3 min10 June 2022

Top 5 amusement parks in the Netherlands

We love amusement parks because they are places of great fun. Many attractions in one place, laughter, joy and fun are the first associations that come to mind when we think about them. They gather over a dozen, and sometimes several dozen different attractions, everyone can find something for themselves among them. Typically, roller coasters are the busiest. They allow us to experience the thrill that eventually, after a happy ride, turns almost into euphoria. In amusement parks, we forget about problems, responsibilities and everyday life. We are having fun and we don’t think about the future. The popularity of this entertainment is probably due to a desire to break away from the routine… Here are the top 5:

Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

Its origins date back to 1936 when a small amusement park with just several attractions was established here. Over the years, more carousels have been added to it, as a result of which today it is a very universal place. The more extreme attractions include the Tornado roller coaster and the Montezuma’s Revenge topspin. For children, there are playgrounds, including a ball pool, and small merry-go-rounds. A very interesting (and peaceful) attraction is the hedge maze. Scarecrows and other monsters appearing on the way make it difficult to find the way to the exit. The park is located in Hellendoorn in the eastern part of the Netherlands.


This is a small amusement park, located in Rijswijk, near The Hague. Its roots date back to 1938. Before the park developed into its present form, there was first a garden with a cafe and a few simple attractions. Today, there are many attractions for young children (preschool), so if you have children on board, it is worth starting your adventure with amusement parks in this place. Drievliet offers all the classic entertainment – a carousel with swings, log rafting, playgrounds… It is definitely a family place.


The name can be translated as “Enchanted Land” – and no wonder, because it is a theme park entirely dedicated to famous fairy tales. Therefore, fans of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales, such as Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood will surely have a great time here. Also waiting for guests here are Pinocchio, Gulliver, Sleeping Beauty and the Little Mermaid. The park mainly invites children aged 2-9, but parents and grandparents will also have a good time here. The Sprookjeswonderland is located in Enkhuizen, approx. 60 km from Amsterdam.

De Efteling

It is the largest amusement park in the Netherlands and the third-largest in the number of visitors in Europe. De Efteling is also one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It was established three years earlier than the first Disneyland in the United States (1955). Initially, there was only a Fairy-tale Forest in the park, created by the famous Dutch cartoonist Anton Pieck. Over time, the park changed its character and there were more attractions for a more diversified age group. Currently, it is a huge complex where you can eat well, sleep comfortably (in a 4-star hotel or in tree houses) and relax actively.

Attractiepark Slagharen

It was established in 1963 in the town of Slagharen. The park is located very close to the border with Germany (approx. 14 km). It is close to the Plopsa Indoor Coevorden, an indoor amusement park, which opened in 2010. Attractions include two roller coasters and lots of fun for children. A distinctive attraction of the park is the great parade that takes place most days – then many noisy, colorful figures walk along the park alleys, causing a lot of laughter among the audience.

A trip to the amusement park is a great idea to spend time with your child. We started June celebrating Children’s Day, but who said you can’t celebrate this day for a whole month?

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A trip to the amusement park is a great idea to spend time with your child. We started June by celebrating Children’s Day, but who said you can’t celebrate this day for a whole month?

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