10 things not to miss when you visit Efteling

1- The Fairytale Forest

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Follow the musical mushrooms through the Fairytale Forest where nostalgic stories come to life right in front of you including well known fairy tales such as Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel. You’ll even be introduced to some Dutch fairytales too!

2- Polles Keuken

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A trip to Polles Keuken is a must when visiting Efteling! Treat yourself to a pancake made by the experts whilst you watch the moving display of pots and pans which are sure to keep you entertained.

3- Baron 1898

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For the daredevils out there, Baron 1898 is a must do! The free falling dive coaster drops 37.5m and can go up to 90km/h. For those of you who prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, watching Baron 1898 from the ground is enough to give you chills.

4- Holle Bolle

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The hungry family of paper munching Holle Bolle bins will ensure the little ones clear up after themselves! Feed them paper and watch as they gobble it up right in front of you.

5- Live shows

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The live shows are not to be missed, watch the stunt riders battle it out in Raveleijin, and look out for the fire breathing dragon! Make sure to wait until after dark to watch Aquanura, the biggest water show in Europe, with 900 lights, 200 fountains, music and fire, it's a spectacular way to end the day.

6- Symbolica

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To celebrate Efteling's 65th anniversary, Efteling is opening their largest ride to date! Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy will take visitors on an adventure through the hidden rooms in the Palace, the family friendly attraction has fantasy carriages which will lead you down the corridor showing you that nothing is quite what it seems!

7- Accommodation

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You can live like royalty in the Efteling Hotel themed King suite, or join the circus for a day and stay in the Circus suite! Holiday Village Bosrijk offer a home away from home as it has wooden lakeside houses each with their own unique view. Efteling's newest accommodation, Holiday Village Efteling Loonsche Land will include rooms in the trees and some houses will be partly underground.

8- Potatoes on a stick

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You must visit the Eigenheymer cart to try the potatoes on a stick. This snack not only looks great, but it tastes delicious! You can get it in a variety of flavours too.

9- Pagode

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View Efteling from a different angle as you are taken 45m in the air to see the park from above. You'll be able to spot all the big rides from this spectacular view point, a perfect photo opportunity!

10- Steam Carousel

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This is Efteling's oldest attraction and it is loved by both children and adults. The traditional carousel is one that you must tick off your to-do list when visiting Efteling!

For more information head to the Efteling website.

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