De Efteling Travel Guide

  • De Efteling
    by fred60
  • De Efteling
    by fred60
  • De Efteling
    by fred60

De Efteling Things to Do

  • Villa Volta

    When you enter, you first hear a Dutch story about the 'bokkenrijders'.Then you walk in tho the house. The house will turn around and around and around. I'm not telling anything else, but you really should see do it! It's fun.

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  • Python

    No, i would never go in it! Never, way too many scary loops. But if you're not affraid, try it. The Python is 750 metres long, 2 loops, 2 corkscrews. The highest point of the Python is 29 metres.And then take a look at the picture that has been taken of your best moment ;)

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  • Joris & the dragon

    Who thought the inevitable replacement of the Pegasus still take some would wait is wrong: on 1 July opened the new wooden racing coaster George and the Dragon, a roller coaster with two trains, Water and Fire, the same time against each other on two tracks of 810 meters. If heroic warrior, the visitor into battle with a nine meter high dragon. The...

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De Efteling Restaurants

  • Various Eating places

    You can find food stalls all over De Efteling serving a variety of foodsFairy Realm hot meals, rolls, french fries & traditional dutch style tiny pancakes "poffertjes) Adventure Realm burgers, pizzas, hotdogs, candy floss Alternative Realm Mexican speacialties & more Travel Realm salads, soup & Asian snacksAll places serve ice-cream, hot & cold...

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  • 20 chances to eat...

    You won't starve, that's for sure!In the park are a dozen different restaurants, some self-service, others not. There are also various stalls with panncakes, hot-dogs, waffles, ...You'll find all the restaurants on the map of the park, with a description of the food they serve. What I buy everytime I'm in De Efteling, is a 'kroket' (i.e. meat...

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  • Take a snack out of the wall

    Something typical for Holland, is that you can take food (snacks, fast food) out of a machine in the wall.One thing is sure this Fast food (literally).Anyway, after walking a few hours in the park, it tasted anyway, I tried meat croquet, and it, and it was good.

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De Efteling Nightlife

  • Hot summer lights/nights

    During the Efteling Seven League Summer (19 July to 5 September 2004) the park is open untill midnight. Enjoy all the lights, it's amazing!

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  • Dream flight

    Up to me this was the most beautiful attraction of the park. You really fly through a magical dreamworld of elf, fairies and trolls.

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  • Pagoda by night

    The Pagoda was also beautifully lightend.What a pitty that this attraction was not open during this winter period.

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De Efteling Transportation

  • to Efteling by train

    If you travel by train there is a special bus service from station 's-Hertogenbosch. On saterdays, sundays and on holidays you can take line 303 (efteling dienst)

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  • How to go to the park

    We have traveled by airplane to Amsterdam, then from Schipol to Hertogenbosh by train and from the train station to the hotel by bus - no137.We recommend you to choose bus no.300, as faster than 137. We have spent about 45 minutes in the 137 :(The bus station was at about 200 m to the hotel. From the NH Hotel to the park, the taxi was 10 euro, but...

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  • Hire a push cart for the children

    Ideal for younger children, walking around the park is exhausting so this will save you from having to carry your tired child around the park.It costs Euro 3 although some dishonest person pinched our trolley but on the whole it should be safe leaving it outside the attractions whilst you visit inside. I suggested that marking it may have made it...

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De Efteling Shopping

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    In shop in Efteling you can buy books, clothes , cups and others from your children with funny pictures of favorite fairytale .

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  • De Efteling mascot

    You can purchase the mascot in all the shops, Pardoes is the magical jester of De Efteling.Also you can buy souvenirs from some of the rides like Fata Morgana.All the rides do the obligatory photo's of you screaming on the attarctions but there is no pressure to buy them.A souvenir booklet in English, Dutch & French including a map costs Euro 3

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  • Efteling souvenirs

    Het Valies is a souvenir shops for those who loves of bringing home something from this park, mostly for childrens because they are selling Efteling toys, T-shirs, bags, pens and etc. with logos and picture of the park. My son wanted an Efteling bus..Thus, he got it !! I don't remember how much I pay, sorry..but it was a few euros.

