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One weekend at Efteling

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As I already mentioned one week ago we visited the theme- and adventure park Efteling in the Netherlands. Before I start telling you about our incredible time in Efteling, I will begin with some general information about the park.

Efteling opened in the 1930s as a hiking- and nature park and developed further in a fairytale park in the beginning of the 1950s. Twenty years later Efteling changed from a pure fairytale part into a themepark. Many rides like Python, Pirana and Villa Volta and the Flying Dutchman were built during the 90s.

Around the park there are four different places, where you can stay over night and even make real holidays.

 

Our Accomodation – Efteling Bosrijk

We were accomodated in Bosrijk. Bosrijk is located in a wonderful conifer forest.

Efteling Bosrijk
Efteling Bosrijk

 

Entrance to Bosrijk

Entrance to Efteling Bosrijk
Entrance to Efteling Bosrijk at night

 

On the picture below you can see the Efteling houses in Bosrijk located at a small see. The castle in the background was illuminated at night 🙂

 

You can choose between small villages like ours or seperate single houses.

our accomodation
our accomodation

 

After a long ride we were happy to check in at our temporary new home. But I tried to enter our neighbors house… 🙂 After this little mistake we took our package from our car and explored Nr. 536.

trying to enter the false house
trying to enter the false house

 

Living room

living room
living room

 

Bedroom

one of three bedrooms
one of three bedrooms

 

Bathroom

bathroom
bathroom

 

Kitchen

We were really surprised about the well equipped kitchen. An oven, microwave, stove and dishes made that kitchen completely functional.

a part of our kitchen
a part of our kitchen

 

 

back view
back view

 

Wonderful Breakfast

Besides our great house, Efteling offered a rich breakfast. Cold cuts, salmon, cheese and my different types of marmalade were part of a wonderful breakfast. Breakfast room was only a few steps away from our mansion 🙂

A variety of marmalades
A variety of marmalades

 

cold cuts, cheese, salmon, fruits and yogurt
cold cuts, cheese, salmon, fruits and yogurt

 

having breakfast together
having breakfast together

 

Good mood
Good mood

 

Our Accomodation was really great. We have enjoyed the evenings in the living room and the nights in our comfortable beds. There was no problem to get out because of backache or something else. AND that was important to us. How you can see, we have had a strict plan to get everything to see and more important, we wanted to ride the attractions:) You will wonder how spacious the park is. I still can not believe that we didn’t get everything to see during the three days.

I can not say enough about the following three accomondations, but they really look cool 🙂

 

Efteling Hotel

efteling hotel
efteling hotel – www.efteling.com

 

Loonsche Land

efteling loonsche land
efteling loonsche land – www.efteling.com
Loonsche Land Hotel
loonsche land hotel - www.efteling.com
loonsche land hotel – www.efteling.com

 

To cut a long story short, here are some impressions from our time in Efteling. Enjoy it 🙂

 

Attractions

Python

The Python
The Python

 

Halve Maen

Halve Maen
Halve Maen

 

On Halve Maen
On Halve Maen

 

Symbolica

Wonderful Symbolica
Wonderful Symbolica

 

Baron 1898

The legendary Baron 1898 – Insider tip: There are two different lines. Take the line for the front row. You have to wait some minutes more, but I advise you to be patient. We have tested the second row first and then decided to take a ride in the front row. It is worth it! 🙂

On the way to Baron 1898
On the way to Baron 1898

 

Baron 1898

Baron 1898
Baron 1898

 

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman was my personal favorite attraction. I don’t want to reveal too much, but the attraction is a good mixture of theme ride, water ride and roller coaster. Enjoy it ! ! ! 🙂

 

Flying Dutchman

 

 

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Villa Volta

Villa Volta
Villa Volta

Look forward with pleasure to this wonderful and mysterious attraction… 🙂

 

Vogel Rok

Dark Ride - Vogel Rok
Dark Ride – Vogel Rok

The first highlight of this attraction is definitive the entrance. I have never seen such a cool entrance to a roller coaster. And the dark ride makes sure everyone cries for fun 🙂

 

The Flying Island – Pagode

The Pagode is a flying island that goes up to ca. 50 meters. You have a fantastic view over the Efteling area.

The Pagode
The Pagode

 

If you have height phobia, stay on the ground and and have a look at your friends pictures after…or you will “enjoy” the trip like our friend Stefan 🙂 🙂 Notice: We were definitely not bored as it seems to be in the picture, but we were just posting about the stunning view on instagram 😉

Fantastic view
Fantastic view

 

view over the lake
view over the lake

 

A fully active steam locomotive makes its way around the park. Get on and take a ride through the park to plan your route 🙂

rails of the steam engine
rails of the steam locomotive

 

As you have seen there are many attractions in Efteling for every kind of person. Although two of our group were afraid of some attractions, we have almost taken every ride togehter. Only Baron 1898 was an exception. If you take the first row, this ride is an adrenalin rush and a pure experience for every “hardliner”.

 

Marejik – The Wonderland

The so called Marejik is the famous part of the old Efteling. Fairy tales, wondrously creatures and a fabulous atmosphere make that place an adventure for the young and the old.

Fairy Tale Tree

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Hey friend! Who has the longest neck in the picture ? 🙂

Long Necks
Long Necks

 

The Witch’s House

The Witch’s House just didn’t look fantastic, it smelled like you were part of the old tale. Poor Hänsel and Gretel… 😉

The Witch's House
The Witch’s House

 

The Fairy Tale Castle

Fairy Tale Castle
Fairy Tale Castle

 

Have a look at Mother Hulda 🙂

 

Rapunzel

Rapunzel
Rapunzel

 

 

Food and Fun in Efteling

In the park there are different snack bars, restaurants and even grills. See below some impressions of typical Dutch food from the park 🙂

Potato Chips
Potato Chips

 

 

Dutch Fries
Dutch Fries

 

Fresh Salad
Fresh Salad

 

Delicious Soft Ice Cream with different toppings is something you have to try! 😉

Soft Ice Cream
Soft Ice Cream

 

If you want to win one of these hilarious donuts, try your luck! 😉

Minigame
Minigame

 

There are many kind of “outtakes” and this is our best one ! 😀

Scrap Material
Scrap Material

 

Conclusion

Efteling is a park for everyone. We had so much fun doing all these great attractions. The different theme rides with its detailled facades and the fairy tale park make Efteling a place for everyone. You can choose from attractions for young people and even children and rides for adults. Although the park has many visitors, it doesn’t feel very crowded due to the huge park size.

We had an amazing weekend and I want to thank Efteling for alle the great moments that we had! ! ! I am sure that we will come back to visit the biggest theme park in the Netherlands 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

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