The Mouse Mansion

The Mouse Mansion is a creation by Karina Schaapman and was built as a set for her series of children's books. The books tell the adventures of best friends Sam en Julia. Together they discover the many rooms of the Mouse Mansion and meet its inhabitants. The first part of the series was published in 2011 in The Netherlands and became an instant succes internationally. The books have been translated in over 27 languages. Find a copy in your language in our shop!

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The Mouse Mansion - made with love and care by Karina Schaapman.

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Meet Sam & Julia

Sam and Julia live in a wonderful place called the Mouse Mansion. Sam is super shy and very well behaved, while Julia is super curious and very stubborn. The two mice couldn't be more different, but they are the best of friends. Whenever Julia gets bored, she goes looking for Sam, and they have all sorts of adventures together. 

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Discover The Mouse Mansion

The elaborate dollhouse is made of found objects such as bottle tops, matchsticks, pop sticks, cardboard boxes and papier-mache, and contains more than one hundred rooms to explore.

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The Books

The Mouse Mansion was made by Karina Schaapman. It is not a dollhouse, but a decor for a series of children's books. The Mouse Mansion is made of cardboard boxes and papier-mache. For the decoration, mostly waste materials were used. The book series, the first volume of which appeared in 2011, soon became a resounding success at home and abroad. The books have now been translated into more than 27 languages. For every age there is a suitable book of the Mouse Mansion available!

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Visit The Mouse Mansion

Come visit our Mouse Mansion Shop & Studio in the centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the shop we have several Mouse Mansion pieces on display, such as the fun fair, the circus and the theatre. You can take a peak in the studio and learn how the Mouse Mansion is made. Of course we have Mouse Mansion toys and books available (in English, French, German and Spanish) for you to take home. Hope to see you soon!

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Make Your Own

Would you like to make your own Mouse Mansion or dollhouse? Great idea! Lili explains exactly how we do it and what materials you will need. You can find the video's on our YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe, that way you will always be up to date with new video's. Have fun building your own Mouse Mansion!

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About Us

The Mouse Mansion is the creation of Karina Schaapman (Leiden, 1960). In 2008 she decided to make a children's book. Not with illustrations, but with photos of scenes from her Mouse Mansion. In 2015 Karina started a family business with her four children. Together we run the Shop & Studio in the Jordaan in Amsterdam. Our goal: To create a safe and caring world for children and to inspire them to build this world themselves!

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Download the App!

Did you know there is now a Mouse Mansion App? Discover the Mouse Mansion on you tablet or smartphone! Everybody is welcome in The Mouse Mansion. Young or old - there is something to do for everyone. The youngest will enjoy listening to stories and music, while older kids can wander through the many rooms of the Mouse Mansion. In the interactive stories Julia falls down the stairs and has to visit the hospital and Sam learns to recognise the sounds of different instruments and plays the violin. Find the app in your App Store!

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Theater

The Mouse Mansion will be back in theater in 2021 in The Netherlands! More information to be announced as soon as possible.