Practical information about your stay

About the Efteling Hotel

Will you be staying at the Efteling Hotel soon? Here you will find practical information about your stay, the facilities and things for all of you to enjoy.

Arrival and departure

Check-in with the digital key

You will receive an e-mail 8 days before arrival to activate your digital key. This digital key is linked to the free Efteling app. On arrival, you can use the digital key on your phone to:

  • open the luggage room
  • enter your hotel room (from 4:00 pm onwards*). You do not need to check in or out at the reception.
  • enter the Badhuys indoor swimming pool (and open the barriers at the Holiday Village Efteling Bosrijk car park)

In addition to the digital key, the Efteling app also contains your entrance tickets for Efteling Theme Park.

* Earlier access to your hotel room is possible after consultation. The costs for this are € 10.00 per hour. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

You didn't receive an e-mail or you prefer to use a key card?
Then you can also check in at the reception. The reception of the Efteling Hotel is open from 7 am to 10.30 p.m. A night service is available outside opening hours.


You must leave your hotel room by 10.30 am on the day of your departure. You do not need to check out at the reception. You can still make use of all the facilities and Efteling Park throughout the day. You can use the digital key to put your luggage in the luggage room. Lockers are available in this area for valuables.

Route and car park

By car

Plan your route now or enter the following address in your sat nav:
Horst 31
5171 RA Kaatsheuvel

As a guest of the Efteling Hotel, you can park free of charge in the hotel car park. You may use the car park on all days of your stay. Special parking spaces are available for disabled guests. Charging stations are available at a fee for electric cars. You must bring your own charging cable.

Public transport

Efteling Hotel can easily be reached by public transport from anywhere in the Netherlands and Belgium. Find out which train or bus connection you need and plan your trip!

Entrance to the Efteling theme park

Unlimited access

As a guest of Efteling Hotel, you have access to the Efteling Park on all days of your stay (including arrival and departure days). Booking a visit is not necessary.

Entrance & parking at the Theme Park

You can find the entrance tickets for the theme park 8 days before arrival in the Efteling app. Would you rather print them? You can also download them from your Efteling account 8 days before arrival.

Half an hour earlier access

As an Efteling Hotel guest, you have access to Efteling Park half an hour earlier. A number of attractions will already be open especially for you.

You can enter the park via a special entrance upon showing your Efteling tickets. You can reach this special entrance by following the yellow footsteps on the car park.The theme park is only a 5-minute walk from the Efteling Hotel!

Facilities Efteling Hotel


Are you using your digital key? If so, you don't have to go to reception to check in. Do you have a question or want to make a reservation? You can then go to the reception in the lobby. The reception is open daily from 7.00 am to 10.30 pm. You can go to the reception for:

  • Wheelchair rental
  • Extra baby's bed (at an additional cost)
  • Use of small lockers for valuable items

Souvenir shop 't Aendencken

Souvenir shop 't Aendencken is located on the ground floor of the Efteling Hotel. In this shop, you can buy various Efteling souvenirs or pharmaceutical products. The souvenir shop is open daily from 07:00 to 22:00.


Make your stay even more magical and meet your favourite Efteling inhabitants and Pardoes the magic jester at the Efteling Hotel. View all play times here >

Fun for the children

For children, there is  an indoor Kids' Castle at the Efteling Hotel. This is located on the ground floor opposite Restaurant De Hoffelijke Heraut. In addition, all rooms have Efteling-tv. Or take a seat in the TV theatre in the lobby. You can watch the nicest Fairytale Tree and Mr Sandman videos there.

Badhuys indoor splash pool

As a guest of Efteling Hotel, you can also use the indoor swimming pool in Bosrijk. The Badhuys is an indoor water play area with a paddling pool, a pool for toddlers, a 130 cm deep pool and various play items. Come and have fun in the hot water, let yourself be carried away by the currents or relax in the bubble baths. Your digital key gives access to the swimming pool and the barriers of the car park at Bosrijk. More information about the Badhuys >

Eating and drinking during your stay

Food and drinks during your stay

We are happy to provide you with delicious food and drinks during your stay. View the options below and get ready for a delicious visit!


Breakfast is always included with an overnight stay at the Efteling Hotel. Making a reservation is not necessary. Slide in at a time of your choice and enjoy a generous breakfast buffet with fresh products.

  • Walk-in breakfast: from 7.00 to 11.00 am
    Please note that at busy times you may have to wait a while, especially between 8.30 and 9.30 am.


Lunch at the Efteling Hotel
From Friday to Sunday, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at Bar de Gelagkamer. The menu includes various sandwiches and snacks. View the menu here >

Lunch in Efteling
Make the most of your visit and have lunch in the park. From salads and fresh rolls to Turkish pizza or fries. Anything is possible! Download the free Efteling app for the current opening hours of all restaurants.


Dining at the Efteling Hotel
Feel like a king or queen when dining in restaurant De Hoffelijke Heraut. Choose from delicious starters, main courses and desserts. There is also a special children's menu. Making a reservation is desirable and can be done when booking your stay or afterwards in your Efteling account.

Dining in Efteling 
In a number of restaurants in Efteling Park, you can sit down for dinner after closing time, for example at Polles Keuken or Pinocchio's pizza & pasta restaurant. View all restaurants >

Bar De Gelagkamer

End your day cosily with a nice drink in Bar De Gelagkamer. This café-bar can be found on the ground floor of the hotel and is open at the following times:

Monday to Sunday: 12 p.m. - 12.00 a.m. (Lunch until 4 p.m.)

CARO, a wonderful Efteling show

A visual spectacle

Be amazed by CARO, the fantastic family show full of humour, music and acrobatics! Instead of the regular price of €26.50 p.p., you will pay only €12.50 p.p. as an overnight guest!

Book tickets
Reservations can be made while making your booking or afterwards in your Efteling account. The tickets can be found in the Efteling app. If you would prefer to print them, you can download them in your Efteling account.

Book additional services

Make your stay even more special

Choose from the many extras, such as an enchanting Efteling gift or a Mr Sandman package including shampoo, shower gel and a toothbrush set. Do you have something to celebrate? Make your stay extra festive with delicious bubbles, a bunch of flowers in your room or a whipped cream pie. Book the extras in your Efteling account or contact us.

Payment and cancellation


It is possible to pay the full amount for overnight stays in the Efteling Hotel in one go or to pay a deposit. The down payment consists of 30% of the total price and can be made up to six weeks in advance. You must have paid the entire amount six weeks before the check-in date. You can pay the remaining amount via your Efteling account.


Of course, it is possible to cancel your booking. However, please be aware, that if you do, you may be charged a cancellation fee. You can read more about cancellations in our terms and conditions.

Guests with disabilities

Guests with disabilities

The Efteling Hotel includes rooms that have been specially adapted for disabled visitors. A number of parking spaces are reserved for disabled guests and the hotel has two lifts. In addition, you can rent a wheelchair at the reception.

Do you have an auditory impairment? Then you can borrow a special alarm clock with a vibrating disk and flashes at the reception.

Would you like to make use of the special facilities at Efteling Park for guests with disabilities? You can request a personal facilities card

Stay at the Efteling Hotel

Wake up in your own fairytale in one of the Efteling Hotel’s enchanting rooms.