Attendance at the Efteling theme park in the Netherlands 2005-2018

In 2018, approximately 5.35 million people visited the Efteling. This is an increase compared to the previous year, when the number of visitors totaled 5.18 million. Furthermore, it is highly likely that the visitor volumes are going to increase in the future as Efteling aims to reach seven million visitors in 2030 by expanding land and attractions. Looking at another large theme park in the Netherlands, Walibi Holland attracted roughly 840,000 visitors in 2018. This is a decrease compared to 2017, when the visitor volume nearly reached 860,000.

Prices tickets counter vs. online

From all the theme parks in the Netherlands, Efteling’s standard ticket prices were the most expensive. In 2019, visitors payed 40 euros per person to be able to enter the theme park. Walibi Holland had the second highest ticket price with 34,50 euros, whereas individuals had to pay 33 euros per person for full day at Toverland in Sevenum. Buying the tickets online was in most cases the cheaper option. An online ticket for Walibi Holland was 27,50 euros, whereas Toverland was 31 euros per person. Slagharen had the biggest difference in their ticket prices, as individuals had to pay 14.32 euros online instead of nearly 30 euros at the ticket counter.

Most visited attractions in the Netherlands

With over 5.3 million visitors, Efteling was the most visited day attraction in the Netherlands in 2018. Lovers Canal Cruises in Amsterdam attracted approximately 2.4 million visitors, whereas Rijksmusem Amsterdam had slightly less with roughly 2.34 million people that visited the museum

Total number of visitors of theme park De Efteling in the Netherlands from 2005 to 2018 (in millions)*

Number of visitors in millions
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures have been taken from several publications.

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