Andrea never had been in the Hague before, she only had been in Amsterdam once. So what is better then showing her the whole in Netherlands but then in the small? Madurodam is a small park where you can visit the whole of the Netherlands in just one single day. They also have some very nice attractions that will teach you about the history of the Netherlands and even the beginning of New Amsterdam (New York).

Madurodam is founded by the parents of the family of George Maduro, a Dutch War hero that saved a lot of soldiers during the second world war. As a token of gratitude, this park was built. There is even a impressive show that tells the story of George Maduro. Andrea loved the park very much. All the popular attractions, like dam square, popular buildings and even schiphol is built in it’s mini version. It was simply amazing to feel like giant for one day, exploring the Netherlands in way you normally cannot do.

George John Lionel Maduro (15 July 1916 – 8 February 1945) was a Dutch law student who served as an officer in the 1940 Battle of the Netherlands and distinguished himself in repelling the German attack on The Hague. He was posthumously awarded the medal of Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, the highest and oldest military decoration in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The miniature city of Madurodam is named after him, as well as the Maduroplein area in Scheveningen, in The Hague.

I think that after half a day, you’ve seen enough. However there is a very large shop where you can buy incredible dutch stuff. So make sure you visit the shop at the entrance/exit before you leave!

By Pascal

Pascal is the founder of this website together with Andrea. He loves to travel, write, watch movies and also run. Pascal also now enjoys catching Pokèmon with Pokemon Go whenever he has time.

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