5 Theme Parks in the Netherlands

1. Efteling – Kaatsheuvel

Efteling is a unique theme park with a fairytale atmosphere and a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions, making it ideal for the whole family. Set amongst natural surroundings, Efteling captures the magic of all seasons and welcomes you 365 days a year!

To enter Efteling, you must possess both a valid entry pass. If you’re a visitor with a disability, you can additionally secure your visit date online. Purchasing tickets online or through Guest Service is simple. When obtaining tickets from Guest Service, you’ll enjoy a €2.00 discount for yourself and up to three companions upon showing your facilities card. To avail of this offer, choose “I already have entry tickets” during the booking process.

To access amenities tailored for visitors with disabilities, you’ll require a facilities card. This is necessary because often the staff cannot determine if you can access attractions through the regular entrance. The facilities card is personalized and valid only for the duration of your admission ticket.

How does the application process function?

When applying, you state your inability to access attractions via the standard queue. You also specify if you can navigate attractions independently or if you require assistance, either from someone in your group or possibly a park employee.

No medical information required

The park does not solicit any medical data or details regarding the nature of your disability during the application process. However, to prevent misuse of the facilities card, park staff may occasionally, or if there’s uncertainty, ask for documentation validating the disability (such as a Car Pass, Disabled Parking Card, CIZ Declaration, etc.).

2. Slagharen – Slagharen

Slagharen is one of the populair theme parks in Holland. With their 1.4 million visitors Slagharen is the number 2 most visited theme parks in Netherlands. There are a lot of rides, mostly old fashion fairground rides but also 2 roller coasters and a Log Flume.

There are attractions which are easily accessible for people with accessibility needs. However, there are a number of attractions which are more difficult to access. The staff of Slagharen can help you make sure that as much as possible remains accessible. Most attractions are accessible to people with accessibility needs via the exit. A member of staff will be able to help if necessary. Furthermore, most of the shows are easily accessible. Ask for a brochure at the reception, listing all the attractions and their accessibility. All toilets have facilities for any visitor.

3. Walibi Holland – Biddinghuizen

Walibi is a unique concept of leisure parks based in 3 countries in Europe. Virtually all the attractions in Walibi Holland offer the possibility to be accessed using the exit. In most cases there is no possibility to sit while waiting, when needed it is recommended to bring a wheelchair. Accessibility wristbands are available at the Guest Service desk. With this wristband, you and a helper can make use of the arrangement for people with accessibility needs at Walibi. If your disability is not visible, a medical certificate is needed in order to get an accessibility wristband. Every visitor with accessibility needs may take up to 1 supervisor through the exit. When using the other entrance, you should take the same waiting time as the regular guests, unless you have a Fast Lane ticket. On the website of Walibi Holland is an PDF-file , which clearly indicates the accessibility of the attractions and restrictions. You can find more information about the attractions on the website of Walibi Holland.

4. Madurodam – The Hague

Madurodam is an interactive miniature park where you can discover what makes Holland so unique in 1:25 scale model. Madurodam is easily accessible for people with accessibility needs. The entire miniature city is on one level and accessible from the upper level via a gently sloping path. Furthermore, the restaurants are wheelchair accessible and equipped with disabled toilets. The car park has special disabled parking spots.

People with accessibility needs pay the normal admission price. If a person is dependent on a carer, the carer receives free admission. Other family or group members pay the normal admission price.

5. Toverland – Seventum (Limburg)

The majority of the rides in Amusement Park Toverland are accessible for people with limited mobility using a wheelchair. The staff members of Toverland will happily assist you while entering and exiting rides. In most cases you can enter a ride using the exit of the ride when in a wheelchair. Disabled guests can be accompanied by a carer when entering through the rides exit. In some cases special facilities are accommodated like an elevator at Dwervelwind and Djengu River. A minority of the rides is not accessible to wheelchair users, for example the Survival Trail. On the Attraction pages is listed whether a ride is accessible to wheelchair users. For guests with a disability which is not visible a special ride-entrance passes are available, it is possible to get one filling the form on their website. At the park it is also possibile to rent a wheelchair; since there is a limited number, we suggest to reserve it in advance.