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Madurodam Miniature Museum
Over a hundred famous Holland landmarks and famous tourist attractions are fastidiously presented in miniature on a 1 to 25 scale in an outdoor setting near The Hague city.
What you see
There are bridges, canals, castles, churches, houses, palaces, ships, trains and human figures, to mention but a few miniature models. What's more, many of them are engrossingly animated, as are the railroad, jumbo jets, and amusement park.
Madurodam Miniature Museum tickets are relatively high, but not if you enjoy the experience, as most (but not all) visitors do.
Remember, the organization must charge the price they do to fund not only salaries, but also the expensive construction and upkeep on the detailed structures and equipment exposed to the elements 24/7 for 365 days a year.
Who will enjoy the visit the most? Certainly kids and model-construction enthusiasts. It also helps if you are familiar with the Dutch structures you see.
History in brief
Madurodam Miniature Museum was built in 1952 in memory of George Maduro, a Second World War resistance fighter who died a POW in the Nazi's Dachau concentration camp.
When to come
It's open year-round. Being outdoors, mid-spring to mid-fall days are best (try to come early or late in the day when the site is not teeming with tour-bus crowds).
Location in Holland