I am not sure what the actual place is called we stayed- it was the hotel at the other end of the woodland resort from the Bosrijk reception. I think it is 'Loonsche Land' but have stayed in the Bosrijk part before and they are very similar. Efteling is an amazing place for families- we visited in 2019 and returned this year. It's such a relaxed and fun theme part with fun rides and even though it was peak school trip season for Dutch and Belgians in Easter week and it was very busy it didn't seem too stressful, unlike many parks in the UK. The hotel is great, the family rooms well equipped and lovely welcoming touches. The site is lovely woodland with a lake in the middle and lots of places for the children to safely play out. Great breakfasts and evening meal- the first night we ordered pizzas in room and it was great quality, reasonable price and arrived in less than half an hour with usual Dutch friendliness and efficiency. The staff are very helpful and friendly- all speak good English and go out of their way to help. Would recommend this for any family visiting the NL- just an hour on the train south from Amsterdam to S'Hertonbosch (or Tilburg) then a bus ride and 15 minute walk. No real negatives apart from it is relatively expensive but no more than visiting somewhere like Center Parcs in the UK but probably better quality and service. Definitely better than the hotels and park combos at UK theme parks we have been to- so worth the trip to the amazing and friendly Netherlands.…
We stayed at the Bosrijk Village for 4 nights with 5 days in the park. The location is ideal for a family break. the staff were courteous and helpful at all times, the accommodation was clean, secure and just a 10 min walk from the park with plenty of small playgrounds along the way to keep the kids occupied. The park has a wide variety of rides and roller coasters to suit the brave and not so brave. the queue times varied from 10 mins to over an hour for the most popular coasters, but the interactive app showed all queue times to allow you plan ahead. Booking a restaurant for dinner would be advised as it gets busy. Had a great time, would definitely recommend.
It was a lovely room, shame it felt a little dated in the bathroom. Whilst a separate toilet from the main bathroom is a great idea - I've no idea (especially at this Covid time) why there was not any soap in the toilet? It would have been a great idea to have an electrical outlet in the children's bedroom - they have a night light so we had to have a cable trailed around the door. With bunkbeds this would have been a good idea. We received our welcome pack the day of travel and it was in Dutch, so not too helpful Finally, USB ports in the electrical sockets would be the way forward - would allow for greater useage across countries and with even more devices that need charging.
We loved the cosy rooms and, because we had the luxury room, the master bathroom was amazing with a jacuzzi! The infrared saune was a bit disappointing, but other than that, everything was great. We also found it very pleasant that we didn't have to check in or out.
This hotel is great. But as a adult traveller you'd expect a hotel to have a bar. Take inspiration from Europa Park where all hotels have late opening bars. This should be a option here and you need to cater for adults
Visited Efteling with the family, three year old and 8 month old. Fabulous visit, the park is epic and really suitable for a young family as you can do so many rides together. Bosrijk is a fantastic place to stay. Parking is easy, right outside the hotel, it’s an easy 5 minute walk to the park and a handy little electric train with regular journeys to and from the accommodation. Really beautiful main entrance and fantastic real estate with Mr Sandman’s castle in the lake at the middle of all the lodges. Lots of play areas dotted around, all adds to the magic for the kids. We stayed in the family rooms and the were very warm and comfortable and had a separate room with bunk beds for the little ones. The one thing that caught me out was the family rooms are a separate building from the main hotel, only a few minutes walk but a treck to pop over and get a some drinks. Otherwise a wonderful place.…
My partner and I took our 7 children here and we stayed in one of the large 12 bed houses. It was brilliantly laid out, both the house and park/resort. We had a wonderful little sitting area outside, looking over a small play space. Any energy the children didn't burn off in the theme park during the day was used to run around here, before bed. It was so quiet (despite happy children noise) and felt really relaxing. Houses were well stocked with utensils etc. There was a small lidl a few minutes away for the times we didn't eat in the theme park, helped us not completely blow the budget. A short but lovely tree covered walk to the park started and ended the day. The theme park had perfect mix of rides for our kids, aged 5-12...and us grown ups. It has a lovely, genuine and non commercial feel to it. I found staff everywhere friendly, the whole place was clean and well kept. I have already recommended the place to friends. For a family as large as ours it is hard to find accommodation big enough, to then find something with entertainment and of such a good standard, is amazing. We don't have lots of money, so the amazing value of this trip allowed us to give our children a special family holiday, which we probably wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. We drove from the UK, and used eurotunnel to keep travel costs down and it was a really simple route direct to the park. Wouldn't hesitate to do it that way again. I hope that as word is spreading about this place, the prices don't sky rocket, as we would love to return. Please just keep up the great work, I can't fault our trip, we will all treasure the memories, thank you.…
A very magical place with great staff and plenty to do with the kids. Only disappointment was that some things were closed- the log ride, knights show and ice rink!!! Food was good and varied around the park, especially the kebab in the little train station.
Stayed with the family (2ad+3ch). Accommodation was very clean and had everything that was required to make the stay enjoyable. Stayed in Woodland House but there are other locations available. Will definitely return.
It was truly magical for all our party of 12 people, from a five-year-old child to a ninety-year-old lady. This is our 4th visit and it gets better each visit. A great lady called Melissa in your call centre was top rate and massively helpful. We will love to go back next year as everything else would be disappointing. It just took fours hours from Ashford in Kent (via the tunnel). I'm sure we will add to the party next year.