We’re planning a trip during the Easter mid-term four nights self-catering, one of the best times to visit Efteling as it’s not a school holiday in Holland, so the magical park will be free of queues but still as atmospheric as ever. Flights at the time of going to print were just €119 per person, so considering daily entry to the park is also included, this is a fantastic Fun Holiday.
This place has everything you might expect of a traditional Dutch countryside. Windmills, tulips and some beautiful scenery, but so much more than that is waiting for you.
Your accommodation is a 3 or 4-bed Lakeside Lodge, just a few minutes walk from the Resort and Theme Park. Your package includes entry to the Park for all five days of your stay, and it still might not be enough time.
Endless entertainment, rides, shows, and everything your children could dream of is just everywhere, and there are no charges for the rides, they’re all included in your entry to the Park!
A Roller Coaster ride called The Baron is 130 seconds of thrills and excitement. You, the ‘Miners’ are on a 37.5m free fall into the mining shaft to search for gold, then there’s a half-loop, a weightless-inducing corkscrew roll, and then you’re safely deposited back to earth. Not for the faint-hearted.
Another roller coaster is a double-wooden track, with riders on each, both competing in a race to the finish. A Dragon with power over water and fire threatens the kingdom, so you must protect your king!
If something more serene is your thing, then head to the flying Thai Temple, which will gently raise you above the park and rotate, so you can see all the places you’ve already visited that day, before slowly descending back to earth.
Another lovely quiet activity is a cruise on the lake or a trip on the Park Steam Train.
There really is something for everyone here. Relax in one of the many eateries while the children are entertained…
…or have a picnic at the lodge while the kids go wild in the playground.
There’s a carousel…
The longest swinging boat ride in the world…
Some white water rapids…
And of course, plenty of roller coasters…
All rides in the park are included in your entry ticket, so the only extras you have to worry about are food and drink, and of course souvenirs 🙂
But now lets look into the amazing accommodation. These spacious lodges are either 3 or 4 bedrooms, with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax.
Comfortable twin, double and bunk beds make for a very pleasant stay in a stunning location.
All mod cons are provided, so you can go completely self-catering in the safe knowledge that everything you need is right there.
A water show like no other is celebrated throughout your stay, with spectacular lights and music co-ordinated with water jets and culminating in an eye-popping display to end your day at the park.
As usual, FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED, but at the time of going to press, they’re quite affordable, coming in at €119 per person. You’d be flying into Eindhoven Airport on Monday March 26th and returning to Ireland on March 30th, with airport transfers included each way. Entry to the Theme Park is included for Monday to Friday inclusive, but as the only flights on those dates to Eindhoven are getting you in late on Monday and leaving early Friday, some families on past trips have opted to fly into another airport and make their own way to Efteling, so if you would like to choose that option just let us know!
So to include 4 nights self-catering, airport transfers from Eindhoven Airport and daily Theme Park Entry during your stay, prices are as follows: