Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands,

Winter Efteling

Winter warmth, crackling camp fires and thousands of lights

From 10 November 2011 until 5 February 2012, Winter Efteling is open daily from 11.00 to 18.00 hours. During weekends and the Christmas holidays, the park is open until 20.00 hours. While Efteling is open 365 days a year, during these 12 weeks it is decked out in all its winter splendour. The fairytales and other attractions are decorated with fairy lights, while cosy camp fires and live entertainment provide a warm atmosphere during the bleak winter months. Exclusively during Winter Efteling, extra seasonal activities are also on offer, such as a indoor ice rink; Children’s Winter Wonderland with a real snow slide; and a cross-country skiing course. 

Only during Winter Efteling

Almost all of the park’s attractions remain open during Winter Efteling, with the exception of The Flying Dutchman, the Python, rapid ride Piraña and the boating lake. In addition, some attractions can only be visited during Winter Efteling: the indoor Icerink, where visitors can enjoy skating together; the cross-country skiing course; and Children’s Winter Wonderland, where the kids can take turns on a real snow slide. In the , Mother Goat is dressed in her woollen skirts and Long Neck wears a scarf to protect himself against the frost. George and the Dragon, the swinging ship ‘Halve Maen’, Swiss Bob and the old-timer track ‘D´Oude Tuffer’ are all open, except in freezing conditions. Winter Efteling is a truly heart-warming place with crackling camp fires and thousands of twinkling lights.

Live entertainment

Whilst ambling between enchanting fairytale settings, visitors come across cheery live entertainment, such as Pardoes and Pardijn or the well-known inhabitants of the . Young and old can enjoy the Grobbles’ shenanigans, whilst sipping a mug of hot chocolate or pea soup. The Efteling Musicians serenade guests with joyful music and the gospel choir sing warm, soulful songs. Visitors might also like to take a sleigh ride through the park. At the exit, acrobats mesmerise visitors for the final time with breathtaking aerobatics beneath the entrance building’s roof.

Winter Efteling opening days and hours

  • Thursday 10 November 2011 to Sunday 5 February 2012
  • Weekdays: 11.00-18.00 hours
  • Weekends and Christmas Holidays (24 Dec to 8 Jan.): 11.00-20.00 hours
  • New Year’s Eve (31 December 2011): rides to 00.00 hours 11.00-01.00 hours