Poppenhuis & Miniaturenbeurs
Dollshouse & Miniatures Event
Puppenhaus & Miniaturen-Messe
October 20. & 21. 2018
"It's going to happen! "Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018. The famous event venue ‘Brabanthallen’ located in the centre of the Netherlands will be transformed into a vibrant event for dollshouses and dolls house miniatures.
In 2018, this well-known international fair for dolls and teddy bears will have run for 28 years, including for the second year a major expansion of 4,000 m2 of floor area. exclusively for a big international fair of dolls houses and miniatures! TWO HALLS!
On a separate floor area of another 4,000 m2, the usual Dolls- and Teddy Bear Fair will take place.
On this combined floor area of about 8,000 m2 inclusing a large restaurant plaza we will, together with approximately 350 participating traders and artisans, transform this event into an unprecedented haven for collectors and hobbyists. For our visitors this will mean an inspiring stroll of about 1500 meters along sales booths packed with an array of articles that will stir their imagination!
Dolls houses are older than one would think; already in 1558 the famous art collector Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria had a large dolls house (called ‘Dockenhaus’) built for his daughter. The house had several floors, many rooms, a bathroom and a courtyard and was decorated with silver and tapestries. In it lived a varied group dolls. Later on, this dolls house was placed in a museum, where it was destroyed by a fire in 1674.
Since then and throughout the ages it has become evident that creating dolls houses and miniatures is timeless, and obviously more popular today than ever before. Public interest and admiration for these particular creations is undiminished! The exhibition space will be filled with attractive stands where many different products are sold for the creative hobbyists who want to build a dolls house. For the collectors, participants from Europe and beyond will present their impressive assortment of antique dolls houses, hand-made dolls houses and associated miniature items.
The venue is easily accessible from Europe, moreover Eindhoven Airport is only 20 minutes by car, and the train station of ‘s-Hertogenbosch within 10-15 minutes walking distance, we do have an extra service: from the central train station 's-Hertogenbosch every 15 minutes there is a Shuttle into service a return ticket costs just € 2, - payable to the bus driver.
For fans of dolls houses and miniatures in the Netherlands and Belgium tour buses are provided with several bus stops.
Two fairs for the price of one! Visitors receive a very attractive discount on admission: through subscribing to our free email newsletter you will receive a discount of 40% on the regular entrance fee of € 10, - . In the months before the fair, the coupon will be sent as an attachment to our newsletter. Subscribe through the website simply by entering your email address at: Free Newsletter
Address for exhibitors and visitors:
5222 AK 's-Hertogenbosch
For hotel accommodations, directions, bus trips, participants information and visitor information please see our menu on the left side of this page.
Opening hours for visitors
The opening hours are Saturday 20. October from 10.00 AM - 17.00 PM
Sunday 21. October from 11.00 AM - 16.00 PM
Upon entering the car park, the barriers will open automatically.
You can buy an exit ticket in the main entrance of the exhibition complex.
The parking rate per day is € 8,-.
The list with exhibitors including a floorplan will be published on this website before the show opens its doors.
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