Efteling theme park holland

Efteling theme park in Holland – Experience the Fairy tales

Efteling theme park is the biggest amusement park in Holland. It’s located 70 miles (115 km) from Amsterdam. it’s one of the oldest theme parks in the world and it has won serval prizes for the best theme park in Europe. The park officially opened in May 1952 and it has evolved from a nature park with a playground and a fairy tale forest into a full-sized theme park that now delivers fun to kids and adults. From March 2024, an Efteling tour will depart from the centre of Amsterdam every Saturday.

In addition to the theme park, the Efteling park also offers:

  • A theatre (Efteling Theater)
  • Two hotels (Efteling Hotel and Efteling Loonsche Land)
  • Two-holiday parks (Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land) and
  • A 18 hole golf park (Golfclub Efteling)

Efteling attractions

Looking for exciting rollercoasters, enchanting attractions or spectacular parkshows? Everyone will find what they are looking for in Efteling. Discover the largest theme park in Holland. A unique park in the middle of nature. In spring the park is full with tulips and other spring flowers. The theme park even has there own tulip: ‘the Efteling tulip”.

There are attractions for the little ones, the whole family or the Daredevils.

Efteling Opening Hours

The theme park is open every day of the year. The opening hours are depending of the periode you are visiting the park. Please check the calendar on the Efteling website to see the opening hours on the day of your visit.

Efteling Tickets Prices

The price for an Efteling ticket depends on the day on which you want to visit the amusement park. Please check below whether there are still tickets available on the day you wish to visit and immediately see the current price. You can then reserve your tickets immediately.

Below you can easily check the price and availability of individual Efteling tickets. These tickets do not include transport. Children aged 0-3 enter for free.

Visit the Efteling in a luxurious and economical way. From March 2024, an Efteling tour will depart from the centre of Amsterdam every Saturday. You will travel by luxury coach directly to the Efteling. Check below the availability per day and the current price and book your tour to the Efteling directly. Please note! There is only 1 bus per day so book your tour in time.

Efteling hotel and holiday park

Enjoy Efteling for more than just one day! Stay in one of the hotel rooms, holiday homes or apartments. An overnight stay at Efteling always includes unlimited access to the park and free entry for children up to 3 years old.

Hotel room

Stay and enjoy all services in one of the hotel rooms, themed suites or themed rooms. Rooms are always including breakfast.

Holiday homes

Enjoy the privacy of an overnight stay in one of the holiday homes. Each holiday home has its own cooking facilities.


Stay overnight in a comfortable apartment. These apartments are situated in a central or quiet location.

Directions to Efteling

Efteling is located in Kaatsheuvel, in the province of North-Brabant and is 1 hour 35 minutes from Amsterdam Central station by train.

Tour to Efteling themepark from Amsterdam

With an Efteling tour from Amsterdam, you will travel to Holland’s most beautiful amusement park in a luxurious and inexpensive way. The tour departs every Saturday from Amsterdam. Check below the availability per day and the current price and book your tour to the Efteling directly. Please note! There is only 1 bus per day so book your tour in time.

From Amsterdam Central Station by train.

Take the train to ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch). There are bus connections that go to Efteling from here (bus lines 300, 301, 136 and 800). Get off at the Efteling bus stop.
You can also travel directly to Efteling from Amsterdam Bijlmer/Arena and Almere on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the Flixbus (bus line 811).

Note: NS bus tickets can be bought on the bus and they do not include access to the park.

From Amsterdam by car & parking

Address Efteling
Efteling, Netherlands
Europalaan 1
5171 KW Kaatsheuvel
+31 (0) 41 537 777

Use your navigation system and get your directions to the Efteling. Maintain in the direction of Utrecht (A2). Follow E25 to ‘s-Hertogenbosch.Take exit Waalwijk (A59), followed by exit Waalwijk/Kaatsheuvel (N261). Follow the signs ‘Efteling’. 

Parking at Efteling park

Efteling offers sufficient parking spots for cars, coaches and even caravans. A parking spot costs € 12.50 a day. Guests of the Efteling Hotel and Holiday Villages Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land are allowed to park for free in the central car park.

From Rotterdam by car

Maintain in the direction of Dordrecht/Breda. Take exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch (A59), followed by exit Waalwijk/Kaatsheuvel. Follow the signs ‘Efteling’.

Download the free Efteling app

Download the Efteling app before you go. It has a map of the theme park and a real-time overview of which attractions have the shortest lines. You can download the app for free on Google Play or App Store.

FAQ Efteling

Can I bring food and drinks into the park?

It is possible to bring your own drinks and food in the park. However, it is not permitted to consume this food and drinks in the park’s catering locations and terraces.

Are pets allowed in the park?

Pets are not allowed into Efteling, but there is a free kennel for dogs near the main entrance. Your dog will be well looked after but this service does not include food or dog walking services. Visitors are also asked to bring a pillow/blanket or basket with them for their dog.

Can I leave the park temporarily to go fetch something?

During a day at Efteling, it is not possible to leave the park and go back in with the same ticket. Of course, we make an exception if you want to get something from your car, for example. In this case, please inform one of our employees when you exit the park. If you have an annual pass or are staying at the Hotel Efteling, Efteling Village Bosrijk or Efteling Village Loonsche Land, you can enter and leave the park as you wish.

Is Efteling wheelchair friendly?

Yes, the park is wheelchair friendly and we also offer certain services to disabled people. These services include; free wheelchair rental and wheelchair access to attractions.