The Hague’s Madurodam miniature attraction park, which brings together hundreds of Dutch architectural landmarks, has reopened after a large-scale renovation that lasted six months and cost eight billion euros.
Madurodam, which this year marks its sixtieth anniversary, says one of the aims of the renovation was to meet the wishes of a new generation of visitors. As a result, they now can engage with several Dutch monuments in a hands-on way.
At a model of the Oosterschelde dams in Zeeland, for example, visitors can pump a polder dry or they can load and unload ships in Rotterdam’s harbour. They now also will be able to experience the stories behind the monuments through multi-media information screens.
The miniature objects have been regrouped in three separate thematic areas: “waters as friend and enemy”, “old city centres” and “the Netherlands as a source of inspiration for the world.”
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