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  • Visit the Netherlands' largest theme park, the Efteling, and discover captivating stories and exhilarating rides.
  • Kids can hop on the Kindervreugd, or try the arcade-style games at the Game Gallery.
  • Thrill-seekers can try the roller coaster ride, Baron 1898, or the Python with two loops and a corkscrew.
  • Tour an enchanting palace at Symbolica or enter a storybook forest that comes to life at the Fairytale Forest.
  • Step into the first "madhouse" in the world, Villa Volta, and finish your day on a high note at Aquanura, Europe's biggest water show.
  • Visit the Netherlands' largest theme park, the Efteling, and discover captivating stories and exhilarating rides.
  • Kids can hop on the Kindervreugd, or try the arcade-style games at the Game Gallery.
  • Thrill-seekers can try the roller coaster ride, Baron 1898, or the Python with two loops and a corkscrew.
  • Tour an enchanting palace at Symbolica or enter a storybook forest that comes to life at the Fairytale Forest.
  • Step into the first "madhouse" in the world, Villa Volta, and finish your day on a high note at Aquanura, Europe's biggest water show.

Inclusions

  • Efteling Theme Park day ticket
  • Access to all rides

Exclusions

  • Parking (available at an additional cost)
  • Tip: Don't miss the enchanting Fairytale Forest where classic stories like Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio come to life.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Efteling Theme Park | World of Fantasy & Wonders

Around an hour’s drive from Amsterdam, the Efteling is a magical theme park, situated in the town of Kaatsheuvel. From the iconic Fairytale Forest to the thrilling roller coasters like Baron 1898 and Python, Efteling promises a delightful adventure for everyone. The park also holds shows and has a collection of restaurants to make your visit more enjoyable. Read on to know more about the Efteling, how to book Efteling tickets, its opening hours, and other information to plan your visit. 

Why Visit Efteling?

Why Visit Efteling?
  • Step into a fairytale: With their specially curated landscapes and theme rides, you can immerse yourself in a world of fairy tales and enchantment. 
  • Enjoy thrilling rides: The park offers a wide range of exhilarating rides, including roller coasters like Baron 1898 and Python, ensuring an adrenaline rush for thrill-seekers.
  • One-of-a-kind attractions: Efteling features unique and one-of-a-kind attractions, such as the enchanting Fairytale Forest, the immersive Symbolica Palace, and the spectacular Aquanura, the largest fountain show in Europe.
  • Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty: The park is set amidst lush greenery, beautiful gardens, and serene lakes, providing a picturesque and tranquil setting that enhances the overall experience.

Explore Efteling Theme Park

Head down to the land of fairytales and magic to experience an out-of-the-world experience at Efteling Theme Park. Spread across 180 acres of land, the theme park brings five unique realms guaranteeing a thrilling yet fascinating experience for all age groups. 

Travel Realm (Reizenrijk)
Fairy Realm (Marerijk)
Adventure Realm (Ruigrijk)
Fantasy Realm (Fantasierijk) 
Other Realm (Anderrijk)
Travel Realm in the Efteling Theme Park

Located in the northeast section of the park, Travel Realm, also known as Reizenrijk derived its name from the major theme rides present in the zone. Some of the most popular attractions in this zone include Carnival Festival and Pagoda. Embark on an exploration at Reizenrijk, where the allure of travel and adventure takes centre stage.

Aboard the Flying Dutchman pirate ship, you'll brave high-seas escapades. Glide through the canals of Batavia on a traditional Dutch barge or feel the wind in your hair on the Vliegende Hollander rollercoaster. This realm weaves the spirit of discovery with nautical whimsy, promising an unforgettable journey through the realms of transportation and exploration.

Fairy Realm in Efteling Theme Park

Previously known as the Westerpark, the Fairy Realm is now one of the favourites among young visitors. The most popular rides at Marerijk include Fairytale Forest, Diorama, Dream Flight, Efteling Museum, and Villa Volta. Step into the enchanting world of Marerijk, where fables and folktales come alive.

The Sprookjesbos invites you to wander amidst talking trees, mischievous gnomes, and slumbering giants. Experience the magic of the Droomvlucht dream flight by boat or meet Sleeping Beauty in her fairytale castle. Marerijk is a realm that captures the essence of childhood wonder, inviting visitors to be swept away by the timeless allure of fairytales and dreams.

