With the Netherlands now confirmed as a quarantine-free destination for UK travellers, summer holidays are back on and there’s no better place to spend quality time with the family than at Efteling – the fairy-tale theme park in the south of Holland.
Until 30 August, Efteling is celebrating the summer with evening openings, updated entertainment and a new ride, which UK visitors can now enjoy.
The theme park is open, welcoming a smaller number of visitors per day in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines. As a result, the opening hours have been extended, so visitors can now visit until 10pm. All reservations must be made online before the visit. Those that choose to stay on-site at Efteling in one of its hotels or self-catered holiday houses will automatically receive a pass to the park for the duration of their stay.
During the summer, guests can cool off in the shady Fairytale Forest or riding the water attractions such as the Piraña river rapids ride and the water coaster The Flying Dutchman. There is plenty of entertainment such as the popular park show Raveleijn and UK visitors can now enjoy a crazy ride on the new family roller coaster, Max & Moritz, which opened in June.
Those that opt to visit in the summer evenings can enjoy the magical, illuminated Efteling in the dark and can ride the roller coasters until late in the evening. The entertainment programme is almost identical in the day and evening, while the water show Aquanura is now also playing during the day and in the evening.
Entertainment at Raveleijn
As of 4 July, the park show Raveleijn is back at Efteling with a new storyline and can be experienced during the day as well as in the evening. This updated open-air show lasts 12 minutes and follows five young heroes as they train to be riders in order to protect their magical city of Raveleijn in case it is ever in danger.
Max & Moritz
The new double family roller coaster Max & Moritz opened to the public on 20 June to much acclaim. The ride is geared to children aged between 4 and 10 years old, with a minimum height of one metre, and has two tracks on which two trains ride in opposite directions and meet each other a couple of times. Visitors get to choose which train to ride: Max (blue) or Moritz (green). Each track has its own exciting experience with sharp curves and accelerations.