De efteling Travel Guide

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Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Sleeping Beauty's Castle


With over 2 million visitors a year, De Efteling is the Netherlands favourite amusement park. Originally it was a big Sprookjesbos (Fairytale Forrest) designed by Anton Pieck in the 50-ies, with very cosy built small houses in it, each representing a famous fairytale. In the 80-ies it has added a lot of modern attractions like a rollercoaster (the Python) which changed the outlook of the park a bit, but in recent years the park has gone back to its roots a bit. The latest additions are all tasty, and have to do with fairytales. They have just finished a new fairytale and somewhere in 2006 they will open a new ride: The Flying Dutchman. Quite a few of the attractions are in Dutch, but there is enough to enjoy for foreigners, especially if you have children.

The efteling is best reached from Tilburg or Den Bosch.


May 24, 2005 change by giorgio

March 18, 2004 change by hpharmsen