This new large-scale hotel, which is set to open in 2024, will be the first on-site accommodation to be located within the theme park itself.
Artist rendering courtesy of Efteling
The Efteling Grand Hotel will be a seven-story building, with a 106-meter facade, giving a grand impression to all those that walk past. Seven towers will frame one of the building’s stand-out features – a gigantic clock with a pendulum, sitting high up in the green oxidized copper roof.
The Efteling Grand Hotel will have 143 rooms and approximately 700 beds. This will bring the total number of beds within the World of Efteling to almost 3,900. In addition, the new hotel will have a spa with a swimming pool. The two restaurants, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor, will offer seating inside the conservatory and on the terrace overlooking the Aquanura water show. There will also be two shops in the hotel. Both the shops and the restaurants will be open for hotel guests and park visitors.
Sander de Bruijn, head designer of the new hotel, says, “This striking and unique addition will be the central point in the World of Efteling, inspired by the history of the park and Scandinavian ports. In terms of design, this hotel fits in with other characteristic buildings at Efteling, but its shape and functionality give it a character all its own. Nature, greenery, and water are the connecting factors. Hotel guests, as well as visitors to the theme park, will be able to discover the wonderful environment of this new place from early until late.”
The Efteling Grand Hotel will be located behind the main entrance of the park, overlooking the water show “Aquanura” and the Fairytale Forest. A classically designed glass conservatory will be divided across two floors. A nine meter high and 16 meter wide arcade will make an impressive entrance for guests to walk into the park. Meanwhile, an expansive square between the main entrance and the new hotel will create a relaxing place for hotel guests and park visitors to appreciate the surroundings.
Looking to visit the theme park sooner? Head to the Efteling resort website.