Efteling

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Adress and information

Europalaan 1
5171 KW Kaatsheuvel
Netherlands
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Phone: ++31 (0416) 537777

Once a small sports and recreational centre, the foundation stone for Efteling was laid in 1952, when the fairy tale forest was opened, and it developed into one of the most visited theme parks in Europe. It's a truly fairy tale-like success story. From the beginning, Efteling was drawn up as a fairy kingdom come to life, which is - regardless of the many rides - still conceivable everywhere. The park is composed of several theme areas: the fairy realm, the adventure realm, the travel realm and the alternative realm.
Ratings
Value for money
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 76,8%

Variety
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 89%


Service
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 85,6%

Catering
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 77,6%


Overall rating
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 84,9%

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Opening hours and pricing

Efteling opens all year round: 1st of January 2017 - 31st of March 2017 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1st of April - 30th of June 2017 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., in July and August from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m.), 1st of September - 12th of November from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and 13th of November - 31st of December from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Children (3 years and under)   free
Day Pass   €37,50
Day Pass (July and August)   €39,50
Concessions are granted to groups of 20 or more: each person pays 5 € less.
Prices and opening hours are subject to change.
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Simply the best
We went there for the very first time. I know a whole bunch of amusement/theme parks but, in my opinion, De Efteling is simply the best. Its size and attractions are fantastic.
Wheelchair users like my sister particularly love De Efteling because most attractions have appropriate entrance areas and all ride operators are very very very kind and understanding to disabled ppl.


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Tristan, 11-Jun-2013

Belgium
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Efteling
Early European amusement park that delights all ages. Music wafting through the beautiful fairy-tale landscape.

Newer areas are more Disney-like but overall an old-world atmosphere that's sure to delight. This top Holland attraction gets quite crowded.

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Marco, 09-Dec-2012

United Kingdom
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Fairy tales come true
I really like the atmosphere in this historic Dutch amusement park. All kinds of attractions are integrated in the beautiful parks. Especially the area with the old fairy tales is gorgeous and let's me think of my childhood every time.

“The flying dutchman” is a really great ride. Part dark ride, part roller coaster. I like the effects during the dark ride. It's something I haven't seen before. But this isn't the only coaster at Efteling: The newest coaster, Joris en de Draak, is a duelling wooden coaster. The ride is a fantastic race with lots of twists and turns. Then there is Python, a looping-coaster, Vogelrok, a dark roller-coaster and a bobsleigh run called “Bobbaan”. Haven't rode a coaster like that before.

Something really special for Efteling are its dark rides. They got plenty and really good ones: Droomvlucht, Carnaval Festival and Fata Morgana. These rides are so full of details – amazing!

One negtive point is the parking fee from 10 Euro. It's much too high.

All in all I can recommend the park. Next month I'll be there again!

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Alexander, 21-May-2012

Germany
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Great park
I've been there in April 2012. Efteling is truly one of the best parks I've seen. Some places are like a true fairytale, others are quite scary, you will be impressed, amused, scared, wet, thrilled... whatever it can be found here.

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SvenS, 18-May-2012

Belgium
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One of the best theme parks in europe! Beeing there it's like travelling through a fairy tale landscape. The park and its attractions are lovely arranged. But in comparison with other parks - for example the Europe park in Germany - the price beats me!

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Patrick1983, 27-Apr-2012

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