Efteling Amusement Park
The Efteling is the most famous theme park in the Netherlands. It has a good number of rollercoasters for the real daredevils (the Baron, Joris en de Draak, Python, Bob, Vogelrock) but also has a lot of attractions in fantasy / fairytale style, and a lot of attractions for the little ones. In rides like ‘Droomvlucht’ you will see flying castles on moving planets in the dark. In Symbolica you will be invited in the castle of the Kingdom for an amazing Fantasy ride with a slight Harry Potter style touch. And there is a theater show called Raveleijn, which tells the story of 5 children that become knights as soon as they pass the gate of a hidden village. The show is fantastic, even if you don’t understand Dutch because the special effects are very good. The show contains elements of horseback riding knights, birds, and fire spitting dragons.
The theme park is located in Kaatsheuvel in the South of the Netherlands. We have found a nice family hotel at a short walking distance of the entrance. Children are very welcome here and they have free parking outside and a children’s play area.
Check out our hotel here.
When we stay in Kaatsheuvel, we always go to the same pancake restaurant: D’n Berepot. It is about a 10 minutes drive by car from the hotel and a very cosy place. The children often get a gift at the restaurant with their pancake. Remember, the Dutch pancakes are very thick compared to the French crepes.
Website of the restaurant: http://www.deberepot.nl/