Efteling theme park in Holland
The amazing castle in Efteling, Holland

🥇 Efteling is considered as one of Europe’s best theme park with numerous awards recieved. Pomme d’Or, IAAPA Applause Award, Thea Classic Award, TEA Award For Outstanding Achievement are only some of them. 

Efteling, one of the best theme parks in Europe

Efteling (De Efteling) is a fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel in the Netherlands. The park has been visited by 5.26 visitors in 2019 making it the 3rd most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland Paris and Europa park. Efteling is considered by many as Holland’s hidden gem and it is higly appreciated for its fairytale atmosphere and its ide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions. It’s a definately must-see if your are planning a trip to the Netherlands. 

Unlock Your Inner Child at Efteling

Efteling is a popular amusement park that is well-loved in the Netherlands for its evocative fantasy-themed rides, attractions, and buildings. Visiting Efteling is an immersive experience, and visitors always fall in love with the mythical and fairy-tale-like energy of the park. 

It’s the oldest amusement park in the country, and even one of the oldest internationally. It’s enormous -72 hectares full of trees- and there’s too much to see and do for one day. Continue reading to discover the Efteling highlights and the attractions that you can’t miss when visiting!

Efteling park skyview

How to Get to Efteling

Efteling is located in a village called Kaatsheuvel, 110km from Amsterdam and just 16km from Tilburg. It’s just 1h30 driving from Bruxelles (Belgium) and around 2h driving from Lille (France).

Accessing is quite easy as Efteling is located in a pretty central location in Europe. 

Tickets for Efteling park

Efteling tickets

You can either book your tickets directly in the official Efteling website or from an official ticket reseller like Tiqets. In any case, it is highly advised to book your tickets in advance.  

The best rides in Efteling

The map of Efteling park

An interactive map of the park 👈 is available in order to better prepare your day/ visit at Efteling. Click on the link to access it. 

For real-time information about the rides and the shows, there is available the official app of the park in both App Store and Google Play.


Efteling Hotels

There are 4 different types of accomodtion at Efteling. 

  • Efteling Hotel ❤
  • Efteling Loonsche Land (Holiday Village)
  • Loonsche Land Hotel
  • Holiday village Efteling Bosrijk

Our choise is the Efteling Hotel. It’s a a wonderful luxury and confort 4 start hotel, just 5 mins walk from the park, with many facilities. 

Hotels near Efteling

Best rides at Efteling

One of Efteling’s best aspects is that it offers up a variety of rides to suit different age groups. Many great rides for kids, including the Max & Moritz roller coaster, the fairy-tale forest attraction, and even a 4-D film, Fabula.

🤩Those with a taste for adventure should check out Python (the steel roller-coaster) and Spookslot (the frightening haunted house).

👦On top of this, there are many attractions for the whole family to enjoy. These include the fascinating Efteling museum and a picturesque gondola boat ride in the lake.

🗺 Check out the park map here

Tips and insights

Many people choose to stay for a few nights. There is just so much to see and do in Efteling!
With such a wide array of accommodation options, the park will get you covered. All of them offer unlimited access and free-entry for children. If you’re traveling with a group, you should consider staying in a house in the Holiday Village Efteling Loonsxhe Land. There is also accommodation in the Loonsche Land Hotel for smaller parties, and they offer a free breakfast.



Efteling is so big that you’ll be burning off some serious calories when exploring the park. This is why it can be useful to know all of your food and drink options before getting there. Fortunately, the park offers up a diverse selection of restaurants, from the pancake house Polles Keuken to family favorite, ‘t Melkhuysje, that has a delicious selection of milkshakes and pizzas. Make sure you head over to the De Kleyne Klaroen to get your coffee fix and try one of their delicious cakes!

Final word

Efteling is a beautiful and magical amusement park that ensures fun for the entire family. Whether you love fairy-tales or want to get a hit of adrenaline, Efteling has you covered. Each season offers up different attractions, events, and shows, so make sure you check out the website to see what the park has in store for you!

Book your tickets for Efteling here:


  • Choose the date that you wish to visit the park and then click on Book now.
  • Following that, you will be redirected to the tiquets website where you can complete your booking.
  • You will get your e-ticket by mail after a couple of minutes. As simple as that.
Efteling attraction