Madurodam is the smallest town of the Netherlands. Literally! It's build on a scale 1:25 cm. Madurodam is named after George Maduro, a student from Curacao, he showed much courage during mai 1940 (starting of World War II) to defend The Hague. Later he died in 1945 in Dachau. The idea for a miniature-city started in 1929. For me and my sister it was several years ago that we were in Madurodam, probably when we were kids. Now we took her kids to Madurodam. There is so much to see, an airport, several train stations, canals, churches, residence buildings, flowers and the ship "The Rotterdam". My father worked in the sixties on this ship as an engineer.