The Efteling Theme Park (or de Efteling in Dutch) is located in the town of Kaatsheuvel, in the municipality of Loon op Zand, Netherlands. The park is the most popular in Netherlands and one of the most famous and oldest theme parks in the world. In 1992, the Efteling Theme Park received the IAAPA Applause Award for the Best Amusement Park in the World.
The success of the Efteling Theme Park has grown from its rich Imagineering, special rides and architecture, and splendid green environments and gardening. It is spreading over one hundred and sixty acres of land, whereas a larger area is covered with young forests and foliage, some grass and roads, and an eighteen-hole golf course. Large ponds and gardens, thousands of flowers and many gardeners, who carefully take care of all green environments, and pretty young trees add much to the general appeal of the Efteling Theme Park and distinguish it among the world's leading amusement venues.
It has fast rides and fairytale thematic lands, playgrounds and festivals, which, together with the green foliage and blooming flowers, please the eye and bring enjoyment and fun to visitors of any ages. Since 1999, the park is open in winter and the popularity of "Winter Efteling" is growing annually with the peak during the holidays, when the park caters to thousands of visitors daily.
Not far from the Efteling Theme Park, there is the Efteling Hotel: a theme hotel for guests, who value hospitality and comfort. The pet-friendly hotel features one hundred and twenty rooms for one to four guests. All rooms are equipped with a modern bathroom, queen-size beds, a color TV, a trouser press, a hairdryer and a safe. Themed rooms include the Fata Morgana suite, the Hansel & Gretel room, Cirus room, Bridal suite and Fifties room. The atmosphere and interior of these special rooms bring the themes to life. There is a cozy restaurant "De Hoffelijke Heraut" and a nice bar "De Gelagmaker". The Efteling Hotel has five meeting facilities on the first floor, equipped with the necessary communication and audiovisual devices.
The hotel guests have an access to a special entrance of the Efteling Theme Park, which is located in a walking distance and opens fifteen minutes before the main entrance. They are offered special accommodation packages, comprising discount day or two-day tickets for the park. For instance, there is the Hoffelijke Heraut Arrangement 2006 with a day or two-day ticket for the attraction park Efteling season 2006, an overnight stay in a luxury standard room, including an extensive breakfast buffet and a three-course evening meal. The price for adults is ninety two euros, including a one-day ticket, one hundred and thirteen euros for adults a two-day ticket, fifty eight for children of four up to twelve, including a one-day ticket, seventy nine for children and a two-day ticket, children under four - free.
There are convenient options of an online ticket purchase. You can buy entrance tickets for the Efteling Theme Park online with a one euro reduction per ticket. It is also possible to order your tickets online and to print them out at home. You can also receive the tickets via SMS on your mobile phone, including an online discount. Entrance tickets for handicapped visitors, visitors over sixty years old and group entrance tickets (for twenty or more people) are only available at the Efteling counter.