Friday, July 17, 2009

Theme Parks in Benelux

About the size of the U.S. state of Maryland, Holland isn't a large country, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in theme parks. With less than 6 months left here in the tiny but beautiful "Kingdom of the Netherlands", I've spent some time contemplating potential theme parks to visit before our time here comes to an end. This was no easy task, however, since there really is a shocking amount of amusement parks in this highly populated region of Europe. I've compiled a list here, but still have more parks to add! Enjoy, and if you happen to head out to one of these parks, please come back and let us know how it was!


1) Efteling Amusement Park, Kaatsheuvel (the Dutch equivalent of Disney):

2) Walibi World, Biddinghuizen:

3) Minimundi, Middelburg (here in Zeeland):

3) Linnaeushof ("Europe's Largest Playground"), Bennebroek:

4) Duinrell Family Park, Wassenaar:

5) Hellendoorn Adventure Park, Hellendoorn:

6) The Dofinarium, Harderwijk:

7) Konigin Juliana Toren, Apeldoorn:

8) Fun Forest, Venlo & Amsterdam (for older children & adults):

9) Sea Life, Scheveningen:

10) Aquabest Recreation Park and Dippie Doe, Best (near Eindhoven):,

more to come!


1) "Domaine des Grottes de Han":
A candidate of "the new 7 wonders of nature", this network of limestone caves is accessible only via vintage streetcar. Location: South of Brussels; just over 200 kilometers from our home base of Zeeland.

2) Sea Life, Blankenberge:

3) Bobbejaanland Theme Park, Lichtaart:

4) Olmense Zoo, Olmen-Balen:

5) Forestia Animal & Adventure Parks:

6) Boudewijn Seapark, Brugge:

7) Goolfy Black Light Mini Golf, Brussels:

8) Safari Park Monde Sauvage:

9) Earth Explorer:

10) Durbuy Adventure Park, Durbuy (Kayaking, Quads, and Ropes Course):

1 comment:

Efteling Theme Park said...

Nice post. Netherlands is very beautiful place. Many famous places in netherlands like Flying Dutchman, Arabic theme park, Netherlands, initiated as a walking park, sports park cum play area, tennis courts, swimming areas. Efteling Theatre is one of five big theaters in Netherlands.