When fairy tales are told in the Netherlands, it would be impossible not to mention Efteling Netherlands.
Efteling is a fantasy-themed amusement park and recreation complex in Kaatsheuvel, a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. The attractions in the park are based on elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables and folklore. Officially opened in May 1952, Efteling has evolved from a nature park with a playground and a fairy tale forest into a full-sized theme park that now caters to both children and adults with its cultural, romantic, and nostalgic themes, in addition to its wide array of amusement rides.
In addition to the amusement park, the Efteling World can boast of;
- A theatre (Efteling Theater),
- Two hotels (Efteling Hotel and Efteling Loonsche Land),
- Two-holiday parks (Efteling Bosrijk and Efteling Loonsche Land) and
- A golf park (Golfclub Efteling).