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One weekend at Efteling

Efteling
Efteling

 

One week ago we visited the theme- and adventure park Efteling in the Netherlands. Before I start telling you about our incredible time in Efteling, I will begin with some general information about the park.

Efteling opened in the 1930s as a hiking- and nature park and developed further in a fairytale park in the beginning of the 1950s. Twenty years later Efteling changed from a pure fairytale part into a themepark. Many rides like Python, Pirana and Villa Volta and the Flying Dutchman were built during the 90s.

Around the park there are four different places, where you can stay over night and even make real holidays.

Our Accomodation – Efteling Bosrijk

We were accomodated in Bosrijk. Bosrijk is located in a wonderful conifer forest.

Efteling Bosrijk
Efteling Bosrijk

 

Entrance to Bosrijk

Entrance to Efteling Bosrijk at night
Entrance to Efteling Bosrijk at night

 

On the picture below you can see the Efteling houses in Bosrijk located at a small see. The castle in the background was illuminated at night ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Bosrijk
Bosrijk

 

You can choose between small villages like ours or seperate single houses.

Bosrijk market
Bosrijk market

 

After a long ride we were happy to check in at our temporary new home. But I tried to enter our neighbors house… ๐Ÿ™‚ After this little mistake we took our package from our car and explored Nr. 536.

entering our house
entering our house

 

Living room

 

Living room
Living room

 

Bedroom

 

Bedroom
Bedroom

 

Bathroom

 

Bathroom
Bathroom

 

 

Kitchen

We were really surprised about the well equipped kitchen. An oven, microwave, stove and dishes made that kitchen completely functional.

Our Kitchen for the weekend
Our Kitchen for the weekend

 

 

House back view
House back view

 

Wonderful Breakfast

Besides our great house, Efteling offered a rich breakfast. Cold cuts, salmon, cheese and my different types of marmalade were part of a wonderful breakfast. Breakfast room was only a few steps away from our mansion ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A variety of marmalades
A variety of marmalades

 

 

cold cuts, cheese, salmon, fruits and yogurt
cold cuts, cheese, salmon, fruits and yogurt

 

 

having breakfast together
having breakfast together

 

Our Accomodation was really great. We have enjoyed the evenings in the living room and the nights in our comfortable beds. There was no problem to get out because of backache or something else. AND that was important to us. How you can see, we have had a strict plan to get everything to see and more important, we wanted to ride the attractions:) You will wonder how spacious the park is. I still can not believe that we didn’t get everything to see during the three days.

 

To cut a long story short, here are some impressions from our time in Efteling. Enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Attractions

Python

Python
Python

 

Halve Maen

Halve Maen
Halve Maen

 

 

On Halve Maen
On Halve Maen

 

Symbolica

Symbolica
Symbolica

 

Baron 1898

The legendary Baron 1898 – Insider tip: There are two different lines. Take the line for the front row. You have to wait some minutes more, but I advise you to be patient. We have tested the second row first and then decided to take a ride in the front row. It is worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Baron 1898
Baron 1898

 

 

Baron 1898
Baron 1898

 

 

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman was my personal favorite attraction. I don’t want to reveal too much, but the attraction is a good mixture of theme ride, water ride and roller coaster. Enjoy it ! ! ! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Flying Dutchman
Flying Dutchman

 

 

brilliant details
brilliant details

 

 

Flying Dutchman
Flying Dutchman

 

 

Having fun on Flying Dutchman
Having fun on Flying Dutchman

 

 

Villa Volta

Villa Volta
Villa Volta

 

Look forward with pleasure to this wonderful and mysterious attraction… ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Vogel Rok

Vogel Rok
Vogel Rok

 

The first highlight of this attraction is definitive the entrance. I have never seen such a cool entrance to a roller coaster. And the dark ride makes sure everyone cries for fun.

 

 

The Flying Island – Pagode

The Pagode is a flying island that goes up to ca. 50 meters. You have a fantastic view over the Efteling area.

 

Flying Pagode
Flying Pagode

 

If you have height phobia, stay on the ground and and have a look at your friends pictures after…or you will “enjoy” the trip like our friend Stefan ๐Ÿ™‚ Notice: We were definitely not bored as it seems to be in the picture, but we were just posting about the stunning view on instagram ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

enjoy the moment!
enjoy the moment!

 

Fantastic view
Fantastic view

A fully active steam locomotive makes its way around the park. Get on and take a ride through the park to plan your route ๐Ÿ™‚

 

rails of the steam locomotive
rails of the steam locomotive

 

 

As you have seen there are many attractions in Efteling for every kind of person. Although two of our group were afraid of some attractions, we have almost taken every ride togehter. Only Baron 1898 was an exception. If you take the first row, this ride is an adrenalin rush and a pure experience for every “hardliner”.

 

Marejik – The Wonderland

The so called Marejik is the famous part of the old Efteling. Fairy tales, wondrously creatures and a fabulous atmosphere make that place an adventure for the young and the old.

 

Fairy Tale Tree

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Hey friend! Who has the longest neck in the picture?

 

 

making fun

 

 

 

The Witch’s House

The Witch’s House just didn’t look fantastic, it smelled like you were part of the old tale. Poor Hรคnsel and Gretel… ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

The Witch's House

 

 

The Fairy Tale Castle

The Fairy Tale Castle

 

Food and Fun in Efteling

In the park there are different snack bars, restaurants and even grills. See below some impressions of typical Dutch food from the park ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Potato & Chips
Potato & Chips

 

Fresh Salad

 

Delicious Salad

 

 

Delicious Soft Ice Cream with different toppings is something you have to try! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Soft Ice Cream

 

 

If you want to win one of these hilarious donuts, try your luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

There are many kind of outtakes and this is our best an ! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

Conclusion

Efteling is a park for everyone. We had so much fun doing all these great attractions. The different theme rides with its detailled facades and the fairy tale park make Efteling a place for everyone. You can choose from attractions for young people and even children and rides for adults. Although the park has many visitors, it doesn’t feel very crowded due to the huge park size.

We had an amazing weekend and I want to thank Efteling for alle the great moments that we had! ! ! I am sure that we will come back to visit the biggest theme park in the Netherlands ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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