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Day Out at Madurodam Minature Village, Holland

Our day out started with a cycle ride to Madurodam, we left the campsite at about 10.30am. The cycle paths are great in Holland. We eventually got to the entrance just before 11.45. However, we were cycling very slow and stopped a number of times for checking the map and also for sorting Big K, after he fell off his bike and nearly hit a tree.

Bike ride in Holland

Madurodam Miniature Village

There are two entrances, the door on the left is for people who need to buy tickets. The one on the right is for online tickets or ticket holders. You can rent wooden pushchair things for 2 euros. However, as it kept raining they were soaking so we decided just to let Little K walk. Once we got inside we started making our way round looking at the different buildings and sections.

Madurodam Miniature Village

Madurodam Miniature Village

The boys really enjoyed the interactive sections throughout the park. There are also interactive sections where you swipe your card (given to you upon entry) and you can listen/read about the buildings in front of you. Little K’s favourite bit was the concert section where you had to make music. He loved dancing to the music. Big K enjoyed the boat on fire where he had to put the fire out (Fireman Sam eat your heart out)

Miniature motorway

Madurodam Miniature Village

Lunch Time

Just before lunch the rain began so we made our way to some picnic benches with umbrellas above them. As the whole place is outside this meant everyone ran for cover so under the umbrellas were jam packed. If you decide not to bring your own food then there are two cafes (however, one was closed the day we were there)

After our picnic lunch we headed off round some more and then decided to go for a drink before cycling back. While we had our drink another downpour began.

Planes at Madurodam Miniature Village

Madurodam Miniature Village

Home Time

We decided to head off in the rain cycling back. It didn’t last too long and we decided to cycle back a slightly different route. This route was much more scenic and more enjoyable, as it passed closer to the coast. Even at our steady pace we really enjoyed it.

In total we cycled roughly 25km. Which Big K did all by himself. We were all really proud of him for cycling so far. He even asked us later after we got back if that made him a proper cyclist now.

Madurodam Miniature Village

Overall

We really enjoyed Madurodam and thought it was a great day out. We didn’t have a pram with us but Little K walked the whole time and there were many changing facilities around the place. You can also read more on our Holland Family Holiday if you are interested.

Our day out at Madurodam Miniature Village in Holland

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4 Comments

  1. It looks like a great day out and I am very impressed at Big K cycling the whole 25km! He did so well! I guess it’s quite safe for kids cycling here with proper cycle areas rather than roads like it is here? The miniature village looks brilliant, we have never visited one, but I know the boys would love it! Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

    1. Thank you for commenting. He did great (we were impressed too!). He was at the front all the time too while i hung off the back pulling Little K haha. The cycle paths are amazing over there, only time it didn’t feel safe was entering the bigger towns. Scotland should really try get some more cycle lanes/paths like Holland. The children cycle to and from school by themselves! Our boys loved the miniature buildings, acting like giants while looking about x

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