If you’re in search of an adrenaline rush while traveling through the Netherlands, look no further than Walibi Holland. This large amusement park in the Netherlands has high-speed roller coasters, classic rides, and plenty of opportunities for thrill-seekers. With rides bearing names like Goliath, Out of Control, and Lost Gravity, you can probably guess that there are plenty of opportunities to get your adrenaline fix.
The park boasts roller coasters, thrill rides, water rides, and family-friendly rides for kids. As far as theme park reviews go, Walibi Holland checks all the boxes.
The Best Things To Do At Walibi Holland
Most people come to Walibi Holland for the high-adrenaline roller coaster rides. However, the park is also one of the best Holland attractions for families. Walibi rates their roller coasters on a scale with different ratings like Kids, Fun, and Thrilling. Choose accordingly! There are over 30 different rides at Walibi Holland, from roller coasters to water rides, to rides suitable for the kids.
Rides For Thrill Seekers
One of the most thrilling roller coasters at Walibi Holland is Goliath. This is the longest, highest, and fastest roller coaster throughout Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. It reaches speeds of up to 104 kilometres per hour!
Lost Gravity is the newest roller coaster to open at Walibi Holland. As the name suggests, the ride is all about losing orientation and achieving weightlessness. The roller coaster has a few sharp curves and 2 loops where you’ll end up upside down.
There is also the opportunity to do ‘Skydiving’ at Walibi Holland. There is a bungee contraption where you’ll be lifted to a height of 55 meters and then released! It’s one of the best ways to get your adrenaline rush for the week.
Family-Friendly Rides at Walibi
Of course, there are also plenty of rides for younger guests. There are smaller-scale roller coasters (minus the loops) and typical theme park rides that the kids will love.
For a more relaxing and tranquil experience, take the El Rio Grande ride. This is a raft ride through the park and is suitable for kids.
Insider’s Tips To Skip The Lines
If you want to make the most of your day at Walibi Holland, you can buy a Fast Lane ticket. This lets you reserve places on rides so that you do not have to wait in line. The way it works is that you reserve a spot in line, and then when it’s almost your turn for the ride, you’ll receive a notification on your phone. There are different fast lane options from Bronze, to Silver, to Gold which offer different wait time reductions. Aside from the fees, the only thing that is required is a smartphone with a network connection.
Or, if you want to skip the line for individual rides, you can purchase a Single Shot. A single shot will give you immediate access to the front of the line.
A free option that will allow faster access to rides is to use the single riders line. Whenever there is a free spot on the ride, the single riders will fill in. You can wait in the single rider’s lane with your friends, but keep in mind that this means you won’t be sitting next to them and might not even be on the ride at the same time. But it’s an insiders tip to reduce waiting times.
Fun facts about Walibi Holland
The theme park was originally opened as an educational theme park to teach people about agriculture and farming. Sadly, it went bankrupt because it couldn’t quite compete with more appealing family attractions. The park was overhauled in the 1990s with tons of new attractions and roller coasters which were much more interesting to the public.
You can host your birthday at Walibi! If you go on your birthday, you get free admission to the park. Up to 3 friends with you will get a €6.50 discount off of their admission tickets. Of course, you’ll have to show your ID to prove that it’s your birthday.
One event that Walibi Holland is famous for is their Fright Nights. These take place during October in honour of Halloween. The entire park is transformed for the spooky holiday. There are haunted houses and different ‘scare zones’ for the guests.
Know Before You Go
Walibi Holland is about an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. This Netherlands attraction is open from April until October and is closed during the winter due to the weather.
You can buy tickets online ahead of time to skip the lines at the ticketing office. If you plan on returning a few days in a row, there are even different options for passes to the park.
You can buy a season pass which is valid for an entire year. It also includes access to any special events, like the Halloween Fright Night. Season pass holders also get a 5% discount off of all food and drinks inside the park and a 50% discount at other amusement parks throughout Europe.
The Walibi Friends Pass is for groups of 3 or more people who want to return to Walibi again and again. Even if you buy as a group, the passes are independent of each other which means that each person can go back to the park by themselves. There is also a Family Pass which is valid for a family of maximum 5 members. It’s valid for an entire season and family members can also visit independently of each other.
The park includes many food stations and restaurants and places to pick up some treats during your day. However, you can also bring your own food into the park and use their many picnic areas.
Just outside the park is the Walibi Village where guests can stay overnight in order to be the first ones in the park or the last ones to leave. After a day full of adrenaline-inducing activities, you might want to just relax in the nearby accommodation. This is perfect for groups who want to come back a few days in a row to continue the adrenaline rush. The village has a restaurant, a pool, a playground and a lounge which will give you everything you need to relax after a long day in the park.