You can find this at Het Witte Paard, and it looks beautiful!
With thanks to Ronald at pinparade.nl
If you’re a follower of this page then you may have noticed that I’m quite a fan of Restaurant Octopus. The theming is great and the food is pretty good too! Of course, later this year Pandadroom will be replaced with a new show called Fabula, and with that comes some changes to the Octopus eatery at the end of the attraction.
Work has, however, started on that already as you can see from this video of the outside of the restaurant, where a terrace is being built. You can’t knock extra seating, especially on a nice day! There is also a a new digital board outside, advertising the sorts of food that you can find inside. I’m hungry just looking at it!
Videos belong to Parks and Rides TV and eftelingfan
Kogeloog, a catering outlet that stands opposite Langnek in the Fairy Tale Forest, is finally reopening after 17 years of being closed. Ice cream and a variety of drinks will be on the menu from the end of April through September, and there will be new seating available, as well as the benches that already face Langnek.
The tale which Langnek comes from is The Six Servants, which are illustrated on the walls (by Anton Pieck) alongside the serving hatch. This catering spot originally opened in 1967, and whilst Kogeloog is the name on the top, (Kogeloog means Bullet Eye, hence the bust above it) the name above the hatch is ‘De Zes Dienaren’ (The Six Servants). The bust on top of the building refers to the servant in the story who is ‘a man who wears a blindfold in front of his eyes because his glance is so powerful that it makes everything he sees split to pieces.’ Back in the 1950s there was a similar bust standing next to Langnek, which was removed a few years later, possibly because it didn’t make so much sense as
regards the story!
The message in front of this statue read (not exact translation!):
‘This servant who used to make
an army sniff with just one look
is now, after all his glorious days, not
even able to chase away a wasp’.
This indicates that he doesn’t have his special power anymore, in contrast to Langnek, but doesn’t explain why…This might be a reason that it was removed, especially since the new bust has a blindfold over his eyes, to stop him from causing any damage!
Take a look below at the other servants, as visible on the wall at Kogeloog…
I’ve just been a little slow to update. So, in case you’ve missed any Efteling news, here’s what’s been going on!
First off, Winter Efteling has already begun, which means that the Ice Palace is now open for another season. It looks as beautiful as ever, and here’s a video from Eftelwesley if you need a little reminder of how wonderful it is!
There are a few new additions to Winter Efteling in terms of snacks this year.
The first being glittery cotton candy (I’m not sure about this one!), hot waffles which are available with hot apple compote, cinnamon sugar, whipped cream and ice cream (yum!) and luxury syrup waffles which you can customise yourself with chocolate and toppings.
It doesn’t stop at the food either; also available is coffee and hot chocolate with a choice of toppings: syrup waffle pieces, a gingerbread man, or marshmallows. All of these sit on a blanket of whipped cream!
Oh, and on the subject of food and drink, this year’s Efteling mug features Rider Thomas from Raveleijn.
Another addition to Winter Efteling this year is a ferris wheel which can be found opposite Bob in the Steenbokplein. Last year in this location there was a rodeo moose, so this seems like a much better choice for Efteling! It looks lovely, and it’s 6 gondolas provide a ride capacity of 24 people per ride. It will leave on January 31st, so if you want a ride, you have a deadline!
Moving away from the park, and the Efteling hotel is receiving a new themed room. It takes the place of the Northern Lights room on the 8th floor. The room will be themed around Raveleijn, and the children’s part of the room will be accessible via a secret passageway.
I’m still holding out for a Droomvlucht themed room! Although this one looks rather interesting.
Back to the park, and work has started on the next fairy tale in the forest, The Six Swans! Unfortunately last night some employees reported a gas leak, and it turns out that during construction, a gas pipe has been disrupted. Oops! On the plus side, by next Autumn we will have a brand new fairy tale to enjoy 🙂
That covers most of what has been happening over the last month. If anyone wants to send any photos to me please send them to our Facebook page: Efteling Fans UK, there’s lots more going on over there!
Longer days, nighttime entertainment and lots of cool treats, it is Summer at Efteling! The park opens until 8pm every night except from Fridays and Saturdays, when you can stay and play until 11pm!
Oh, and speaking of treats, a delicacy has arrived at Ton van de Ven Plein: Ice Donuts (Ijsdonuts). It consists of a chunky donut stuffed with ice cream and a topping which you can choose yourself, all for €3.95. Yum!
Today in the U.K it is pancake day! The Dutch will be celebrating at another time, but for now, let us take a moment to talk about pancakes…
Of course, we wish we were at Polle’s Keuken to celebrate this happy day, but alas, no can do! If you’ve never been to Polle’s before and would like to try it out, check out our review here.
While you’re in there, you can pick up some of Polle’s pannenkoek mix, to give your pancakes that ‘Efteling’ touch. Scroll down for your Polle’s Keuken fix, and see the menu to get some ideas for your own pancakes!
Happy Pancake Day!
Video by Eftelwesley.
