The Efteling theme park is a magical experience for all ages. With a Fairytale forest, thrill rides and daily shows it is a fantastic day trip.
- Fun for the entire family with everything from gentle rides to roller coasters
- Attractions based on folklore, fairy tales and ancient legends
- Enjoy a full day filled with wonder and excitement
Everyone over the age of 3 needs an adult ticket
Free entry for 0-3 year olds when accompanied by an adult
Monday - Friday: 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday - Sunday: 11.00 - 19.00
Different opening times during holidays
Ticket includes entrance to the theme park and the attractions
Ticket does not include transportation to the park nor food and drinks
Ticket directly available on smartphone
Tickets can be used once and are valid until 7 January 2024, tickets cannot be cancelled
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- Wheelchair friendly
- Free access to bathroom
Discover a World of Wonders
Efteling is the biggest and most beautiful theme park in the Netherlands and definitely worth a visit. With more than 50 attractions, it is a wonderful day out for the entire family. This unique park surrounded by nature makes you feel like you stepped into a fairy tale.
Board the Droomvlucht (Dreamflight) dark ride filled with fairies and forest animals, walk between giants and trolls in the Fairytale Forest and feed Holle Bolle Gijs who is always hungry. Discover Laafland from above on the monorail and be enchanted by Symbolica, the Palace of Fantasy, where nothing is what it seems.
It is not all dreams and fairy tales in Efteling, as there is a lot on offer for daredevils too. Step on board Baron 1898 and free fall straight down into a mineshaft at 90 km/h or step onto the wooden rollercoaster Joris en de Draak (George and the Dragon) that will take you on a double-track race. You won’t want to miss the Python or the Flying Dutchman either.
Besides the attractions, there are daily shows performed throughout the park. These spectacular shows are filled with action and special effects and are enjoyable for the whole family. The park also has several restaurants and food stalls. If you stay till the end of the day, make sure to watch the amazing watershow Aquanura, where music, water, fire and light come together.
The past and the future
The Efteling theme park opened its doors for the first time on 31 May 1952. It started with only the Fairy tale Forest with original fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and The Frog Prince. Dutch artist Anton Pieck helped create the theme park and added the romantic touch that sets the Efteling theme park apart from others.
Over the years more attractions opened and now there is even an Efteling Hotel and an Efteling Golf Park. And Efteling never stops reinventing itself with new rides. The family attraction Max & Moritz was added in 2020, this double roller coaster lets you experience an exciting and crazy ride full of tricks. And more new attractions are already in the works.
Book your Efteling tickets now!
Are you up for an adventure and do you want to escape the busy city? Plan your enchanting Efteling visit now! Efteling’s World of Wonders is easily reached by either car or public transport. Get your Efteling tickets here and get ready to be transported to a World of Wonders.
Average rating from Tripadvisor
Puts every UK theme park to shame
What an amazing theme park. We visited at the end of October 2023. It was our first European theme park visit as a family after years and years of going to the same UK parks over and over again, and what an eye-opener it was. The Efteling really puts the “theme” into theme park. Every ride and attraction, including other buildings and infrastructure are heavily themed and seamless. The park is absolutely huge - sadly we were only able to visit for a single day so only enjoyed a fraction of what the park has to offer. You would have plenty to do over two or three days (or more). Food options at the park are impressive - from the basic vending snacks (reasonable prices, hot and delicious), the hot chips on a stick, and the highlight of dining experiences at the park - Polles Keuken (the pancake house). Thank goodness we had booked a table (highly recommended - a lot of walk-ins were stood outside looking very disappointed). The pancakes were amazing (sweet and savoury) with very friendly staff and heavily theming throughout the restaurant. We also had the pleasure of meeting Pardoes, the mascot and face of Efteling, who was walking around the restaurant interacting with guests. The rides were also very impressive - The Baron is a beautiful B&M dive coaster with a great storyline and impressive theming. It was very smooth and graceful and not as intense as you might think! Highly recommended for thrill seekers who are graduating from the smaller family coasters taking the next step to something bigger. Unfortunately we were unable to experience Joris en de Draak (a fabulous looking GCI wooden racing coaster) as it was closed for maintenance. But we did get chance to ride Max & Moritz, a fun family powered racing coaster with on board music. Fata Morgana was a beautiful dark ride, similar to Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean rides but with an Eastern theme. For fans of It’s A Small World at the Disney parks, Efteling’s very own version “Carnival Festival” is highly recommended. The highlight of the park currently is probably Symbolica, an absolutely gorgeous trackless interactive dark ride with music and effects and plenty of appearances from Pardoes. Probably the best dark ride I’ve ever seen. It’s nice to see another addition will be opening at the park in the near future too, the “Danse Macabre” flat ride. I’d love to know what the next coaster will be…. On top of all this and highly recommended is the Fairytale Forest, a collection of animatronics creating scenes from famous (and not so famous) dark fairy tales. This can take up to a couple of hours to see properly, but well worth it if you have the time. The mantra of the day was “why can’t parks in the UK be more like this”? In fact, we’ve now cancelled our Merlin Passes and will be using the money we’ve been wasting at Alton Towers and Thorpe Park to better use by visiting more European theme parks from now on. But I think the bar has been set pretty high by Efteling. I hope we can come back again soon, as I feel we barely scratched the surface at this amazing park. ❤️Nov 6, 2023
Brilliant for young families
We recently travelled to Efteling with 2 young children under 10 years old. We spent 4 full days in the park and still struggled to do everything. Prices were mostly reasonable. For example, candy floss/ doughnuts were €2, sandwiches were around €6-7. Queues for most rides were no longer than 10 minutes, but could be avoided if timed right. This was during October half term as well! Most attractions were in Dutch, but this didn’t detract from the overall experience. Friendly staff and great surroundings. I’ve been to Disney plenty of times, but will definitely be returning here.Nov 5, 2023
A truly special place
What can be said about the wonderful Efteling that hasn't been already said? This is for me the most charming and indeed magical place in the world. It will fill your heart with a wonderful mixture of awe, excitement, nostalgia and peace.Nov 5, 2023
What a magical place! We visited from the UK after getting recommendations from Dutch friends. The park itself is pretty big with rides for all ages, we were with a 5 and 8 year old but there are rides big enough for older kids and adults. The theming is incredible and detailed, and the staff are all super friendly and helpful. the fairy tail woods are definitely worth a walk around - we visited as it was turning dark and it really added to the magic. We also found the food much nicer than UK theme parks - they served what felt like actual meals at a reasonable cost. We stayed overnight in the Efteling Hotel which gets you two full days in the park (so it’s t quite as expensive at it looks at face value). Highly worth it - it’s a lovely hotel and gets you direct access to the park 30mins before opening (though be aware this is only really for the main rides - and does not include symbolica). We will definitely be going back!Oct 29, 2023
Wonderful family day for kids and teens! Designers have sense of humour for sure!
