A top 10 of the best Dutch amusement parks
Find out what the best Dutch amusement parks are! This post describes a top 10 of the best Dutch amusement parks where you can find plenty of roller coasters, playgrounds, thrill rides and water parks. Please note that the opening dates are subject to change without notice, so always check the website of the amusement park for the newest information. Enjoy!
The Efteling in Kaatsheuvel is definitely the most famous attraction park of the Netherlands! It opened in 1952 and is among the oldest theme parks in the world. It is the largest themepark of the Netherlands and focus on (Dutch) fairytales. The park has many attraction for daredevils, like rollercoasters, river rapid rides or a bobsleigh ride, but also attraction for little children like a fairytale forest or a 3D cinema.
You can overnight in the park. I have stayed once a night in a holiday home. The houses are big, clean, cozy and very suitable for families. It is a great park! If staying overnight in the park is too expensive for you, I can recommend staying in one of the hotels nearby the Efteling (less than 5 km distance):
Perfect for families: GuestHouse Hotel Kaatsheuvel-Waalwijk or EftelHuysje
Budget travelers: Boutique Hotel en B&B De Zwammenberg or Hotel Restaurant de Joremeinshoeve
Mid-range accommodations: Bed en Breakfast de Olm or GuestHouse Hotel Kaatsheuvel-Waalwijk
Luxury place: Het Wagenhuis
The Julianatoren in Apeldoorn dates from 1910 and is the oldest theme park in the Netherlands. The park was named after the late Dutch queen Juliana. The park is built around the Queen Juliana Tower, which an official monument. The park has more than 60 rides. Most of them are for children till 12 years.
Amusement Park Duinrell (Wassenaar)
“A splashing day out or a fun family holiday”! Amusement Park Duinrell in Wassenaar is a combination of an outside attraction park and an inside pool with many fantastic waterslides. Tikibad (the indoor pool) has the longest water slides in the Netherlands and is the largest indoor pool of the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). They also have bungalows or a family camping site where you can stay the night.
The entry price of this park depends on how long you would like to stay in the pool and if you would like to combine your pool visit with a visit to the outside attraction park.
Walibi World (formerly Six Flags) (Biddinghuizen)
Walibi World in Biddinghuizen is the best attraction park in the Netherlands (if you are a real daredevil). The highest and fastest roller coaster of Holland and Belgium can be found in Walibi World. The park has many more exciting attractions like a free fall, river rapid ride or a skydiver. You can also overnight in this park.
Adventurepark Hellendoorn (Hellendoorn)
Adventurepark Hellendoorn has more than 30 different rides, attractions and shows, including roller coasters and a waterpark with slides. It’s a great park to visit!
Themepark and Resort Slagharen (Slagharen)
Themepark Slagharen is a nice to visit. It has six themed areas; Wild West, Mexican, New Orleans, Yellowstone Jules Verne Adventureland and American Indian offering many rides, attractions, shows, parades and street theatre.
Drievliet (The Hague)
In Drievliet (The Hague) you can find many attractions for families, small children, but also some attractions for daredevils. Whether you prefer taking one of the roller coasters for a merry up-and-down ride, have a thrill in the ghost train or have some fun watching one of the shows, it is all possible in Drievliet. The park also has a park theater, a 5D cinema and a jungle show.
Madurodam (The Hague)
This is a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Scheveningen district of The Hague in the Netherlands. Madurodam shows a number of important architectural landmarks and/or institutions of the Netherlands. Madurodam is a great place to help you plan your itinerary for visiting the Netherlands.
Sprookjeswonderland in Enkhuizen is a fairytale wonderland for little children. It has a playground, little zoo, gnome village and other attractions. The park is open from April – October.
Toverland Amusement Park (Sevenum)
Toverland Amusement Park offers more than 30 attractions and rides for young and old, outside as well as inside. The park offers a special winter edition from November till January with lots of special events. Most of the attractions are for small children.
I have visited the Efteling, Walbi World, Duinrell, Slagharen and Hellendoorn. Walibi World and The Efteling are my favorite Dutch amusement parks! Have you already visited one of these 10 amusement parks? Which one is your favourite?
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