Follow the road through the forest,
Tall oaks with their canopy so green.
Through this sleepy Dutch town,
Streets and houses so neat and clean.
And then you find the entrance,
Its spires of thatch so unique.
The gardens inside are so tranquil,
So come on, let’s take a peek.
But wait, some things, it seems are quite scary,
Perhaps you should stay away,
Not from Raveleijn, of course,
That’s a show you must see today.
No, this is the thing that will scare you!
Or excite you maybe, I don’t know,
From the looks on the face of the riders
Judge yourself if you want a go!
A day of Fairy tales and fun,
Excitement and glee all around,
A place of fun and adventure,
And yes, there are fairies to be found.
There is something here for everyone,
Young and old alike,
So come on and stay, for more than a day,
You know it’ll be well worth the hike!
De Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, Nord Brabant, Nederlands. September 2015
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