Efteling has given a sneak peak of its new hotel, which is slated to open in spring 2024.

The Efteling Grand Hotel will be the first on-site accommodation located within the theme park itself and will overlook Aquanura water show and Fairytale Forest.

The accommodation will have 143 rooms and approximately 700 beds. It will tower in height with a seven-storey building and a 106m (348ft).

According to the park, ‘The open architecture will resemble the rich history of the theme park and make the hotel distinctive and inviting. Seven towers will frame one of the building’s stand out features – a gigantic clock with a pendulum, sitting high up in the green oxidised copper roof.’

The site is currently being prepared and construction of the new hotel is scheduled to start after summer 2022. Efteling Grand Hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2024.

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 of its own. Nature, greenery and water are the connecting factors. Hotel guests, as well as  visitors of the theme park, will be able to discover the wonderful environment of this new place from early until late.”