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De Vliegende Hollander
Vliegende Hollander (Efteling) 2011 01.jpg
roller coaster
Location Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands
Status Operating since April 1, 2007
Cost €20,000,000
Soundtrack Yes, by Audiocult
Height restriction 1,20 meters
Manufacturer KumbaK
Designer / calculations Karel Willemen
Type Steel - Water
Hourly capacity 1900
Height22.5 metres
Top speed70 km/h
Length420 metres
G-force3 g

De Vliegende Hollander is a steel water roller coaster located at Efteling in Kaatsheuvel, North Brabant, Netherlands.

History[edit | edit source]

In November 2004, park director Ronald van der Zijl confirmed that a new attraction was planned for 2006, at a cost of €20 million.[1] Construction began in early 2005. In January 2006, an opening date of 16 April was set. However in March, Efteling announced that the opening was postponed, as the roller coaster was not yet ready. In June, the park announced that Vliegende Hollander would not open until the following year.

On 9 June due to a problem with the lift chain, a car rolled back, damaging the boat, track and the anti-rollback mechanism.[2] It was determined that the entrance to the 45 degree lift had to be altered. The park brought in Intamin to complete this.[3]

In March 2007, a new opening date of 1 April was set. A preview event was held on 24 March, after which the various special effects were tuned.[4]

Design[edit | edit source]


De Vliegende Hollander is a water roller coaster manufactured by KumbaK.

Trains[edit | edit source]

De Vliegende Hollander has eleven cars but only operates nine at any one time. Each car has four rows. The first and third row seats three riders while the second and fourth rows seat four.

Location[edit | edit source]

The coaster is located in the "Ruigrijk" (roughly translating to "Thrillrealm") area of the park.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

De Vliegende Hollander is Dutch for The Flying Dutchman.

Theme[edit | edit source]

De Vliegende Hollander is themed to the ledgend of the same name. The tale tells of Willem van der Decken, a once renowned captain, now resorting to stealing and plundering. Untill he set sail on easter, making him, his ship and his crew hit a terrible storm, turning them all into ghosts. They now haunt the seas, and everyone who comes in contact with the ship will meet a terrible fate.

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