Adventure Realm in Efteling

The Adventure Realm is located in the southeastern part of Efteling. In maps and signposts, the colour red is used to identify this zone. Some of the must-visit rides at this zone include Half Moon, Old Tuffer, Python, and the Flying Dutchman. Thrills and spills await in Ruigrijk, the realm designed for adrenaline enthusiasts.

Conquer the serpentine twists of the Python rollercoaster, experience the mythical bird flight in Vogel Rok, or explore the mysterious Baron 1898 mine train. Piraña offers a challenge for those seeking to navigate wild rapids. Ruigrijk is the ultimate destination for those who crave excitement, with its assortment of daring attractions and opportunities to conquer fears.

Fantasy Realm in the Efteling

The newest zone at Efteling, the Fantasy Realm, is now attached to the main entrance of the park. It houses some of the most popular attractions including, Symbolica and Aquanura. The signature pancake restaurant, Polles Keuken is also in this zone. Unleash your imagination in Fantasierijk, a realm where mythical creatures and fantastical landscapes come to life.

Soar through the air on the Fata Morgana dark ride, witness playful water creatures in the Aquanura show, or get lost in the enchanting Raveleijn fortress. With its kaleidoscope of colours, mythical encounters, and wondrous special effects, Fantasierijk promises an awe-inspiring journey into the realms of imagination and fantasy.

Other Realm in the Efteling

The southwestern part of the park adjacent to the fantasy realm is where the Other Realm is situated. It was once known as the Zuiderpark. Some of the most beloved attractions in this zone include Haunted Castle, Mirage, Fabula, and Piraña. Expect the unexpected in Anderrijk, where reality takes a playful twist and hidden wonders are revealed.

Step into the mysterious Villa Volta upside-down house or challenge your perception in the Symbolica dark ride. Anderrijk is a playground for the curious mind, where time and space bend to create surprising and delightful experiences. This realm invites visitors to embrace the unexpected, ensuring that every moment is filled with awe and wonder.

What to Do at the Efteling Theme Park?

Rides and Attractions at the Efteling

Rides & Attractions

From kid-friendly activities to jaw-dropping experiences, there's a ride for every kind of visitor at Efteling. Some of the must-experience rides and attractions at Efteling are Diorama, Symbolica, Joris and the Dragon, Pagoda, and Fairytale Forest.

Seasonal Attractions in Efteling

Seasonal Activities

In Spring, take a ride on the gondola as the tulips bloom around you. Summer comes with attractive water attractions. Enjoy the fairytale forest in Autumn. Heartwarming bonfires and winter wonderlands are most popular in winter at Efteling.

Shows at Efteling

Shows & Entertainment

You can enjoy a diverse range of family-friendly shows at Efteling. Raveleijn lets you experience medieval storytelling. Aquanura Water Show uses four frogs to narrate fairytales. Sprookjesboom brings you classic folk tales with friendly characters.

Plan Your Visit to Efteling Theme Park

Opening Hours
Getting There
Facilities
Accessibility
Rules
Shop
Eat
Stay
Nearby
Visitor Tips
Efteling Opening Hours
  • General Timings:
    10 AM to 6 PM
  • Summer (July and August):
    Weekdays: 10 AM to 8 PM
    Fridays and Saturdays: 11 PM
  • Note: You can find the most up-to-date opening hours on the Efteling website: https://www.efteling.com/en/park/opening-hours
  • Duration: You must spend at least 5 to 6 hours at the theme park to get the most out of your visit.
  • Best time to visit: If you want to visit when the park is relatively free of the crowd, your best bet is the offseason during February, March, September, and October. However, if you want to see the park at its best, visit during the holidays in December when Efteling becomes a winter wonderland complete with its very own ice skating rink.
Getting to Efteling

Address: Europalaan 1, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Find On Maps

By Public Transport:

