’s a good connection from Amsterdam. To get to Madurodam you should make your way to one of the train stations in Amsterdam. The following train stations offer a direct connection to The Hague:
- Amsterdam Centraal
- Amsterdam Zuid
- Amsterdam Sloterdijk
We recommend you to find your way to one of the stations listed above. A train ride from one of the stations above to The Hague will take you approximately 50 minutes. In The Hague there are two train stations that have a direct connection to Madurodam, these are; Den Haag Centraal and Den Haag HS. Most of the intercity (fast) connections will head for Den Haag Centraal.
From Den Haag Centraal or Den Haag HS: make your way to the tram stops outside of the train station. Make sure you find the tram stop for tram 9. This tram’s destination is either Madurodam or Scheveningen Noorderstrand. It doesn’t matter which destination you take, both trams stop at Madurodam.
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Madurodam is not too big, but the kids loved it! There were a lot of things to try out and play with. In the end, we really enjoyed the park.
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