It’s one of Europe’s best theme parks! The first version of Efteling park was founded in 1935 as a sports park, which was expanded in 1936 to include a carousel, pony ride, and playground. In 1952 the Fairytale Forest was added and the modern Efteling was born, with sculptures of 10 classic fairytales including Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and the Frog Prince. Gradually more fairytales and attractions were added, including a miniature steam train and a steam carousel. From 1978 more rides were added, including the first rollercoaster. Today the park is a proper theme park, with rides, shows, and attractions suitable for visitors of all ages, plus its own hotels and golf course in the surrounding area.