Efteling Theme Park – One of the Largest Parks

Ashley Nault - Aug 25, 2014
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If you are ever in the Netherlands then you will definitely want to check out the Efteling theme park, which is one of the largest in the country and one of the oldest theme parks in the world – it was opened back in 1952!

Top Attractions

Covers 200 hectaresEfteling offers some really great attractions that all follow a general fantasy type theme. You'll find a diverse selection of rides and attractions to choose from to suit all ages and atmospheres. Some of the most popular attractions include:

Joris en de Draak – a wooden roller-coaster consisting of a double track in which both tracks race against one another. There are quite a few restrictions to this ride so make sure to check.

Villa Volta – this is another ride for the daredevils who truly want to experience all that the park has to offer. The attraction consists of a cursed house in which you will struggle to tell the difference between up and down!

Efteling Museum – a good opportunity to get away from all the action-packed movement of the park and fade away to a more relaxed atmosphere of the museum. A great place to learn about all the secrets surrounding the park.

Interesting Facts

The Efteling theme park is the largest in the Netherlands comprising of 200 hectares; in the park you will be able to experience an abundance of different rides – 36 to be exact – and there are also plans to expand and bring in new rides to the park.

One of the most interesting facts about Efteling is that it never started out at the scale that it is now, it all started back in 1952 when it consisted of just a playground and a fairy tale forest. It has since evolved into something much bigger and better and attracts upwards of 4 million visitors per year!


Efteling has some new plans for the year 2015 which seem to be very interesting and are sure to attract new visitors into the park. First and foremost Efteling will be constructing some new accommodation for its visitors – there will be approximately 400 new beds and guest accommodations in the Efteling Hotel and the Efteling Village Bosrijk.

In addition to this, there are also plans for some new attractions in 2015. The park is planning to introduce a brand new dive coaster which is set to open in the summer – a perfect time! There isn't much information about the attraction but it is said to feature a 37.5 meter free-fall!


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