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De Waarbeek

Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands

Small children's theme park, and home to the world's oldest surviving steel rollercoaster.

Opened20 April 1924
SeasonApril to October
Websitewww.waarbeek.nl
NearbyAvonturenpark Hellendoorn (19 miles)
Attractiepark Slagharen (28 miles)
Movie Park Germany (44 miles)
Toverland (68 miles)
Efteling (85 miles)
Ducks at De Waarbeek

Ducks at De Waarbeek

De Waarbeek is a small amusement park primarily aimed at children near the Netherlands town of Hengelo.

The park was opened in 1924 as an English landscape garden with rowing boats, tennis and a tearoom.

One of De Waarbeek's first attractions was Rodelbaan, a toboggan run built in the 1930s which is regarded as possibly the oldest known steel rollercoaster in the world. Rodelbaan still operates at the park and is a good reason to visit De Waarbeek by itself.

Alongside Rodelbaan, the park boasts a number of other rides and attractions all set in a beautiful shady lightly wooded grove. Highlights include an increasingly rare Nautic Jet, peddle boats and dodgems, alongside several children's roundabouts.

De Waarbeek may be small and primarily a children's park, but its attractive setting and friendly staff create an atmosphere which encourages visitors to relax and linger. Unknown to many, the park is a hidden gem not least because of Rodelbaan which is still entertaining nearly a century after it was built.

Attractions

Zweefbanen

Zweefbanen

Self operated chair lift over the lake

Botsauto's

Botsauto's

Full size dodgems

Swingmill

Swingmill

Indoor spin ride

Hully Gully

Hully Gully

Tilting spin ride

Reuzenrad

Reuzenrad

Small ferris wheel

Zweefmolen

Zweefmolen

Wave swinger

Twister

Twister

Junior paratrooper

Rups

Rups

Caterpillar

Sky Flyer

Sky Flyer

Flying rocket ships

Carousel

Carousel

Small carousel

Spoortrein

Spoortrein

Park train

Eendjesmolen

Eendjesmolen

Water carousel

Oldtimers

Oldtimers

Tracked car ride

Venture River

Venture River

Small children's canoe ride

Mini Cars

Mini Cars

Mini bumper cars

Golfjet

Golfjet

Undercover carousel featuring various animal characters

Pompoentjes

Pompoentjes

Pumpkin themed carousel

Speelschip

Speelschip

Playground

Minigolf

Minigolf

Crazy golf course

Shows and Entertainment

De Waarbeek Theater

De Waarbeek Theater

Theatre with daily shows featuring park mascots Twekky, Postbode Pelle and Kabouter Moespot

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