After an amazing two weeks we are now sadly packing our suitcases ready to head back to reality tonight!! We're taking masses of amazing memories and once in a life time experiences home with us though!! Had an absolute ball from morning through to night day in day out ☀️💙 @holidayvillageturkey
Oh my days that reflection! I never get tired of looking at these photos (sad times for you peeps!).
But back to top tips for Efteling... If you don’t fancy self-catered, no matter - Loonsche Land has a themed hotel as part of the eco-village as well. (We had a peak at some of the rooms - ooh err! Imagination and nature combine in this design! The kids will have a field day!)
Whichever accommodation option you choose, breakfast in the restaurant in the above hotel is included: a self service buffet. But be advised, you want to get there early: by 9am it’s ransacked as everyone takes advantage of the early entry to the park. That’s right, if you stay in one of the holiday villages, you can enter the park 30mins before opening time, which is more than enough time to cram in three or four rollercoasters (sans queue!), leaving you more time to enjoy the rest of your day at a slower pace.👍🏻
(Photo credit: the OH)
But Efteling is so much more than *just* a theme park... In keeping with the park theme, there’s a fairytale/medieval style hotel, a similar themed holiday village (Bosrijk) and a new eco-village where we stayed, Loonsche Land.
In a word, it’s lovely.👌🏻
It’s like a small oasis of calm after a manic day at the park. It’s quiet, peaceful, there’s kids outside playing on bikes or the playground while parents either cook dinner in their self-catered cottages or order from the Efteling pizza delivery (yes, really!). Designed with nature in mind, you’re surrounded by rolling sand dunes, forest, meadows and water runs throughout the village, creating a series of paths and bridges for kids to explore. It’s exactly what we needed to unwind and take the pace a bit slower whenever we weren’t in the park.
(PS - thank you to the OH who captured this beautiful shot of Loonsche Land at dusk. Look at that reflection!)