Efteling theme park is a fantasy-themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel. 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.
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)
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”.
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
Efteling offers a range of tickets. Decide for yourself whether you wish to pay the admission fee only or include some extras. When buying tickets online, you receive €2.00 discount per ticket on the price at the cash registers.
- Children aged 0-3 enter for free
- Get your ticket(s) by email and in the Efteling app
|Year Round Ticket||€ 40,00||Buy Tickets|
|Low Season Ticket||€ 38,00||Buy Tickets|
|Parking Ticket||€ 10,00||Buy Tickets|
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.
Stay and enjoy all services in one of the hotel rooms, themed suites or themed rooms. Rooms are always including breakfast.
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.
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
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’.
Efteling offers sufficient parking spots for cars and touring cars. A parking spot costs €10,00 a day. Guests of the Efteling Hotel and Holiday Villages Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land park for free in the respective central car park.
Parking at Efteling park
Efteling offers sufficient parking spots for cars, coaches and even caravans. A parking spot costs €10,00 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’.null
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.