Surrounding area, Tilburg
Another pic of the amusement parc showing the oldest part, the fairy tale park. That was the only part that existed when I was still a kid, but since the 80s many, many new attractions have been added.
It's not the same as Disney but for years a visit to the Efteling is the favourite day trip for people from the Benelux and parts of Germany. This parc with all kinds of attractions has something for all ages. Many remember it from when they were a kid, but the amusement parc grew and grew. They come back when they are parents and have kids of their own. And much later when they are grandparents with their grandchildren they still come back. Not something to miss when you are in Tilburg!
But mind you, the Efteling is not in Tilburg but actually in Kaatsheuvel, near to Tilburg.
By boat, by bus, by car or on foot you can explore this wildlife park. The animals are not in cages but can roam free. A tip for a great day out. During your visit you may think you are in Africa, Europe or Asia. It has more than thousand animals of about 100 species.
The Efteling, the place that made Tilburg famous in the Netherlands, even across the European borders. Official, the Efteling was opening his doors in 1952 as tale park and children garden. Nowadays, the Efteling is growing out to a respectable theme park. More info you can find on their official web page.
Related with the Efteling you will find the 'Golden Tulip Efteling Hotel' that offers you 120 wide suites. Visitors can make their choice between a standard, a tower suite or a theme suite. An 18-hole golf course makes the place complete. For more information about the Hotel, visit their web page.
There is a world of wonders. A world where the first musical notes of the busy little gnome are carried on the tranquil air. Into the fairy-tale forest. Past breathtaking attractions,adventures and discoveries.
Visit some dutch fortified cities. There are a few not far from Tilburg.
Dutch fortified cities are unique for their design and architecture. You can for instance visit Woudrichem and Loevestein castle on the Maas river.
The efteling is also open in the winter. Especially when there's snow it is beautiful to be there.
The Efteling is the only picture book in the world that you can walk through.
You see,hear and could touch the fabulous tales!
At the picture the house of Hans and Grietje
Here you will find all ferrytale creatures.
Snowwhite for example.
A rollercoaster in the dark!!! Spooky