Madurodam Review: all the information at a glance!
In this Madurodam review, we give our findings following our visit to this park in The Hague. We enjoyed visiting Madurodam and of course included the park in our blog The Hague with kids, in which we describe all the children’s activities in the city. In addition to our own findings, we also provide some general information about Madurodam so you can get a good idea of what to expect from this miniature world in The Hague.
Table of contents
Madurodam is easily accessible by both car and public transportation. We ourselves visited the park by car and you can park your car in the paid parking lot of Madurodam. This is not super cheap, because you pay a day pass right away, and we have the idea that you can also park the car in the neighborhood for free, but we ourselves just parked it in this parking lot.
By public transportation, you can also get to Madurodam fairly quickly. From The Hague Central Station you can reach the park entrance by streetcar (number 9 towards Scheveningen Noord) or bus (number 22 towards Duindorp) within 10 minutes.
Tickets for Madurodam
You can buy tickets for Madurodam online. The park distinguishes between tickets for a specific day and tickets without a specific day. The tickets for a specific day are a few euros cheaper than those without a specific date. Kids up to 2 years old do not have to pay an entrance fee.
If you’re looking for tickets to Madurodam, it’s best to check for certain promotions first. Generally, there is always a discount promotion for Madurodam, so you can buy tickets for a lot less money, which still saves a lot of money if you are with a number of people. For example, the ANWB has regular discount offers for Madurodam, with discounts sometimes as high as 50%. So take a good look online in advance to see if you can find any kind of discount offers for this park in The Hague.
We had free admission to the park because of our Bankgirolottery VIP card, which we took out once and because we knew we could take multiple outings on this card. Also, see if such a card would benefit you. Had we not had this card, we did find the full admission price a bit on the high side for what you get for it.
Madurodam with kids
Madurodam, of course, is all about the miniature world you can see of the Netherlands here. All kinds of buildings and cities in the Netherlands have been recreated in miniature and that way you can do a tour of the Netherlands, showing kids all the buildings you have in the Netherlands. Some of these structures include an interactive element for kids, where they can turn something on, for example. However, we did notice that not everything worked well in the park, which we did regret.
In addition to this miniature world, you also have two playgrounds where kids can have fun. One of these playgrounds is dedicated to Miffy and is more suitable for slightly younger children and one playground is for slightly older kids. In addition, you have a number of “attractions” in the park that you can visit.
For example, there is an area dedicated to the Dutch national team and where kids can play soccer. There is also a simulator of a plane (this is a real plane, but with a simulator on the inside), where you take a flight over the Netherlands. We found this to be a very fun attraction ourselves.
There is also a section dedicated to the Netherlands and water management. Here, kids can also turn all kinds of knobs. You also have some kind of show where they go back to the 17th century and you go back to when New York was called New Amsterdam. All in all, you can have a great time for a whole morning or afternoon at Madurodam.
Eating and drinking in Madurodam
You can have a great bite to eat and drink at Madurodam, but keep in mind that it is pricey. At restaurant Taste of Holland, you can get luxury sandwiches, snacks, soup, salads and hot and cold drinks. It is possible to have lunch both inside and outside at the restaurant.
You also have the Panorama café which is near the playgrounds and where you can also buy a sandwich or a salad. It is also possible to have a beer or a wine here. By the way, you are also allowed to bring your own food and drink into the park.
Staying overnight in The Hague
We have already visited the city of The Hague during several city trips and we have already slept in several hotels in the city. You certainly have some very nice family-friendly hotels in the city of The Hague. We compared the different hotels in The Hague where we slept and wrote the blog family-friendly hotel The Hague about it.
Madurodam review: conclusion
We definitely found a visit to Madurodam to be a fun morning spend, but that’s also because we were able to enter for “free” with our Bankgiroloterij pass. Otherwise, we would have found it a bit on the pricey side. It’s certainly fun to see all those little buildings, visit the playgrounds and tour the different sections, but it’s not like you can spend a whole day there. For more information on prices, the various attractions and what you can eat and drink, visit the Madurodam The Hague website .