  • From Amsterdam Schiphol- Utrecht- Zwolle- Nijmegen- Almere: Board the train to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Bus lines 300, 301, 136, and 800 will take you to the Efteling bus stop. It is a 1-minute walk to the theme park.
  • From the Hague- Rotterdam- Dordrecht- Vlissingen- Roosendaal- Breda: Board the train to Tilburg. Bus lines 300, 301, 136, and 800 will take you to the Efteling bus stop.
  • By Car: Continue to travel in the direction of Utrecht (A2). To get to 's-Hertogenbosch, take E25. Take the Waalwijk (A59) exit, then the Kaatsheuvel exit (N261). Follow the 'Efteling' signposts. 
  • Parking: Efteling Hotel, Efteling Bosrijk, and Efteling Loonsche Land guests can park for free in the respective central car parks.
Facilities Available at Efteling
  • Medical Aid: Multiple first aid posts are available inside the park. Doctors and ambulances are also available on call in case of a medical emergency.
  • Feeding Rooms: The Efteling has a lactation room for infants. A baby changing room is also available inside the park.
  • Pet Care: You can keep your pets at the kennels near the entrance.
  • Cloak Rooms: If you have a large bag with you, you can drop it off at the baggage lockers available for guests.
  • Smoking Zones: Smoking zones are available within the park premises with signposts to aid the visitors.
  • Drinking Fountains: You can find drinking fountains in most of the restrooms. They are also scattered at various points across the park.
Efteling Tickets Accessibility
  • You can rent wheelchairs at the Efteling theme park.
  • Restrooms at Efteling Theme Park are wheelchair accessible.
  • Restaurants and shops at Efteling Theme Park also have ramps to accommodate visitors with limited mobility.
  • Guide and therapy animals are allowed within park premises.
  • You can also avail of care and relaxation rooms within the park premises.
  • You can access most rides at Efteling through the main entrance. Other rides like Carnival Festival and Fata Morgana have separate entrances for differently-abled individuals.
Efteling Park Rules & Regulations
  • You must have valid entry tickets to enter the attraction.
  • You are not allowed to keep dangerous items in your possession during your visit to Efteling.
  • Being under the influence of alcohol is prohibited within park premises.
  • Pets other than service animals are not allowed beyond the kennel.
  • Only assistive vehicles are allowed beyond the entry point.
  • You can be refused entry to the park if you dress indecently or disguise yourself as a park employee.
  • Smoking is permitted only in designated areas of the park.
  • You can research, advertise, or collate information on the Efteling theme park.
Shop Inside Efteling
  • Efteldingen: The largest souvenir shop in the park where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs.
  • Spiegeltje, Spiegeltje: If you need some clothes to spruce up your wardrobe, this is the place to be.
  • In den Ouden Marskramer: This outlet has numerous fairy tale items including some very interesting Sprookjesboom tokens.
  • Jokies Wereld: Jokie and Jet merchandise call this shop its home. If you loved the attraction, you would want to visit this place.
  • Symbolica: This shop is connected to the attraction of the same name, and has some of the most enchanting goodies. 
  • Fabula: From keyrings to fancy tableware, Fabula has it all.
  • De Bazaar: This shop offers Middle Eastern-themed mementoes at Efteling.
  • De Gulden Gaarde: This outlet is connected to an eatery and Droomvlucht. It offers goodies like elves and dresses.
Efteling Dining Options
  • Frau Boltes Küche: This eatery provides quick fixes to your hunger pangs like french fries, fried chicken, and other snacks.
  • Fabula Restaurant: Here, you can enjoy a variety of dishes from all over the world while looking for park souvenirs to bring home.
  • Polles Keuken: You simply cannot miss out on this premium pancake house within the Royal Kitchen of Symbolica.
  • Pinokkio’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant: This Italian eatery transports you to a central Italian setting as you gorge on signature pizzas and pasta.
  • De Gulden Gaarde: This is a self-service restaurant that offers the most refreshing and healthy smoothies, salads, and drinks.
  • Toko Pagode: If it is oriental food that you are craving, this is the place to go. Toko Pagode is known for its noodles and fried rice among other Eastern favorites.
Stay at Efteling

If you want to experience Efteling to the fullest, availing of one of the accommodations on offer is your best bet.

