Explore the Fairytale World of Efteling

Explore the Fairytale World of Efteling

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Efteling theme park

Tucked away in an enchanted corner of the Netherlands, you’ll find the spellbinding world of Efteling. Located in Kaatsheuvel, this magical adventure land is just over an hour away from Amsterdam and promises a fun and memorable experience for all the family.

Spellbinding seasonal attractions

Efteling theme park attractions
The Fairy Tale Tree, Efteling.

Efteling allows kids and grown-ups alike to explore a world of magic and enchantment and is open 365 days a year, with attractions to suit every season. This spring, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of nature as it wakes up from its winter sleep. You will be surrounded by blossoming tulips and see ducks waddling around with their ducklings in the beautiful spring sunshine. There’s also a peaceful train trip that enables you to look around the stunning Dutch landscape, and pretty terraces to sit on and bask in the springtime sun.

But the fun doesn’t stop after the spring months. If you’re planning a trip to Efteling later in the year, you can look forward to extended opening hours and refreshing water attractions in the summer, the spectacular Aquanura water show in autumn or crackling bonfires in the winter.

Endless fun for all the family

Efteling theme park rides
Carousel, Efteling.

There really is something for everyone at Efteling. Your little adventurers can walk amongst their favourite storybook characters in the Fairytale Forest, go exploring in the exciting children’s labyrinth or enjoy playtime in the fascinating Kleuterhof Playground.

This wondrous amusement park is perfect for families, with steam train rides, scenic boat trips and rides that take you through a fairytale dream land. Kids and adults alike will love wandering through this truly unique amusement park and exploring everything it has to offer.
For thrill-seekers, Efteling is a place of pure excitement! Daredevils can be plunged 37.5m in a hair-raising free-fall into the Baron 1898 mine and experience the Vogel Rok indoor rollercoaster, a high-speed adventure in the dark. From the spectacular Vliegende Hollander watercoaster to the thrilling Joris en de Draak wooden rollercoaster, there’s plenty for the adrenaline junkie of the family to throw themselves into!

Treats for the tastebuds

Efteling theme park where to eat
Pancakes at Polles Keuken, Efteling.

All that excitement is bound to get you feeling peckish, and Efteling has much more to offer than just rides! With more than 12 restaurants around the park, there’s a plethora of delicious foods to tickle your tastebuds. Whether you’re after traditional Dutch pancakes, a hamburger and fries or simply a coffee and a sit down, you’ll find it all at Efteling.

Amazing park shows

Raveleijn Park Show, Draconicon
Raveleijn Park Show, Draconicon

Once you’ve experienced the fun-filled, magical amusements at Efteling, you can also enjoy entertaining park shows, including medieval re-enactments, hilarious live puppet shows with Jokie and Jet and an amazing show of water, light and fire after dark! Many of the shows are in Dutch, but headsets with translations are available, so you won’t miss out on any of the action!

Extend your stay

There’s so much to do at Efteling that you’ll want to stay for longer than a day! The park also offers overnight accommodation in the Efteling hotel (complete with fairy tale themed rooms and suites!), self-catered holiday homes or comfortable holiday apartments, so the whole family can enjoy an enchanting overnight stay at this spellbinding wonderland.

Or why not stay in Loonsche Land, Efteling’s Holiday village. Hidden among the greenery you will find a hotel and cosy holiday houses that guarantee a special natural experience because of their unique location…above and below the ground.

If you can’t wait to explore the magical world of Efteling, book your tickets now. We also offer tickets with a travel option included, so all that’s left for you to do is look forward to this extraordinary family experience!