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“Wonderful theme park” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Efteling

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Efteling Theme Park Entrance Ticket with Round-Trip Transport from Amsterdam
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Kaatsheuvel
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover Holland's hidden gem. Efteling is a unique theme park with a fairytale atmosphere, natural surroundings and a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions, making it the ideal family short-break destination!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful theme park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

I revisted De Efteling after 12 years and found it still to be an amazing day out. It is expensive but our kids went on all the roller-coasters and many many other rides and experiences. I had another go in Villa Volta which is a very clever illusion and was the first one of its kind in the world. It was very cold but there are lots of indoor places to take refuge and to sit and have a drink.
Our visit was on April 3 and the Dutch schools were not on holiday at this time which meant that there were very few queues for any of the rides. I can imagine that it must get pretty hectic in the summer. The Sprookje Bos was even more charming than I remembered and the whole De Efteling experience is magical, fairytale (but in the Grimm style!) and wonderfully spooky in parts. The park itself was clean and well kept, with numerous toilet facilities over all the areas.

Do take a full day to visit as it is expensive and a large park to get around everything. Wonderful!!

Visited April 2013
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“Back again after nearly 40 years....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Since the Efteling was my favourite visit from a grand European trip in 1976, I was nervous that perhaps the gloss would be gone when we re-visited this theme park with our own kids. But no, the "Papier hier" characters are all still there, as is the slightly dark but magical atmosphere. Oh, what fun to re-live this park! The kids (and hubbie) just loved the thrill rides, and I love the whole ambience with the Anton Piek characters. The pancake restaurant was such fun for us all, and we spent the whole day with a smile on our faces. It may not be as sophisticated as other Disney style theme parks, but there's something so very European about the Efteling. For me, it may have been partially nostalgia, but the joy on our kids' (10 and 7 yo) faces proved there's still something very magical about it!!

Visited July 2012
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“Super Pret Park in full nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

This park is for us Dutch the place to be. In the past it was a play & fairytale park, but since the 80’s it become more and more a full fun park for the whole family. The park can easily get the competition with parks as Disney and Park Europa.

Visited November 2012
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“best ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

DD went on schooltrip to this park today. As ever, it was marvelous. I can't think of a better themepark anywhere in the world!

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We went as a family of 4 with two boys aged 8 and 11 even though Easter the park wasn't that busy but day was cold

My view a must do if in holland and better value than English theme parks okay not the massive rides of Altontowers but enough to do and excitement

Food offer quite good and not a rip off the place just seemed cleaner and easy to move around

Visited April 2013
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