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De Efteling Local Customs

  • Holle Bolle Gijs

    You will notice that De Efteling is very clean and one of the reasons is these men aka "Big Mouth" they call the children to throw rubbish into their mouth, it makes it like a gameYou'll hear them shouting "Papier hier, Papier hier" Danku wel - when someone throws a piece in (Paper here, Paper here, Thank you)

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  • Need some cash?

    Well... take a good luck at this picture... this is the bank!So if you need some money, go to the treasure box and cash some money from your account (yeah, your account... all dreams come true in De Efteling except this one).

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  • Why is the park soooo clean?

    Because all the children want to collect as much garbage as possible...Strange? Nooooo...You'll notice 'Holle Bolle Gijs' who keeps calling 'Papier Hier' (i.e. paper over here). If you feed him paper, he'll say thank you.Aware : he's always hungry!

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De Efteling Warnings and Dangers

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    by jo104 Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    Most of the attractions have no height restrictions and sutable for all ages
    The height restriction for these rides is 1.2m and it is strictly enforced for safety reasons so no trying to sneak your small child through then argue :Python, Flying Dutchman & Bird Rok

    There is no height restriction for these attractions though Pegasus, Half Moon Pirate ship & Bobsleigh

    Just short of the mark

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De Efteling Tourist Traps

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    by kylian74 Written Mar 13, 2004

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    In summer during weekends can be very bad of going to the parks like Efteling. It can be full of people, childrens to adults!! and you will wait in every attractions about 15 to 30 minutes even more longer than that.

    Unique Suggestions: If going in weekends, It is best to go early so you can spend with more than 5 attractions until afternoon or even 9pm.
    Weekdays is also a good idea of visiting this park, It's less crowded and you will enjoy more the rides than waiting and losing time to the lines.

    waiting on..
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

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De Efteling What to Pack

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    by adema29 Written May 19, 2010

    Luggage and bags: If you don't like the "fast food", it might be a good idea to bring your food with you.
    And more than this you'll save in this way a lot of time.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be ready for a rain... you are in Holland.

    Photo Equipment: At least a camera.. you'll be amazed what you can do with it in Efteling :)

    View from Gondoletta

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De Efteling Off The Beaten Path

  • The park itself

    Sounds stupid?Truth is that most of the visitors don't even notice the beautiful surroundings of De Efteling. Do visit the Pagode to have a good look from above!

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  • Enjoy the nature

    While doing a boat ride..I enjoy the park surroundings as well..swimming swans are pretty cool watching on them.

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  • Summer in Efteling

    Best time for flowers which the park is decorated with plenty of flowers everywhere. This one are flowers in the garden hanged near the gate.

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De Efteling Sports & Outdoors

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    by jo104 Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    The only games you have to pay for in the Efteling but you can win prizes.
    These fun fare games are usually rigged so I am not sure they are worth it!!

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De Efteling Favorites

  • Pardoes-The Mascot of De Efteling

    I was trying to find the history of this mascot but... nothing yet. I would appreciate if you'll share with me the information you have, if you have anything.But, what I can say is that "HE" is very well designed and coloured... Don't forget about his pair ... Pardijn

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  • Visitor information

    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 visitPrices are as follows for 1 April - 28 Oct but increasing for busy period (9 July - 26 Aug)under 4 = freeadults & children over 4 Euro 26 (Euro 28)Disabled & Senior citizens (60+) = Euro 24...

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  • Map of the park

    You can buy these maps in the park at several points.The park is divided in 4 themes (clock wise):Adventure realmAlternative realmTravel realmFairy's realm 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 dareBird Rock: If you dare (in the dark)Ah what the...

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