New look for Dutch family park
Drievliet, the family amusement park near The Hague in Holland, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this season and guests will be notice a new look in the original half of the park.
A pirate/jungle theme has been applied throughout the area, with the park’s Pirate Ship, Troika, Jungle River log flume, games and shops all benefiting from the new look. A number Drievliet’s restaurants and food kiosks have also been improved with additional capacity.
Founded in 1938, and run today by the three brothers Piet, Wim and Jos Faaij, the park has also added a new attraction for the 70th anniversary. The huge Zeebonkenhonk playground (see sketch above) is themed as a giant shipwreck and was designed for the park by the Dutch company Kinderland. The 12-metre-high attraction features nets, suspension bridges and a number of waterplay features and gives young guests a beautiful view over the park.
Meanwhile last year’s big addition, the Formule X launch coaster from Maurer Söhne, is now equipped with an on-ride photo system by Socrates of Amsterdam. The park bought the system outright and so no revenue share is required.