  • Hotels & Holiday Villages at Efteling Theme Park: You can have an unforgettable experience at the Netherlands’ largest theme park with its Hotels and Holiday Villages. You can stay at the Efteling Hotel, the Efteling Loonsche Land Hotel, the Holiday Village Efteling Bosrijk, or the Holiday Village Efteling Loonsche Land, all of which are within walking distance of the park.
  • Group Accommodation: Spend the night at Efteling in group accommodation and create memories together. You will have unrestricted access to the theme park during your stay. Efteling offers comfortable or trendy holiday homes for groups of 8, 12, or 24 people. You can reserve a stay for up to 12 people online. Woodland Houses, Village Houses, and Farmhouses are a few to be named. 
Attractions near Efteling
  • Rijksmuseum: The Rijksmuseum houses an extensive collection of Dutch masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh. The museum's iconic building and well-curated exhibitions make it a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts.
  • Van Gogh Museum: Dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh, the Van Gogh Museum provides a comprehensive journey through the artist's evolution. It features famous pieces like ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’, making it a mecca for Van Gogh admirers.
  • Rembrandt House Museum: The Rembrandt House Museum offers a glimpse into the life and art of the legendary painter, Rembrandt van Rijn. Housed in his former residence and studio, the museum displays a remarkable collection of his etchings, drawings, and personal artifacts.
  • Heineken Experience: The Heineken Experience offers an interactive journey into the world of the famous Dutch beer brand. Visitors can explore the brewery's history, learn about the brewing process, participate in interactive exhibits, and even enjoy a tasting session.
Visitor Tips Efteling
  • Download the free Efteling app if you want to receive the latest updates about the rides and attractions including, the current wait times.
  • Read the park map carefully to know about accessibility-related information about the various attractions.
  • Consider hiring carts so your kids can take a break from walking.
  • Use the steam train to travel from one zone to another since the park is spread across a fairly large area.
  • Carry your own food and drinks. You can use the picnic areas of the park to relax with your family and friends. 
  • If you are staying at one of the Efteling Group Accommodations, you will have unrestricted access to all areas of the park.
  • Bring adequate weather protection since most of the attractions at Efteling are outdoors.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Efteling Theme Park

Where can I buy Efteling tickets?

You can purchase Efteling tickets online. Booking tickets online ensures that your spot is reserved upon payment confirmation. 

What is the cost of Efteling tickets?

The Efteling priority admission tickets cost around €48. They are valid until 7 January 2024. 

Should I buy Efteling tickets in advance?

Yes, Efteling is one of the most popular theme parks around the world, attracting attention throughout the year. We recommend you purchase Efteling tickets in advance to make sure that you do not miss out on the attraction. 

Does my Efteling ticket include skip-the-line access?

No, while the Efteling priority admission tickets do not include skip-the-line access, you can use this ticket to access all rides at the theme park. Also, when you reserve your time slot from the voucher of your booking, you will have lower wait times in queues. 

Who can avail of discounted tickets at Efteling Theme Park, if any?

Everyone, including children from age 4 to adults, has to pay the same price to enjoy the Efteling theme park.

Who can enter Efteling Theme Park for free?

Children between the ages of 0 to 3 can enter and enjoy the theme park for free. 

What is the cancellation policy for Efteling Theme Park tickets?

The Efteling theme park tickets cannot be amended, canceled, or rescheduled. However, you can book them now and use them at a later date. They are valid until 7 January 2024. 

Are the tickets to Efteling Theme Park timed?

Yes, guests will get to select the date and time slot of their choice online before placing the reservation. Make sure you arrive at the entrance within the time frame reserved or else, you may be denied entry.

How many tickets can I reserve to enter Efteling Theme Park?

Group visits are welcome at the Efteling theme park. You can book tickets for up to 8 individuals in a single group at once. 

What is Efteling?

The Efteling is one of the most popular theme parks in the world, situated in the heart of the Netherlands. Stepping into the theme park is like being transported into a world of fairytales, whimsical characters, and thrilling rides. You can also watch delightful shows and indulge in a wide variety of cuisines at the theme park. 

What are some of the highlights of Efteling?

The Fairytale Forest, Symbolica Palace, and the Aquanura Water Show are some of the main highlights of the Efteling theme park. 

Where is Efteling located?

The Efteling is located on Europalaan 1, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands. 

How to reach Efteling?

If you are coming from Schipol or Utrecht, the most economical way to reach Efteling is to catch a train to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Then, you can board any of the buses between 300, 301, 136, and 800 to reach the Efteling bus stop, a 1-minute walk from the theme park. 

What are the timings of Efteling?

Efteling's opening hours vary depending on the day of the week and season but generally run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is advisable to check the park timings on the official website before you visit the attraction.

What facilities are available at Efteling?

The Efteling Park authorities have tried their best to ensure that all visitors with limited mobility or in wheelchairs can enter the park and enjoy its experiences. They also offer wheelchairs upon request. You can also avail of medical aid, feeding rooms, and cloakrooms as per your need. Drinking fountains are also scattered throughout the park for your convenience.

Is Efteling wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Efteling offers special facilities to make sure that their guests in wheelchairs and strollers can make the most of their visit. If you make an advance reservation, you can also avail yourself of wheelchairs upon visit. Most of the rides can be enjoyed by visitors on wheelchairs. 

Can you stay inside Efteling for the night?

Yes, Efteling offers accommodations for you and your family to stay the night. They also have an extensive selection of restaurants and eateries inside the park for you to choose from.