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    Visitor information

    by jo104 Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    The entrance

    Favorite thing: The park opens at 10am - 6pm everyday but during the summer busy period 9 July - 26 Aug it is open until midnight with illuminations for a special nightime visit

    Prices are as follows for 1 April - 28 Oct but increasing for busy period (9 July - 26 Aug)
    under 4 = free
    adults & children over 4 Euro 26 (Euro 28)
    Disabled & Senior citizens (60+) = Euro 24 (Euro 26)
    2 day ticket = Euro 47 (Euro 51)
    7 day league entrance after 4pm (not valid in busy period) Euro 23.50
    Groups of 20+ = Euro 21
    Car parking Euro 7

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    Fondest memory: This may seem a bit costly but when you compare it to short attractions like the Amsterdam dungeon which costs Euro 17 for 1hr you have a whole day out fairly reasonably.

    Be aware that there can be long queues for attractions & it is best to check the website for the busy periods. We were lucky that we went on a friday & the park was not so busy so our waiting time was minimal.

    Be prepared for loads of excitable children and adults!!

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    Original waste baskets

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Papier hier, Papier hier

    Favorite thing: In the Efteling they have original waste baskets.

    You find these special baskets all over the park.

    Special you think, oh yes, as these waste baskets speak, all the time these baskets are calling for paper: Papier Hier, Papier Hier (paper over here. . . )

    And then once you have put a piece of waste in his mouth he thanks you.

    You can imagine that is big fun for the children, they all want to put some paper in his mouth.
    And like this the park stays clean.

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    Austrian village

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    how cosy.

    Favorite thing: Near the Bobsled Course, there was kind of an Austrian village square. It was a very cosy place. Of course the snow made it a bit more as we were in Austria, there also was Austrian music. And different food stalls were selling big sausages and delicious pea soup.

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    Children's Maze

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The entrance of the Maze

    Favorite thing: For the children there is an adventure Maze.

    This is the entrance to the maze. As you can see this entrance is made especially for the children. However parents are also allowed to join the smaller children. But it is not so easy to enter through the small gate for a grown-up.

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    view on the Maze

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The Maze

    Favorite thing: For the Parents who decide not to join their children, they can follow their children from the outside.

    In fact this one big adventure for the children. They have to cross bridges with water shooting across them, there is a speaking statue, and there are water splashes.

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    Madurodam

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A piece of Madurodam

    Favorite thing: No, No, this is not a mistake.

    There was a piece of Madurodam in the Efteling park. Inside the skate tent you could see a little piece of this Miniture park.

    In fact Madurodam is a park where you can see Holland in miniature, they say that here you can see the smallest city of Holland. Madurodam is located in between Den Haag and Scheveningen.

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    Anton Pieck Square

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Anton Pieck square

    Favorite thing: This square is dedicated to a great man Anton Pieck. He is very well known for his beautiful drawings and paintings.

    He has made a great book which describes the daily life of the Gnomes. The drawings in this book are magnificent.

    Anton Pieck was one of the men who created the fairy-tale wood.

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    Entrence fees

    by sammie Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: From 25 March until 30 October 2005
    children under the age of 4 €0
    adults and children aged 4 and over € 24,00
    handicapped visitors* €22,00
    visitors over 60 €22,00
    groups of 20 persons or more €20,00 p.p
    two-day ticket €46,00

    Entrance fees Seven League Summer
    From 11 July until 28 August 2005.
    children under the age of 4 €0
    adults and children aged 4 and over €26,00
    handicapped visitors*/visitors over 60s €24,00
    two-day ticket €50,00
    groups of 20 persons or more €20,00 p.p
    Seven League Ticket ** €21,50

    * Handicapped means those whose condition is such that they are unable to visit the park without assistance.

    ** This offer enables you to visit Efteling from 4 p.m. and is not valid for the 7 Saturdays in July, August and September when the park is open until midnight.

    ** This offer enables you to visit Efteling from 4 p.m. and is not valid for the 7 Saturdays in July and August when the park is open until midnight.

    Parking with a private car is €6,00 per day

    Fondest memory: Please be be smart and buy your tickets in advance! If not, you'll be spending the first 2 hours of your summer day waiting in line to get a ticket.

    Tickets can be bought at these presale adresses in the Netherlands:

    * Albert Heijn (this is a supermarket chain)
    * Air Miles (2300 Air Miles per ticket)
    * ANWB-sales offices
    * Larger Post offices
    * GWK-station offices

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    Map of the park

    by sammie Written Feb 24, 2005

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    a map of the park

    Favorite thing: You can buy these maps in the park at several points.

    The park is divided in 4 themes (clock wise):
    Adventure realm
    Alternative realm
    Travel realm
    Fairy's realm

    Fondest memory: At least go to these rides:
    The train: just take a seat and see the whole park.
    The pirania: During the summer very refreshing ;)
    Python: If you dare
    Bird Rock: If you dare (in the dark)

    Ah what the hell! Just visit everything, even the maze ;-)

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    Pardoes

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Pardoes

    Favorite thing: Pardoes is the symbol of the Efteling park.

    He has his own Avenue : the Pardoes Avenue, where every night passes the big parade.

    This small court jester even has a girlfriend : Pardijntje.

    On the picture you can see his statue.

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    Signposts

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Signpost

    Favorite thing: You can't get lost in this park, as on almost every crossroad there are signposts, and big maps of the park. That way it is easy to orientate, and to decide to go which direction to the next attraction.

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    Skate tent

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    skate tent

    Favorite thing: And of course there was a skate tent, In this big tent there was a big skate ring. It looked very beautiful and pleasant. Young and old were enjoying themselves on the Ice. I think that skating is the number one wintersport in Holland.

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    Campfire

    by filipdebont Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Campfire

    Favorite thing: On certain spots in the park there were big campfires .
    Near this campfires it was good to sit and enjoy the heat of the fire. There was also the possibility to drink some hot chocolate or a deliscious gluhwein.

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    View of park (pagoda)

    by sammie Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    view of only half of the park

    Favorite thing: The gondel which takes you very high in the sky is very boring, but advisable. 'Cause you see the whole park.

    Fondest memory: If you have the change to go in April/May, do it. You don't have to wait (long) and this way you can see everything of the park.

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    Entering the park

    by sammie Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Enter the park

    Favorite thing: If you see this, than you are on the right way to park.

    Fondest memory: Waiting in line can be quite boring, be smart buy your ticket in advance. During the summer (July-Aug) it's so crowded, it's smart to avoid the park. But if youcan't do this, because your on a holiday. Buy your tickets in advance, so you don't have to wait for 2 hours just to buy a ticket.

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