Anton Pieck Square

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Coordinates: 51°39′09″N 5°02′58″E / 51.65263°N 5.04932°E / 51.65263; 5.04932

Anton Pieck Square
Anton Pieckplein Sign Efteling.jpg
ThemeAnton Pieck
Efteling
StatusOperating

The Anton Pieck Square is a square in the Efteling, a theme park in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

It is named after - was and originally designed by - one of the park's founders, Anton Pieck. It hosts the Efteling Museum, 5 carousels, 6 small fairy tales, diners and a souvenir shop. In 2003 it was renovated by Michel den Dulk, based on drawings by Anton Pieck.

The Carousels[edit]

Vermolen Carousel
Butterfly Carousel
  • The Anton Pieck Carousel, (created nearby 1900 by Arie Brunselaar) designed by Anton Pieck, it ended up in the Efteling in 1955;
  • The Vermolen Carousel, originally bought by the Vermolen Brothers from the Giezen family (oldest carousel in the Netherlands (created in 1865[1]), it ended up in the Efteling in the late 1980s[2]);
  • The Butterfly Carousel (Dutch: Vlindermolen), originally the Giesen family travelled with it since the late 1930s, it was bought by the Efteling and the theme changed to the house theme;[3]It was bought by the Efteling in 1977.
  • The Large Swing Carousel (Dutch: Grote Zweefmolen), it was also bought by the Efteling in 1977. This swing carousel was created nearby 1900.
  • The Small Swing Carousel (Dutch: Kleine Zweefmolen), it was open by the Efteling in 1977.

The Efteling Museum[edit]

The Efteling museum opened in 2003 showing artifacts from the research and development throughout the park's history. Its exposition is adapted to themes, anniversaries or other relevant events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carrousel van Giezen en Vermolen" (in Dutch). Eftepedia. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  2. ^ "Draaimolen van de Gebrouders Vermolen" (in Dutch). Kermishistorie. 2012-06-17. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  3. ^ "Over Vlindermolens en Bobsleebanen" (in Dutch). Kermishistorie. 2012-06-17. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2012-06-25.

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