Wonderful day out as park suited both younger children as well as teens. We went at UK October half term and the weather was torrential rain until the Thursday. This must have put people off, as although it was dry all day, the park was quiet. We waiting about 5-10 minutes for most rides including the big coasters which we went on a couple of times (each one). Plenty of staff around and rides were well managed and controlled. Many of the rides are hidden inside buildings so you don’t know what you are getting, until you step inside. A lovely mix of ideas, such as a boat ride, which turns into a roller coaster and ends up back in the water. Great fun! We had a lovely lunch at a large cafeteria near the grand station. As well as the usual ( junk) food, hot dogs and chips etc, they served a selection of homemade soups, salads and baguettes which is great for the mums! Plenty of room and lush gardens, a spacious feel to the park which is clearly well run, and set up for enormous numbers. Worth going on a quiet day for sure, as for me, crowds and queues would ruin it - but not always possible. They are building a new hotel there which may be interesting for future trips. The entrance fee for us was 45 euro per person, which I thought was reasonable compared to other places. Worth researching for sure!Oct 26, 2023
Great family day out
Brilliant day out as a family - would definitely recommend. The app is super helpful to know waiting times. If you want to visit the restaurant, book in advance.Oct 21, 2023
The Efteling has a lovely magical feeling to it, and I think that I’ve been around 10 times now. We bring our kids once a year and they love the treat and day out together. The best tip I can give is to download the app in advance. The park is big and so the app helps as there is an interactive map and most importantly - you can see the wait times on all of the rides. The fairytale forest is so sweet - it’s part of the magic of the Efteling so don’t miss it. My favorite ride is the Dream-flight/Droomvlugt which is so much fun and is the very definition of the Efteling. Sadly on our visit today it was closed, but it’s still remains my #1 I love the wooden roller coaster called Joris and the Draak - it’s so fast and so much fun. Also, the Flying Dutchman - a real highlight. How to beat the queues?! Good question. Avoid busy days if you can but outside of that, use the app and look at the wait time of the rides and move around based on that. We pick our top ride each - make sure we do them, and then we move around as the q times are shorter. If you can, the single rider option is a life saver! If you want to all sit together then that’s fair enough, but if you don’t mind going on the single rider, your wait times can be cut dramatically. That way, you can also do more on each day. For example some single rider waits were 10 mins whereas the regular q was 45 mins. Efteling is also great as there are lovely play areas that are not rides, it’s a nice break in the day. The park is sparking clean. It’s is also beautifully maintained. As you can bring your own food and drinks it’s also good to note that there are also lockers which you can use.Oct 13, 2023
Magical Place for people who love Fairy Tales
I had an incredible time at Efteling. The app is very good for wait times, the longest time I had to wait was under 20 minutes, I managed 17 attractions in one day which I'm very happy with. The fairy tale theme is amazing, the music is so catchy, personal favourite songs are Carnaval Festival, Droomvlucht, Max & Moritz and De Vliegende Hollander. I'm so excited to return to this beautiful park one day.Oct 9, 2023
Decent but tiring day out
Eftling is a massive theme park - we did 25,000 steps in the day. In the morning, it was incredibly busy - both to get in, for parking and then to enter the attraction. Lots of queues on the rides (was helpful to identify the rides ahead of time via the app and also use the app to see queue times). We were only able to get 2 rides done in the morning - so did feel like a waste of time, but after 3pm things started to quieten down and were able to do lots of rides in the afternoon/evenings - glad that it closes at 10pm as we spent the whole day there and then it was worth it. There are no really big rollercoasters but good choices for families. One thing to note is that the shows were all in Dutch with no English translations so could have skipped this. The fairy tale park is nice. Would recommend the park overall.Oct 4, 2023
Such a great park
After being underwhelmed by Eurodisney last year, mostly how long ride wait times were and how they have hiked up the prices since Covid, we decided to check out Efteling this year instead, with our son now 6. We stayed at the Borsrijk village which is about a 15min walk to the park and the accommodation was great, having a separate bedroom for children is very handy and the pizza delivery direct to your room is a nice touch. The park itself has more of a relaxed feel than other similar parks and wait times for rides when we were there during the UK school holidays never went over 45mins, even for the most popular rides. There are also lots of non ride areas, like the water park, enchanted forest etc. Which a lot of people use, which helps keep the park never feeling overcrowded. Food and drink are at a premium as it's a theme park, but still around half what disney now charge, also all the staff are so much more friendly. They were refurbishing their horror area when we were there as they have a new, first of its kind, ride opening there next year, so have already booked to go back in 2024 and can't wait.Sep 21, 2023
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