Efteling was officially opened on 31 May 1952. The original park included several sport pitches, a playground and a Fairytale Forest with ten fairytale characters. In those early years, it was primarily thanks to the pioneering efforts of Efteling Nature Park Foundation Chairman Van der Heijden, illustrator Anton Pieck and inventor/engineering expert Peter Reijnders that the magical spirit of Efteling was brought to life. Over the years, Efteling has continued to foster that original spirit. Today, while Efteling’s history stretches back almost 60 years, its World of Wonders continues to draw inspiration from the same source: its fairytale foundations.
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