The Ultimate Guide to the Hotels near Efteling

Efteling is the biggest theme park in the Netherlands and the third most visited one in Europe after Euro Disney (France) and Europapark (Germany). Without a doubt Efteling is huge and if you want to see everything and get on all rides, one day won’t be enough. That’s why you should consider staying overnight in the Efteling or in a near-by town. In this ultimate guide to the hotels near Efteling you will find information about the best places so that you can plan the perfect stay.

This guide will help you to choose between hotels that are within walking distance from the Efteling theme park, hotels that are suited for longer stay, or places to stay in the nearby cities.

Read more: How to visit Efteling theme park? Tips by a frequent visitor.

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Efteling’s own accommodation

Efteling itself has great places to stay. Although, they aren’t cheap, they are pretty stylish and well-themed to match the park’s identity. If you stay in one of Efteling’s own accommodations you’ll be getting multi-entry tickets so that you can visit the amusement park whenever you want during your stay. Here’s a list of the Efteling’s own accommodations:

a hotel building with turrets on all four corners, The Efteling Hotel in the Netherlands
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Efteling Hotel

Do you want to stay in a fairy-tale themed room? Do you want to wake up as a Cinderella or the Sleeping Beauty (the kissing part is not offered by the hotel, though)? Then, staying at the Efteling Hotel is what you should do.

The hotel rooms have been completely refurbished in the beginning of 2021. The old hotel room furniture has been donated to the local second-hand store.

Distance to Efteling: on the premises of the park
Description: a fairy-tale themed hotel
Restaurant: 2 restaurants
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples and families with kids, special features for kids
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a small canal with a wooden bridge and houses at the background amidst a forest setting, Bosrijk holiday village in the Netherlands
Photo – efteling.com

Bosrijk

Bosrijk (the name translates as Forest Kingdom in English) is a holiday village at the edge of the park with a great setting in the forest. It’s perfect for both a short and a long stay. It offers self-catering holiday homes, apartments and group accommodations for up to 24 persons. Oh, and there’s also an indoor swimming pool!

Distance to Efteling: 5 minutes walking
Description: a holiday village in the middle of the forest
Restaurant: Yes
Swimming pool: Indoor
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples, families with kids (kids playground), and groups
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wooden cabins in sand dunes with roofs covered with moss, the Loonsche Land holiday park
Photo – efteling.com

Loonsche Land

Loonsche Land is a holiday village that celebrates the Loonse and Drunense Duinen National Park, as the holiday homes are set and in the dunes. There’s also a hotel in the park. The theme of the village is ‘getting close to nature‘ and it delivers their promise! The accommodations are built with natural materials and interact with the landscape in a sustainable way.

Distance to Efteling: 12 minutes walking
Description: a hotel and a holiday village
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples, families with kids, and groups
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Hotels near Efteling within walking distance

As Efteling is located very close to three villages, there is enough choice of places to stay in, even within a walking distance from the park. Staying in the near-by big cities is also an option. The park has a good connection with A59 high-way which makes it easy to reach from the big cities around.

These accommodations are mostly suited for a short stay. Of course, you can always stay longer, but there’re some holiday villages in the neighbourhood which will be more appropriate if you decide to spend your summer holidays near Efteling.

Tip: When you check the distance from a hotel to the Efteling, you should consider that the entrance of the park is some 350 m (5 minutes) further from the road. All distances for the accommodations below have this already calculated.

Hotel De Kroon Kaatsheuvel

Distance to Efteling: 12 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: A 3-star hotel for the budget traveller
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Families with kids
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GuestHouse Hotel Kaatsheuvel

Distance to Efteling: 13 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: a modern and affordable accommodation
Restaurant: Yes (food bar)
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Families with kids (playground available)
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Beck’s Bed and Breakfast 

Distance to Efteling: 18 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: luxurious and comfortable B&B with a beautiful garden
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples
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DreamZzz B&B Kaatsheuvel 

Distance to Efteling: 23 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: luxurious and comfortable B&B
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples, families with kids
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Bed and Breakfast de Olm

Distance to Efteling: 15 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: a comfortable B&B with great service
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples
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Hotel ‘t Peperhuys

Distance to Efteling: 22 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: a brand new hotel full of character
Bar: Yes
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples and families with kids
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B&B Doremi

Distance to Efteling: 9 minutes walking (to the main entrance of the park)
Description: a lovely B&B in authentic setting
Parking: Free
Ideal for: Couples and families with kids
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Hotels in the cities near Efteling

If you want to combine a city trip in the Netherlands with a visit to the Efteling, there’re plenty of options to choose from. Efteling is easy to reach even from Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels, but why not discover the local beauty of the North Brabant region in the Netherlands, and stay at places like Den Bosch, Tilburg or Breda.

Here’re my picks for the best accommodations in the cities close to Efteling.

