Opened in 1952, Madurodam is a miniature park in the Scheveningen district of The Hague in the Netherlands. It is home to multitude of 1:25 scale models of Netherland’s major attractions. The park was named after George John Lionel Maduro, a law student from Curacao, an officer who served in the 1940 Battle of Netherlands and distinguished himself in repelling the German attack on The Hague.


To commemorate his life and serve as his legacy, George’s parents donated the initial capital to start the Madurodam after World War II. In 1993, a scale model of his birthplace in Curacao was built in the park.


Since its renovation and reopening for its 60th year anniversary in 2012, the park now has three themes:

  1. Water, as a friend and enemy.
  2. Historical Cities
  3. The Netherlands, an inspiration to the world.