To see "Holland in a Nutshell," head to the wooded dunes linking the Hague and the coastal resort of Scheveningen. This enchanting display of a miniature, fictitious city sprawls over 170 hectares (70 acres) in the Scheveningse Bosjes (Scheveningen Woods). Typical Dutch townscapes and famous landmarks are replicated on a scale of 1:25 -- you'll feel a bit like Gulliver viewing Lilliput. The wonder of it all is that this is a working miniature world: Trains run, ships move, planes taxi down runways, bells ring, the barrel organ plays, there's a town fair in progress, and 50,000 tiny lamps light up when darkness falls. Children love it -- but surprisingly, 75% of the 750,000 annual visitors are adults.
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