Tuesday, 26 May 2009


I live in New Zealand but recently I went on a family visit to Holland and of course we went to the Efteling. This is a huge theme park in Kaatsheuvel somewhere in the middle of Holland. I went here for the first time when I was small The fairy tale forest was and still is one of my favourites. But also Dream flight, the laaf people and and just look here to get to know all the attractions. When we went home "Everyone burst out singing and I was filled with such delight"
The rowing lake just behind the entrance. There is something for everybody.
We entered the newest atrraction The flying Dutchman Through this building a longboat goes up 22.5 mtr high and than goes downward 70km per hour and lands with a little splash in the water
The ghost ship was popular. Standing in line wasn't bad because the atmosphere inside was terrific, walking through a dark middle aged street.
From here you can see the whole park
We were eating with Holle Bolle Gijs. This hollow man, with the hat on, is all over the Efteling. He says "paper here" and when you throw a piece in his mouth he says nicely Thank you.
One of my favourites; The building of Fata Morgana were you go with a boat through 1001 nights
The best Oriental experience
The troll King is telling you a story in Fairy tale forest. Of course Hansel and Gretel, the wolf and the seven goats and many others were there.


  1. Looks like a really good time, captured very well in your pictures.

  2. You got some incredible artchitecture in your shots, very well done.

    Have a great week
    Regina In Pictures

  3. I always enjoy your travel pictures and these are just exceptional. I love the way you worked the Carry On Tuesday prompt into your piece!Thanks for joining in.

  4. It looks like an awesome trip! I would love to go there.

  5. What a delightfully lovely place. I love amusement parks and this one looks top notch.

  6. What a cool amusement park. That building in the first one, is an interesting shape..

    Great photos and interesting description..

    PS .. I'm a Kiwi, currently living in the US. It's quite exciting when I see 'New Zealand' after the name on the entry :-)

  7. In answer to your question..

    I'm originally from Wellington, However, when we move back in the next year or so, we'll be living in Christchurch. My daughter and son-in-law live there, in Avonhead...

  8. Kia ora Marja,
    Been busy catching up on your prolific posting as I am up working the Taranaki for awhile. The mountain is snow covered and beautiful.
    Your trip makes me dream of taking my boys, and beautiful wife back to the states for a visit. So good to see you back Marja, I love your view of Life.

  9. Wow..it is beautiful. I had a chance visit your wonderful country a long time ago, a very short visit but I remembered the beauty of it. Now I am wishing I could be there..hugs/M

  10. Do ya really live in NZ?

    Hmmm Oh yes the bit down the bottom!

    Very well done Marja

  11. The last time I was at the Efteling my Australian daughter was a baby, 14 months old. I bet there have been a lot of changes since then for that was 38 years ago.Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a fantastic place. And beautiful photos! You obviously had a good time!

  13. You really had a great day. It is the sort of theme park that even I could enjoy..I'm not a Disneyland sort of person.
    Great atmosphere.

  14. photos r awesome.can't seep in enough of it!c my new poem too.


  15. Marja this is wonderful. Love how you did your trip with this prompt.

    Mine is on my meltingpotofthisandthat, this time.

  16. Love the pics. Thanks for sharing your stories with us!

  17. What a very interesting place to visit, so many very different things to experience, I would like to stroll along that dark middle ages street, but the oriental part would also be great.
    I am sure you really enjoyed your day.

  18. This looks like such a beautiful and peaceful park that would appeal to all ages. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Yeah, great photo's, cool post!!

  20. It is long ago I visited this park but I know it is really beautiful and you can spend hours and enjoy your time there.

    I think it is one of the most beautiful entertainment parks of Europe.

  21. Absolutly great photos!I am sure you enjoyed your time there!

  22. This is nice. Nice picture. But i like most Netherlands Efteling park. Netherlands is very beautiful place. Many famous places in netherlands like Flying Dutchman, Arabic theme park, Netherlands, initiated as a walking park, sports park cum play area, tennis courts, swimming areas. Efteling Theatre is one of five big theaters in Netherlands.


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