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Linnaeushof – Europe’s Biggest Playground

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Known as Europe’s largest playground, Linnaeushof is a fun amusement park and recreation center located in North Holland’s Bennebroek. What makes the park so unique is its lack of electronics devices and roller coasters. Instead, park visitors enjoy some good old fashioned fun with friends. Linnaeushof opened in 1963 as a playground. Before its opening, it served as a botanical garden that featured a variety of different plants. It was once the work site of the famous Swedish scientist Carolus Linnaeus between 1736 and 1737. Today, the park receives around 300,000 visitors each year.

Linnaeushof’s Playgrounds

linnaeushof 2There are approximately 350 playgrounds at Linnaeushof. Other park attractions include a bouncy center, trampoline, go-karts, paddle boats, mini golf, a super slide and rocking biking. The Piratennest and Pioneer Village stands at 11 meters high and is truly a sight in and of itself.

For those looking to cool off, the Oasis water playground is fun for visitors of all ages. Playgrounds are divided into areas for adults and for children.

A special playground designed for pre-school children is safe, educational and plenty of fun. A large play area and Sand Factory can be found here as well as a fun bouncy castle. Young visitors can climb, play and jump until their heart’s content.

Older children will enjoy the park’s climbing wall and the many sports available. The water playground is also open during the summer and features a large water slide and bridge.

linnaeushof 3An indoor playground ensures that kids can still enjoy their stay at the park on rainy days. A play castle, air carts and minicars make for an afternoon of fun. Bennie also makes an appearance in a musical show where the youngest of visitors can join him in a dance.

Linnaeushof’s largest park is ideal for corporate events, a family day out and birthday parties. For a unique experience, board the park’s monorail, which offers spectacular views of the entire playground.

Visitor Information

Linnaeushof has a self-service restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor seating. The open outdoor terrace offers views of the playground. A covered patio area is also available with convenient picnic benches. There is also a large picnic area where visitors can bring their own snacks and drinks. There are also eateries near the park entrance and in the water park.

The park is open daily from March to October from 10AM until 6PM. Admission price is €11,50 per person.