From July 18 the Efteling Theatre restaurant will be transformed into a Pinocchio themed eatery called Constanzo’s Marionette Theater. The theatre restaurant has seen many themes come and go, but this one sounds like one of the most interesting. Apparently Constanzo’s puppets provide ‘fun and entertainment’, while his family serve you. Interesting! The food on offer is of course, pizza and pasta, and the restaurant is open 17:00-19:00 until August 30th.
The Pinokkio musical starts at the Efteling Theatre on September 9th.
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Although the weather is very changeable, both the U.K and the Netherlands have so far had a little bit of sunshine! Of course, when the weather is hot, what better way to cool down than with an ice-cream or an icy drink?
In Efteling, there is no shortage of these things!
Just the other day, Efteling posted a photo of their new Chocomel Frappe cart, where you can purchase…well, a frappé! As is standard in Efteling, the cart is beautiful, and we’re sure the frappés are too! We are left wishing for a Fristi cart of the same nature now 😉
Back on July 31st (we’re a bit late to the party on this one) a Magnum pop-up shop appeared in the park, where you can create your own Magnum. We’ll spare you the photos of the ice creams because they’re too delicious-looking, but the store is there until August 10th, so make sure to pop in and create your own Magnum. You get a choice of all kinds of toppings and sauces; it’s pretty magical 🙂
Also, don’t forget the happiness stations! There are two in the park, one at Polle’s Keuken and one at het Witte Paard. You can create your own little pot of happiness here, with ingredients such as a range of different fruits and sweet treats, all swirled together with Wall’s ice cream. Yummy!
Of course, there are many more cool snacks available at Efteling!
At den Suykerbuyk you can grab yourself an oubliehoorn, which is absolutely delicious! There is a wide range of ice cream to choose from, and lots of choice of different fruits to go inside your over-sized ice cream cone.And how about popping into Polle’s Keuken for a cold treat? It’s not all pancakes pancakes pancakes in there! Oh no. They have ice cream too! Perfect if the heat is getting too much and you need some well-earned air-conditioning. It’s only polite to buy some ice cream whilst in there…
From April 19th, Restaurant Applaus in the Efteling Theater will be home to a new buffet, a Sprookjesboom buffet! Formerly home to the Oriental Buffet, the Sprookjesboom buffet is a perfect tie-in with the new Sprookjesboom musical which opens on September 17th at the theatre.
Here is the menu: (excuse some of the translations)
On the table
Baguette with herb butter
From buffet we present:
Tomato cream soup with meatballs
Clear beef broth with fresh vegetables
Salad Roseval potatoes with herb mayonnaise and fried bacon
Niçoise salad with tuna, egg and beans
smoked ham served with melon
mini shrimp cocktail Norwegian prawns with garlic mayonnaise
salad of carrot and cabbage
salad of celery, figs and aged cheese
Efteling salad buffet
Various delicious salads made according to the season.
As tomato salad with red onion, cucumber salad with sliced fresh dill,
chopped red onions and lightly fried bacon,
crunchy croutons and grated Reypenaer cheese
Slowly, cooked at low temperature beef in a sauce with mushrooms, bacon and onion.
Tender chicken with vegetables in sauce
Pork tenderloin medallions with stroganoff sauce
Provencal fish stew of salmon, miscellaneous white fish and shrimp
Tajine couscous, vegetarian dish of semolina and vegetables
Penne Pasta, enriching it with a creamy carbonara sauce or Traditional Bolognese sauce itself
cream gratin potatoes
cooked white rice Natural
Chips on request
Create your own dessert
Chocolate and strawberry mousse
Various kinds of fresh cut fruit
Various sauces and toppings
Especially for our smallest guests from the children’s buffet:
Crispy fried fish with lemon and ravigote sauce
Longneck smoked sausages
Tender chicken in Sprookjesboom Sauce
Macaroni with cheese sauce
Fresh seasonal vegetables
French fries with mayonnaise and apple
pancakes with syrup and powdered sugar
Picks of Parisian carrots, tomatoes and cucumber
variety of fruit.
Efteling fairytale tree ice
It sounds good!
If you shop at an Emté supermarket, you may have noticed over the last few months that you can now buy bread which has been made by the people of Laaf! Of course, who better to make bread? The three bakers in the Laaf Village have been baking away for many years now, so their bread must be very tasty!
Here are the different types of Laaf bread you can buy:
The Emté site even has some recipes for the Laaf bread.
Here’s how it works…
The Three Laven Bakers day in and day out bake the most delicious fresh breads. Their secret?
They are up early in order to harvest the grain. Between the millstones of Lariekoek Huys in the Laaf Village, the grain is freshly ground and the best meal of the whole Lavenlaar made. In the bakery the Bakers knead the dough until it is elastic. The dough is left to rise, and baked in the oven using traditional methods.
When the bread smells delicious and is a light brown colour, it is ready to leave the bakery. Then off it goes to the EMTÉ supermarket…
It’s very nice to see the people of Laaf getting around outside of the park again!
All images from Emté Supermarkten