Madurodam, the miniature theme park in The Hague, Netherlands, ended 2012 with the highest number of visitors since 2001.

Since the park's re-opening in April 2012 it had a total of 739,694 visitors. Compared to 2011, this represents a 36 per cent growth in visitor numbers.
Managing director, Joris van Dijk, said: "The nine months that Madurodam has been open this year have exceeded our wildest expectations.

"We are extremely pleased that visitors have again found their way to Madurodam, and are especially glad that the park is appreciated. In our satisfaction surveys the park received a score of eight out of 10 from visitors."