In Madurodam you can visit all Dutch icons in one day. Explore world-famous miniature models, all sorts of fun (water) games and things to-do, and attractions that a small country is so good at. There is plenty to see and lots to do in Madurodam. Look out over the 338 model buildings, such as Little Amsterdam with its canals, or a real Dutch cheese market. You can even weigh yourself in cheese here. You’ve got to experience it!
An amazing experience, 365 days a year
Madurodam is open every day, and since 1952 has been a must-do on anyone's bucket list visiting the Netherlands. The Dutch theme park is a fun day out for young and old alike. In the floral park you will be amazed at every turn: from model trains to boats sailing through the canals or out at sea. Take a look at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum's Gallery of Honour, with the world-famous Rembrandt, visit the Binnenhof in The Hague, or wander around traditional Dutch streets and canals. And all at 1:25 scale. Get the full Holland experience all in one place, including plenty of beautiful photo opportunities.
Park in full bloom
Would you like to see the park in full bloom? From the start of the flower season in Holland, you can see more than 55,000 tulip and other flower bulbs coming up out of the ground in the park. You can also find the biggest tulips in the whole Netherlands here! Take a selfie in a field with 17 XL tulips, each around 2.5 metres tall. You get the most colourful photo imaginable.
Attraction the Waterwolf: reclaiming land from the water
Would you like to know more about the rich history of the Netherlands? Then take a look at the attractions in Madurodam. Visit the attraction Waterwolf and learn how the Dutch have been reclaiming land from the water for over 400 years. Turn the wheels of the world's largest steam engine together with your family or friends, and help pump 800 billion litres of water out of the immense Harlem Lake. The giant pumping station only begins to work once you are all pulling together. Boilers fire up, steam escapes and Madurodam shakes down to its foundations ... can you vanquish the savage Waterwolf?
Visit New Amsterdam
Did you know that New York used to be a Dutch city, called New Amsterdam? And that the word "cookie" in American comes from the Dutch "koekje"? In the attraction Nieuw Amsterdam, you sail on a 17th century ship from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam. This is where you can explore the Dutch roots of this metropolis. You have to defend the city against the English, so fire the cannons in time!
Download the app and get more out of your day
Would you like to get even more out of your day at Madurodam? Download the free Madurodam app and explore the remarkable and unique stories behind the attractions and miniature models. You could also go on one of the interactive park tours. On the 17th century route, you can explore the remnants of a rich past, and learn what Rembrandt van Rijn, the Amsterdam canals and King Willem Alexander's palace all have in common. The Madurodam app is available in Dutch, English and German, and can be downloaded for free from the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Link to App: https://www.madurodam.nl/nl/madurodam-apps
Opening times and directions
Madurodam is open all year round. You can find current opening times here.
The theme park is situated at the heart of The Hague, between the city centre and the beach at Scheveningen. The park is located just next to the A12 and A44. Madurodam has its own parking, with 450 spaces. Trams and buses stop right outside the entrance. The stops The Hague Central Station and the boulevard at Scheveningen beach are just ten minutes away with a number 9 tram. There are several good hotels in the immediate vicinity of the theme park.
Madurodam return by train
If you come by train, you can buy a return ticket yourself at the NS ticket machine, with Madurodam as the end destination. Your train ticket then covers the tram part of the journey to the theme park.
Fundraiser for charity
Between 650,000 and 700,000 people visit the park in The Hague every year. Madurodam donates its income, between 600,000 and 700,000 euros each year, to children's charities. The focus of Madurodam's charity policy is to inspire children to connect with others, whatever their age or background. By doing things for others, we are making the Netherlands a little better, together. Madurodam has donated more than 36 million euros since it was founded in 1952.