Practical information about your stay

Efteling Hotel

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 room key

You will receive an e-mail 8 days before arrival to activate your digital room key. This digital key is linked to the Efteling app on your phone and gives you access to your hotel room from 4 pm on the day of arrival. You will also find your room number in the Efteling app shortly before your arrival. This means that you do not need to check in at the reception desk.

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 keycard?
Then you can also check in at the reception. The reception of the Efteling Hotel is open 24 hours a day. Do you expect to arrive after 6 pm? Then please contact us.


On the day of departure, you must leave your hotel room before 10.30 am. There is no need to check out at the reception.

Route and car park

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!

By car

You may set your navigation system to the following address:

- Horst 31
- 5171 RA Kaatsheuvel
- Nederland


Only guests of the Efteling Hotel may 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.

Entrance to Efteling 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 tickets to Efteling Park

You can find the entrance tickets for the theme park 8 days before arrival in the Efteling app under the main menu at 'Account & Tickets'. 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. Would you like to know what time Efteling Park opens? Take a look at the normal opening times.

Walking route to the Efteling Park

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!

Efteling Hotel facilities


Are you using your digital room 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? Then please go to the 24-hour reception desk in the lobby.

You can go to the reception for:

  • Restaurant reservations
  • Extra baby bed (€ 10.00 per night)
  • Hire of wheelchairs
  • Luggage room
  • Bicycle rental (book at least 1 day in advance)
  • Reservations for the Efteling Theatre

Extra features in the Efteling Hotel

  • Restaurant ‘De Hoffelijke Heraut’
  • Bar ‘De Gelagkamer’
  • Atmospheric terrace with morning and evening sun
  • Indoor play castle
  • Souvenir shop
  • Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Completely smoke-free 
  • Pets not allowed (with the exception of guide dogs)
  • Extra for hotel guests: swimming in the Badhuys 

Eating and drinking at the Efteling Hotel

We are happy to provide you with wonderful food and drinks during your stay. Take a look at the possibilities within the Efteling Hotel below and prepare yourself for a delicious visit!


Start your day full of energy with a generous breakfast, which is included in your overnight stay. We will make sure that your breakfast is waiting for you in one of our restaurants.

It is mandatory to reserve a time slot. Have you not done this yet? Please reserve a time slot in your Efteling account or contact us.

Lunch and dinner

Enjoy a delicious lunch in Bar de Gelagkamer or feel like a king or queen when dining in restaurant De Hoffelijke Heraut. Choose from the delicious à la carte dishes or go for the chef's surprise menu!

You can make a dinner reservation via your Efteling account. To make a lunch reservation, please contact us.

Discover more food and drinks

CARO, a wonderful Efteling show

Be amazed by CARO, the fantastic family show full of humour, music and acrobatics! Instead of the regular price of € 25.00 per person, you can book a ticket during your stay for only € 10.00 per person in 2022 and € 12.50 per person in 2023.

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.

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.

Disabled guests

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. 

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