Efteling, Kaatsheuvel

Once a quaint nature park, Efteling has grown to become a large, fantasy theme park. When it opened in 1952 with a playground and fairytale forest, no one could have predicted that it would evolve to be twice the size of the original Disneyland. While the park remains true to its origins by incorporating elements of fairy tales and folklore into its attractions and entertainment, it now has a total of 36 rides, including four water slides. Take your family on a trip through mythical worlds, enjoy the park's renowned greenery and gardens, and share in the excitement of roller coasters and thrill rides. Use our Kaatsheuvel holiday builder app to arrange your visit to Efteling and other attractions in Kaatsheuvel.
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  • Entertainment for young and old. Very well maintained and prices on the park for food and drinks are very reasonable.
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  • Went out of school holidays and during the week so queues weren't too bad which definitely helped. Had the most amazing, magical day. My 8 and 13 year old loved it. It is an enchanting place with ride...  more »
  • De efteling, also visited several times a year a year card. For families a great amusement park with gigantic distances that have to be made. The attractions are nicely decorated but it didn't. Roller coasters may be what more spectacular.
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  • A very nice amusement park with lots of rides. And on some parts you can enter a kind of fairytale world. A fun place to spend with family and friends. It has a relax atmosphere. Clean and well maintained. With friendly and helpful staff. Don't miss to visit the fairy tale wood. We definitely had a fun day.
  • This is quite a unique park. For starters, it’s very big! The story forest is amazing, rides are themed all over and everything is very clean. Staff is incredibly friendly and well-trained. Efteling offers various meal options, even on quiet days. I do recommend to check the calendar on their website before visiting because it gives you an estimate of the level of busyness they’re expecting. On busy days, wait times of 1h are not uncommon, especially for the popular attractions. Lastly, the summer nights they’re organising are a lot of fun. The atmosphere is very cheerful and happy, but usually these days are the busiest, so plan well!
  • I wasn't sure what to expect but I was more than happily surprised. The staff are friends and speak a minimum of three languages, English being one of them. There is lots to see and do and caters for those who love fast rides and those of us who don't. The surrounding areas are so clean, beautiful and well looked after, it's worth going just for the views. The fairytale land is wonderful, though don't expect to hear the story's in English but you can work most of it out and its all part of the fun. Need a minimum of 2 days to cover everything. Ques are not as bad as other famous resorts and there is an app you can download which let's you plan your day and shows the waiting times for rides. A couple of extra you need to get tickets for, like shows but they are free to get but limited. They cater for wheelchairs and prams. You can even get two different types of child prams so if they get tired they can be pulled round the grounds while resting. Lots of food choices. Though main meal after 6pm has to be booked in advance and fills up quickly. The grounds close at 6pm and they do a good water show everyday. We'll worth a visit.
  • This place is out of this world! Just magical, and the indoor rides were amazing. Staff were very helpful and could all speak English. Most of the rides intros were in Dutch but that didn't stop us from loving it! So in awe and would definitely come back!
  • Awesome theme park. A day is too short to see everything. This time I went with my kids of 2 and 5. There was no dull moment and we visited just a subsection of the available attractions. We used the app on site to check on waiting times and walking distance. We did bring our own stroller for convenience. Unfortunately there aren't too many actual good places to park them while you're on a ride. Point of possible improvement. It didn't hinder our visit at any time though. Great time!
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