More than just a miniature park
Princess Beatrix opened Madurodam on 2 July 1952. But from day one it has always been more than just a theme park that shows the best of the Netherlands. It was founded as a living memorial for the war hero George Maduro and as a means of raising money for charities. Since then, Madurodam has donated more than 32 million euros to children’s charities through the ‘Madurodam Kinderfonds’ Children's Fund.
Madurodam Children's Fund
The Madurodam Kinderfonds believes that children are the future. For a bright and good future, every child must feel that they are able to contribute to society. With that, it is essential to treat other people with respect, but to do so one needs self-confidence, self-reliance, courage and empathy. These are all characteristics possessed by George Maduro, the war hero after whom Madurodam was named.
Caring about society is in Madurodam’s DNA. Consequently, it is mainly run on green energy. Part of this is generated on its own premises using solar panels.
Find out more?
At Madurodam.com you find more informatie about all the projects that the Madurodam Children’s Fund supports below.