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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very pleasant park with super fun rides!!! The park is very clean and very customizable! Long opening hours, beautiful park with respect for nature!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Great Park, which you can visit in a day. The decorations are really beautiful, the atmosphere is magical. Pity that attractions are so short, and those thrill so few. Attention to tourists who don't speak that french, nothing is translated.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Even though the lines are very long, this park is an exciting amusement for a whole day (opened at 10 o'clock) There are attractions for both grown ups and for little kids Recommended by all means  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    It's a very well designed amusement park. It feels like you come across entertaining stuff while you are walking in a forest. There are things that can be entertaining for everyone, even for the very young ones. But I think toddlers can truly enjoy the place only after their third birthday. Before that age it's pretty much not worth the price (children younger than 4 don't need a ticket, but their parents do).
  • June 6, 2017
    How can I not give this 5/5? The Efteling is a one-of-its-kind amusement park with a unique style. The atmosphere is fantastic and the attractions are wonderful. The park is big enough to go to for a couple of days, and the drinks/food is of high enough quality. A tip: to avoid waiting lines, download the Efteling app. There you can plan your best route. Very recommendable. 5/5
  • June 25, 2017
    Better than Disneyland. Great show with horses, riders, dragons,... The waiting time for attractions is moderated. In the most popular at the end of the afternoon you only wait 10 minutes. Activities for all ages.
  • June 11, 2017
    Lovely big theme park with wonderful fairytale area as well as the usual rides. Go midweek out of Dutch school holidays and avoid the crowds. Good choice of well priced eateries on site. Great show too, in Dutch with headsets available for other languages.
  • June 29, 2017
    Nice place for 1day plan. The fountain show is soul of everything. All rides are superb, may that be roller coaster or fairytale rides. But if you go on weekends you will get lot of waiting at each ride, so preferably go on weekdays.

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