Hotels in Den Bosch

Den Bosch (‘s-Hertogenbosch) is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands. A city trip to Den Bosch would be a great option. The city has rich history, amazing network of canals that go under the houses, a beautiful cathedral, great museums and a laid-back vibe.

Getting by car to the Efteling: 26 km / 20 min
Getting by bus to the Efteling: 40 minutes, bus lines 300, 301 and 136
More info: Best things to do in Den Bosch

Where to stay in Den Bosch:

The Duke Boutique Hotel

Distance to bus station: 12 minutes (walking)
Description: an amazing designer hotel
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Fitness centre, café
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CubaCasa

Distance to bus station: 5 minutes (walking)
Description: a lavishly decorated bed and breakfast in the city centre
Parking: Public, paid
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Little Duke Hotel

Distance to bus station: 2 minutes (walking)
Description: a modern and comfortable hotel at an affordable price
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Self check-in, café
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Hotels in Breda

Breda is a beautiful historical city with nice parks, restaurants, a beautiful church, a fairytale castle with picturesque gardens and a casino where you can try your luck. You may not leave the casino richer than you were before, but it’s a nice way to spend an evening there with a group of friends.

Getting by car to the Efteling: 33 km / 28 min
Getting by bus to the Efteling: 1 hour; train to Tilburg, from Tilburg bus lines 300, 301 and 136

Where to stay in Breda:

Hotel Nassau Breda, Autograph Collection

Distance to train station: 13 minutes (walking)
Description: a luxurious and stylish city hotel
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym
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Boutique Nouveau Van Ham

Distance to bus station: 19 minutes (walking)
Description: a lovely boutique hotel
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Restaurant, café
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Hotel Sutor

Distance to bus station: 9 minutes (walking)
Description: a comfortable, yet affordable hotel
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Breakfast
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Hotels in Tilburg

Tilburg is very close to the Efteling and has a direct bus connection to the park. Although it’s not a touristy place, it’s a lovely city with great shopping opportunities. The city is also a perfect choice for food lovers as it has some good restaurants and cafés. As it’s not a real tourist destination, there isn’t much offering of accommodation in the city itself, although in the surroundings there are a lot of B&B’s and a few chain hotels.

Getting by car to the Efteling: 15 km / 17 min
Getting by bus to the Efteling: 30 minutes, bus lines 300, 301 and 136

Where to stay in Tilburg

Mercure Hotel Tilburg Centrum

Distance to bus station: 10 minutes (walking)
Description: a comfortable hotel with the quality of the Mercure Hotels chains
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Sauna, restaurant, café
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Hostel Roots

Distance to bus station: 3 minutes (walking)
Description: a stylish hostel with private rooms and dorms
Parking: Public, paid
Facilities: Shared lounge
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Bed and breakfast 013

Distance to bus station: 17 minutes (walking)
Description: a stylish B&B near the city centre with a swimming pool
Parking: Free, public
Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool
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Accommodation near Efteling suited for a longer stay

Efteling is bordering two nature parks – the Dunes of Loon and Drunen National Park and Huis ter Heide nature park, which is great if you want to spend your holidays in such a beautiful nature setting. The theme park can be a one-day activity during your summer holiday, spring break or autumn break. There are quite a lot of holiday villages and parks near Efteling, as well as holiday homes to choose from. For those who love camping, there are plenty of camp sites as well. Then why not spend your holidays near Efteling?

The holiday villages around Efteling are a popular destination for the locals with the summer holidays, as there’re lots of things to do and see, especially for kids.

Holiday villages near Efteling

Holiday villages are the perfect solution for families with kids as there is a lot of entertainment on site during high season.

Holiday park Duinhoeve

Distance to Efteling: 26 minutes (biking)
Description: a holiday village with a camping site
Parking: Free
Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, playground, scooter rental
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TopParken – Résidence de Leuvert

Distance to Efteling: 22 minutes (by car)
Description: a holiday village at the edge of a National Park
Parking: Free
Facilities: Heated outdoor swimming pool, playground, café, sports ground
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Holiday homes near Efteling

Do you want to stay in a castle or in a cabin in the woods? Check out here my selection of holiday homes near Efteling.

Het Witte Kasteel

Distance to bus station: 7 minutes (by car)
Description: a lovely mansion with great facilities
Parking: Free
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De Oude Kazerne Torenkamer

Distance to Efteling: 22 minutes (walking)
Description: an amazing apartment in the old fire station
Parking: Free, public
Ideal for: Couples
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CRASH’NSTAY – The Silo Bungalow

Distance to Efteling: 13 minutes (by car) / 6 km
Description: a lovely wooden cabin near a public outdoor swimming pool
Parking: Free
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About Daniela

Daniela has been living and travelling in the Netherlands since 2009. She has actually been to all the places she writes about. A linguist by education and a writer by profession, Daniela is on a mission to help you plan the perfect trip to her home country - the Netherlands.