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Efteling (De Efteling)
Europalaan 1, Postbus 18, 5170 AA Kaatsheuvel Netherlands
+31 416 288 111
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Roller Coaster Photos
Baron 1898
Joris en de Draak
Vliegende Hollander (Flying Dutchman)
Vogel Rok

Other Ride Photos
Carnaval Festival
Carrousel Paleis
Fata Morgana
Halve Maen
Monsieur Cannibale
D'Oude Tuffer
Polka Marina
Symbolica: Paleis der Fantasie
Villa Volta
Volk van Laaf

Being in the Netherlands you can always find pancakes and fries at Efteling. Most of the orders at the quick-service places give you a heaping pile of fries on the side. You can also find sandwiches, pizza, and salads at various locations in the park.
Operating Season
With so many indoor attractions, the park is open year-round, with longer hours in July and August.
Established Seasonal events
Winter Efteling runs from December through February. During the Winter Efteling almost all attractions are opened, except the Python, Pirana, and Boating Lake. Bobbaan, D'Oude Tuffer, De Vliegende Hollander, Half Moon, and Joris and the Dragon are open when the weather allows it.
Access & Location
By car from the Netherlands:
From Rotterdam:
follow Dordrecht-Breda (A16), exit 's-Hertogenbosch (A59), follow Waalwijk/Kaatsheuvel (261), follow signs to Efteling

From Utrecht:
follow 's-Hertogenbosch (A2), follow Gorinchem-Breda (A27), exit Waalwijk (A59), follow Waalwijk/Kaatsheuvel (N261), follow signs to Efteling.

By train and bus:
From Amsterdam/Utrecht/Zwolle:
take the train to 's-Hertogenbosch. There are bus connections to Efteling from here.

From Den Haag/Rotterdam/Breda/Maastricht:
take the train to Tilburg. There are bus connections to Efteling from here.

More information: http://www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers
Nearby Lodging
Efteling Hotel is a four-star hotel, that appears as a floating palace. If you are traveling with family and prefer the comforts of home, Efteling Bosrijk Village offers multiple cottages and apartments that sleep four to six people. The park's newest and third lodging option is Holiday village Efteling Loonsche Land which has multiple fantasy like set-ups. The park's website also lists partner hotels in the area.
Virtual Queue Options
Not available
Raveleijn is the park's newest and grandest shows, a medeival tale with horses and fire. You can rent headphones to hear the story in English.

Aquanura is a water fountain show set to music

Spookslot is a multi-sensory show telling the story of a haunted monastery. Although non-Dutch speakers will not understand the words, you can still appreciate the visual and lighting effects.

Within the Carrousel Paleis there is a separate room that houses a water organ, an illuminated fountain that dances to a soundtrack.
Coaster Expedition Volume 2 DVD

Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2010 Park Map
2008 Park Map

Efteling Discussion Thread