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{June 20, 2017}   Amsterdam…Day 4

Madurodam.  That’s it, Madurodam.

What a place! An entire city built of miniatures! I’m not taller than much, so pretty cool! Dad had been there about 47 years ago, it’s built up a little since then. For EJS, LaLa and I, it was a first. 

It was a train and then a tram trip to get there. A first for EJS, some great experiences and firsts have been had!

It was opened in 1952, each item featured are 1:25 scale replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments.  

The buildings, trees, cars, people, all created with such fabulous detail. When you take pictures from certain angles, toy can’t tell its not “life size” until you see a person or baby stroller go by. 

Madurodam was named after George Maduro, a Jewish law student from Curaçao who fought the Nazi occupation forces as a member of the Dutch resistance and died at Dachau concentration camp in 1945. In 1946, Maduro was posthumously awarded the Medal of Knight Fourth class of the Military Order of William, the highest and oldest military decoration in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for the valor he had demonstrated in the Battle of the Netherlands against German troops.

This was a tribute started by his parents and the entirety of net proceeds from the park go towards various charities in the Netherlands.

Back to Amsterdam, regroup, dinner and rest… tomorrow is another adventure!



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