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!
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.
More about the Mouse Mansion
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!
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!
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!
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!
My granddaughter is having so much fun with the Mouse Mansion shop furniture. We are all working together to create fruits and veggies plus a miniature bunting. We also purchased the Kitchen and Shop cutouts as well as the big coloring page. She can’t wait to come over and create. We also love the YouTube tutorials. Thanks so much Judy
Such an adorable addition to the book! Love, love, love that they are bringing the adorable book to life for everyone to enjoy at home! My granddaughter and I love Mouse Mansion and all of the creative inspiration it brings!
Last time when I ordered this wonderful Glue I discovered a real Doorway WITH Letterbox and the Trapdoor with a Rope Ladder!! I am now the shero in my family. And I also took the Paper Mache Pulp Mix and the Sticks for a plank floor
Incredibly fast delivery - a beautiful product
A wonderful kit, easy to build and the children love re-arranging their mini-kitchen. Do yourself s favour and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Mouse Mansion.
how can you not love this mini mouse?
Adorable and cute item. Quick delivery.
These little sticks are very useful 👍🏻 for countless art 🖌 ideas 💡, crafts and other non-miniature related situations. I like these very much as they are good value (given how many are in a packet) and are easy to use. You can use them to make delightful wooden floors for your own Mouse Mansion, or come up with your own ideas such as making bed 🛏 frames, tables, shelves and more! Would definitely give these a thumbs up 👍🏻. The service from this shop is excellent as well. My orders always get dispatched without delay and everything is well packaged, without any plastic. 😀
I am building my own little Mouse Mansion that my grandkids play with when they come over and it is such fun! My daughter has commented about how nice the furniture is and I have been acquiring some miniatures to go along! Great project to do with grandchildren!
Love the characters and their adventures. Please write more books in English. Also please make addition plush characters to go along with the stories.
Visiting the MOUSE MANSION in Amsterdam brought so much beauty into my life! I was there for hours and it was not easy to leave - so I was very happy for the chance to take the furnitures with me home for my own Mouse Mansion. I guess I don't have to mension that I bought all of them. They are really amazing, you will love them too. Good idea are also the sheets with for example printed book cover. On Youtupe you will find how to make books and other beautiful things. I whished I could be a little mouse somewhere in the studio of the MOUSE MANSION to get more insight into all the creativity. Thank you for all the beauty and mindfull details your are creating!!
I gave it as a presant to friends that live in Berlin. They loved it!
My 6 yo daughter and I had so much fun building our dolls house furniture. It was easy to build with clear instructions and lots of fun to paint. We have ordered the book as well and my kids spend hours looking at it. Wonderful!
I am very happy and also my granddaughter, doll is uniquely beautiful. She is playing a lot with her. Thank You !
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!
The Mouse Mansion will be back in theater in 2021 in The Netherlands! More information to be announced as soon as possible.