About Madurodam

Discover Holland's Highlight's and Heritage

There is so much to see, discover and do at Madurodam. You become acquainted with the stories of the Netherlands in a surprising way. The models are exact replicas of special buildings and objects, on a scale of 1:25.

There are many interactive activities where, for example, you can step into the role of a lock keeper,dike guard, pilot or machinist. The Madurodammers,the little inhabitants of Madurodam, come to life using video screens and you discover the fascinating stories of the Netherlands.

Three theme areas and a playground

Madurodam consists of three themed areas: City Centre, Water World and Innovation Island.
The City Centre area shows how the Netherlands has grown from our old cities to the country we see today: characteristic, free and eccentric. You can still see the traces of these developments in the buildings,squares and streets, each with their own story.

In Water World, you discover how the Netherlands deals with water as a friend and as a foe. You can experience for yourself the hustle and bustle of the port of Rotterdam, view the workings of a watermill and operate the locks of the Oosterschelde barrier.

On Innovation Island, we demonstrate the international success of our entrepreneurial spirit and innovative strength. Our country excels in architecture, logistics, entertainment, sports and design. Here you see modern expressions with which the Netherlands inspiresthe world.

In addition to these three theme areas,children between the ages of 6 and 12 can have a great
time in our playground, ‘the Waddenzee’.

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Windmills as early water management

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Typical Amsterdam neighbourhood De Jordaan

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International Peace Palace

International Peace Palace

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