The Traveler's Journal  
Press Releases - The Traveler's Journal

Informative Press Releases for Travel

Press Release information you can use!


The following information is provided by the travel supplier or its public relations representative. The Traveler's Journal can accept no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any material in this section.

Madurodam Miniature City in the Spotlight


The Hague, April 28, 2008     

Madurodam Miniature City in the Spotlight with special guest Hans Brinker and a new street: Sesame Street

Madurodam is a miniature city located in The Hague, built as a model of a
Dutch town on a 1:25 scale, composed of typical Dutch landmarks and
buildings as are found throughout Holland, such as the Royal Palace,
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Rotterdam harbor and Kinderdijk Windmills. 

Several evenings after sunset, the smallest city of Holland will be presenting
a spectacular 20-minute show to put Madurodam in the spotlight: Madurodam
by Light. Lights and technology are concealed in dikes surrounding the
miniature city as well as underground, and the well-known story of Hans
Brinker comes to life in the evening. Madurodam is transformed into a grand
open-air spectacle by using a combination of video and laser projection,
lights, sound and colorful fountains. Visitors will be submerged in the
fascinating Dutch folktale that tells the story of Hans Brinker and the fight
against water.

In 2008, Madurodam will also have a new street: Sesame Street. Through
October 26, 2008, the smallest city in Holland, will be organizing the 'Sesame
Street in Madurodam' exhibition in cooperation with non-profit educational
organization Sesame Workshop. At the exhibition hall children can meet the
characters of the TV series and personally experience the Sesame Street
they know from television. They can draw and tinker with Bert and Ernie,
enjoy themselves at the Broccoli Forest, count with Count von Count, listen
to stories and Sesame Street tunes and last but not least, have their picture
taken with walkarounds Bert, Ernie or Elmo.

Madurodam, one of Holland's major tourist attractions was built in 1952 and
has been visited by tens of millions of visitors. The miniature city was named
after George Maduro, a member of the Dutch resistance who fought the Nazi
occupation forces and died at Dachau Concentration Camp in 1945. His
parents donated money in order to found Madurodam in memory of their son.
Queen Beatrix, at that time princess Beatrix, was appointed mayor of
Madurodam in 1952; today the mayor of Madurodam is elected by a youth
municipal council consisting of 25 students from local schools.

For opening times, contact the Madurodam website
Entrance fee is Adults: EUR 13.75, children 3 to 11 years: EUR 9.75
For information on Holland:

[Back to Press Releases Main]